In 1978, OMRF’s Shannon Lucid was selected as part of the first class of female astronauts in NASA’s space shuttle program.
The earth, Don Gibson realized, was shaking. He had traveled to Florida to watch the space shuttle Discovery take off. The shuttle stood 10 stories tall, roughly the size of George Washington’s head at Mount Rushmore stacked atop Thomas Jefferson’s. Still, as it stood on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida […]