It's no surprise that Lucid is a trouper. Born to Baptist missionaries in World War Il-torn Shanghai, she spent her first year of life in a Japanese prison camp. The family later settled in Oklahoma, where Lucid earned her pilot's license at 17. She grew up to be a biochemist and one of NASA's charter class ('78) of female astronauts. But to husband Mike and their three grown children, she's just a working stiff with a nasty commute. "When I walked in the door," says Lucid, who with preflight training had scarcely seen her family for two years, though they exchanged daily e-mail during her trip, "everybody wanted to know what I was going to fix for supper."
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