US astronaut. Two of her four space shuttle flights docked with the Russian space station Mir: the Atlantis mission in September 1997 and the Discovery flight in June 1998 (the final shuttle–Mir docking). In July–August 2003 she flew aboard Discovery on the first space shuttle mission since the Columbia disaster of 2003. Lawrence was selected as an astronaut in 1992.
Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.