Millie Hughes-Fulford

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Millie Hughes-Fulford
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Born
Millie Elizabeth Hughes

(1945-12-21)December 21, 1945
DiedFebruary 2, 2021(2021-02-02) (aged 75)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materTarleton State University, B.S., 1968
Texas Woman's University, Ph.D., 1972
OccupationChemist
Space career
NASA payload specialist
Time in space
9 days, 2 hours, 14 minutes
SelectionJanuary 1983
MissionsSTS-40
Mission insignia
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Millie Elizabeth Hughes-Fulford (December 21, 1945 – February 2, 2021)[1] 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.[1] Hughes-Fulford was born in Mineral Wells, Texas.

Hughes-Fulford died on February 2, 2021 in San Francisco, California from lymphoma at the age of 75.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Millie Hughes-Fulford, first female payload specialist in space, dies". collectSPACE.com. February 4, 2021.
  2. Whiting, Sam (February 5, 2021). "Millie Hughes-Fulford, astronaut and UCSF scientist, dies at 75". San Francisco Chronicle.