Two new astronauts were inducted into the NASA Hall of Fame at The Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Former Astronauts Shannon W. Lucid and Jerry L. Ross were honored at the ceremony for their dedication to the space program and groundbreaking work for NASA.
Lucid was a member of NASA'S first class that included female astronauts in space exploration missions. Lucid said that there were limitations to working aboard the space shuttle.
"The shuttle showed that the experience of living and working in space is not limited by gender, race, nationality or even by your specific background experience. The shuttle demonstrated almost with every flight that all types of human beings can perform extraordinary work in space," said Lucid at the ceremony.
Ross was also honored on stage for his history-making role with NASA as being the first person to be launched into space seven times.
The former astronaut remarked on his past work with school students and empowering the youth to continue the work in space exploration.
"I am delighted now to have the opportunity to encourage our future leaders in space exploration through the ongoing efforts of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation."
The induction of Ross and Lucid brings the total number of space exploring Hall of Famers to 87.