Laurel B Clark
- Category : Science-Biology
- Type : GE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Rulership 1
American astronaut: Laurel B. Clark, M.D. – Mission Specialist; Commander USN Space Shuttle Columbia. The space vehicle broke up upon reentry on 2/01/2003 starting approximately 7:53 AM CST overhead from California to Texas. All seven astronauts were lost.
Clark received a Bachelor's degree in zoology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1983; doctorate in medicine, UW-Madison, 1987, a career Navy commander who worked as a diving medical officer aboard submarines and a naval flight surgeon. She was accepted by NASA in April 1996 after a failed first attempt. During the Columbia flight mission, Clark was a medical and biological researcher investigating such topics as gene transfer implants and the way bones loose calcium in free fall.
Clark is one of nine kids, married to Naval Capt. Jonathan, one son and two Scottish named cats. Her personal interests were in scuba diving, parachuting, hiking, camping, animals and people.