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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]

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