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Women in STEM Careers
Women have always played a critical role in NASA’s history. From the first black female engineer to the first female astronaut—many of our female pioneers have been the “first” to achieve something monumental in their fields. Today, the women of NASA continue to lead and inspire in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and truly make an impact on society.
Dr. Lucid became an astronaut in August 1979 and qualified for assignment as a mission specialist on the Space Shuttle. Dr. Lucid currently holds the U.S. single-mission spaceflight endurance record on the Russian Space Station Mir.