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Edward T. Lu
Edward T. Lu

Edward Tsang Lu (Template:Zh-stp) (born July 1 1963) is an American physicist and astronaut, a veteran of two space shuttle missions and an extended stay aboard the International Space Station.

Raised in Webster, New York, Lu earned a degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University and a doctoral degree in applied physics from Stanford University in 1989. Lu is a specialist in solar physics and did postdoctoral work at the Institute for Astronomy in Honolulu, Hawaii before being selected for NASA's astronaut corps in 1994. Lu flew on space shuttle missions STS-84 in 1997 and STS-106 in 2000, in which he carried out a six-hour spacewalk to perform construction work on the International Space Station. Lu spent six months in space in 2003 as part of ISS Expedition 7, with cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko.

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