CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A pair of space shuttle era astronauts who combined for nearly 7,000 hours in space have become the latest inductees into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.
Florida Today reports astronauts Shannon Lucid and Jerry Ross were inducted Saturday during a ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
Lucid is the only American woman to serve aboard the Russian space station Mir. She logged 5,354 flight hours in space, a record for a female astronaut until 2007. She also flew aboard space shuttle Atlantis three times, including a trip for her 188-day stay on Mir. That stay earned her the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.
Ross was the first person to complete seven shuttle missions, including five on Atlantis. He logged more than 1,393 hours in space.
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