Millie Hughes-Fulford Astronaut

Millie hughes fulford

Millie Elizabeth Hughes-Fulford is an American medical investigator and molecular biologist who flew aboard a NASA Space Shuttle mission as a Payload Specialist. Hughes-Fulford was born December 21, 1945, in Mineral Wells, Texas. She graduated from Mineral Wells High School, in 1962, then received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biology from Tarleton State University in 1968, and her Ph.D. from Texas Woman's University in 1972. She is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Gravitational Science and Biology, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, American Society for Cell Biology and the Association of Space Explorers. Hughes-Fulford entered college at the age of 16 and earned her B.Sc. degree in chemistry and biology from Tarleton State University in 1968. In 1968, Dr. Hughes-Fulford began her graduate work studying plasma chemistry at Texas Woman's University as a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow from 1968-1971. She was an American Association of University Women fellow from 1971-1972. Upon completing her doctorate degree at TWU in 1972, Dr.

Personal details

Date of birth
December 21st, 1945
United States of America
White American


1. Texas Woman's University Colleges/University

- 1972 Doctorate

Texas Woman's University (historically the College of Industrial Arts and Texas State College for Women, commonly known as TWU) is a co-educational university in Denton, Texas, United States with two health science center branches in Dallas, Texas and Houston, Texas. While male students are accepted into all programs, the school is better known as the largest state-supported university for women in the United States. TWU’s nursing doctoral program is the largest in the world.

2010. 27.4 mil. $
Institution colors
304 Administration Drive, 76204 - Denton, Texas
2010. 8,484
2009. 7,875
2010. 5,696
Acceptance rate
2010. 88.0 %
Local tuition
2011. 5.43 K $
2010. 5.43 K $
2009. 5.05 K $
2008. 5.05 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article
Social media

People attended Texas Woman's University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1942., Actor
b. 1922., Writer
b. 1962., Judge
b. 1911., Writer
b. 1901., Author
b. 1928., Actor
b. 1958., Olympic athlete
b. 1921., Actor

2. Tarleton State University Colleges/University

- 1968 Bachelor of Science / Chemistry

Tarleton State University is a public, coeducational, state university located in Stephenville, Texas. It is the largest non-land-grant university primarily devoted to agriculture in the United States.

Type Public university
Institution colors
1333 West Washington, 76402 - Stephenville, Texas
2010. 9,132
2009. 8,527
2010. 1,989
Acceptance rate
2010. 63.0 %
Local tuition
2011. 5.28 K $
2010. 5.2 K $
2009. 4.91 K $
2008. 4.61 K
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Tarleton State University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1943., American Football Tackle
b. 1947., Broadcast Artist
b. 1976., American Football Tight end
b. 1930., Military Person
b. 1925., Actor
b. 1919., Geologist
b. 1983., American Football Quarterback
b. 1923., Surgeon

Space missions

1. STS-40


Space Shuttle program

Mission start

June 5th, 1991

Mission end

June 14th, 1991

STS-40, the eleventh launch of Space Shuttle Columbia, was a nine-day mission. It carried the Spacelab module for Spacelab Life Sciences 1, the fifth Spacelab mission and the first dedicated solely to biology. STS-40 was the first spaceflight that included three women crew members.


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