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Astronaut Shannon Lucid first went up to space in 1985 aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. She once held the record for the longest duration stay in space by an American. She has flown in five different space missions, and is the only American woman to serve aboard Mir. She has also served as NASA's Chief Scientist for several years. In 2012 she announced her retirement from NASA.