Millie Hughes-Fulford


Birthday December 21, 1945

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Mineral Wells, TX

DEATH DATE Feb 4, 2021 (75)

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Chemist who served as a payload specialist on the first NASA Spacelab mission dedicated to biomedical studies. She later became a Professor at the University of California Medical Center at San Francisco.

Before Fame

She began college at the age of 16. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and biology from Tarleton State University and a Ph.D. from Texas Woman's University.


Her studies focused on the control of human prostate cancer cell growth.

Family Life

She married George Fulford and had one daughter.

Associated With

She and Samuel T. Durrance both went on NASA Space Shuttle missions as payload specialists.