Millie Elizabeth Hughes
December 21, 1945
Mineral Wells, Texas, U.S.
|Died||February 2, 2021 (aged 75)|
Mill Valley, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||Tarleton State University, B.S., 1968|
Texas Woman's University, Ph.D., 1972
|NASA payload specialist|
Time in space
|9 days, 2 hours, 14 minutes|
Millie Elizabeth Hughes-Fulford (December 21, 1945 – February 2, 2021) was an American medical investigator, molecular biologist, and NASA payload specialist. She flew aboard the NASA Space Shuttle Columbia in 1991. She was the first female payload specialist in space. Hughes-Fulford was born in Mineral Wells, Texas.
References[change | change source]
- "Millie Hughes-Fulford, first female payload specialist in space, dies". collectSPACE.com. February 4, 2021.
- Whiting, Sam (February 5, 2021). "Millie Hughes-Fulford, astronaut and UCSF scientist, dies at 75". San Francisco Chronicle.