Top Ten Shuttle Memories
Highlights from America's longest-lived space program.
- By Tony Reichhardt
- AirSpaceMag.com, July 08, 2011
Stuck on a Space Station
Something about Shannon Lucid’s saga won the public’s affection. With her easy manner and her cravings for M&Ms and books, the 53-year-old grandmother became a minor celebrity when she was temporarily “stranded” on the Russian Mir space station due to shuttle launch delays. Actually, her stay was extended by only a few weeks, and she finally came home with the STS-79 shuttle crew in September 1996. Here she shares a laugh onboard Mir with her NASA replacement, John Blaha.