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Nation IN BRIEF : FLORIDA

Good Weather Seen for Shuttle Landing

September 26, 1996|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Astronaut Shannon Lucid is due to land at Cape Canaveral, Fla., this morning, with a forecast of good weather. If the weather takes a turn for the worse, however, Lucid will land at Edwards AFB, Calif. If the space shuttle Atlantis returns on time, Lucid will have circled the Earth 3,008 times. She is expected back 188 days after she rocketed away to the Russian space station Mir. The 53-year-old biochemist is the first American woman to live on Mir. She should have been home in early August but had to spend an extra seven weeks in orbit because Atlantis was delayed by equipment trouble and two hurricanes.

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