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Abdul Ahad Mohmand

Abdul Ahad Mohmand

Status: Retired 1/1/1959 – Nationality: Afghan Type: Government First Flight: 8/29/1988 Last Flight: 8/29/1988 Abdul Ahad Mohmand (Pashto: عبدالاحد مومند‎; born January 1, 1959) is a former Afghan Air Force aviator who became the first Afghan citizen and fourth Muslim to journey to outer space. He became one of Soyuz TM-6 crew members and spent […]

Aidyn Aimbetov

Aidyn Aimbetov

Status: Active 7/27/1972 – Nationality: Kazakhstani Type: Government First Flight: 9/2/2015 Last Flight: 9/2/2015 Aimbetov was selected to the first Kazakh cosmonaut class in 2002, along with Mukhtar Aimakhanov, out of a pool of 2,000 candidates. From 2003 to 2009, he trained in Russia as a cosmonaut at Star City. He returned to Astana, in […]

Akihiko Hoshide

Akihiko Hoshide

Status: Active 12/28/1968 – Nationality: Japanese Type: Government First Flight: 5/31/2008 Last Flight: 4/23/2021 Akihiko Hoshide is a Japanese engineer and JAXA astronaut. On August 30, 2012, Hoshide became the third Japanese astronaut to walk in space. His space selfies from 2012, including another space selfie that was posted on Instagram, appeared at the top […]

Alan Bean

Alan Bean

Status: Deceased 3/15/1932 – 5/26/2018 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/14/1969 Last Flight: 7/28/1973 Alan LaVern Bean was an American naval officer and naval aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut; he was the fourth person to walk on the Moon. He was selected to become an astronaut by NASA in 1963 as […]

Alan G. Poindexter

Alan G. Poindexter

Status: Deceased 11/5/1961 – 7/1/2012 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 2/7/2008 Last Flight: 4/5/2010 Alan Goodwin “Dex” Poindexter was an American naval officer and a NASA astronaut. Poindexter was selected in the 1998 NASA Group (G17) and went into orbit aboard Space Shuttle missions STS-122, and STS-131.

Alan Shepard

Alan Shepard

Status: Deceased 11/18/1923 – 7/21/1998 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 5/5/1961 Last Flight: 1/31/1971 Rear Admiral Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. was an American astronaut, naval aviator, test pilot, and businessman. In 1961 he became the first American to travel into space, and in 1971 he walked on the Moon.

Albert Sacco

Albert Sacco

Status: Retired 5/3/1949 – Nationality: American Type: Payload Specialist First Flight: 10/20/1995 Last Flight: 10/20/1995 Albert Sacco Jr. (born May 3, 1949) is an American chemical engineer who flew as a Payload Specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia on shuttle mission STS-73 in 1995.

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov

Status: Retired 5/27/1948 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 9/17/1985 Last Flight: 10/2/1991 Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Во́лков, born 27 May 1948) is a retired Russian cosmonaut. He is a veteran of 3 space flights, including twice to the Mir Soviet space station, and is the father of cosmonaut Sergey Volkov.

Aleksandr Ivanchenkov

Aleksandr Ivanchenkov

Status: Retired 9/28/1940 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 6/15/1978 Last Flight: 6/24/1982 Aleksandr Sergeyevich Ivanchenkov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Иванче́нков; born 28 September 1940 ) is a retired Soviet cosmonaut who flew as Flight Engineer on Soyuz 29 and Soyuz T-6, he spent 147 days, 12 hours and 37 minutes in space.

Aleksandr Kaleri

Aleksandr Kaleri

Status: Active 5/13/1956 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 3/17/1992 Last Flight: 10/7/2010 Aleksandr Yuriyevich “Sasha” Kaleri (Russian: Александр Юрьевич Калери; born Jūrmala, Latvian SSR, USSR, 13 May 1956) is a Russian cosmonaut and veteran of extended stays on the Mir Space Station and the International Space Station (ISS). Kaleri has most recently been […]

Aleksandr Laveykin

Aleksandr Laveykin

Status: Retired 4/21/1951 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 2/5/1987 Last Flight: 2/5/1987 Aleksandr Ivanovich Laveykin (Russian: Александр Иванович Лавейкин; born April 21, 1951) is a retired Soviet cosmonaut. Born in Moscow, Laveykin was selected as a cosmonaut on December 1, 1978. He flew on one spaceflight, for the first part of the […]

Aleksandr Lazutkin

Aleksandr Lazutkin

Status: Retired 10/30/1957 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 2/10/1997 Last Flight: 2/10/1997 Aleksandr Ivanovich Lazutkin (Russian: Александр Иванович Лазуткин; born October 30, 1957) is a Russian cosmonaut.

Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin

Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin

Status: Retired 7/30/1953 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 2/11/1990 Last Flight: 2/11/1990 Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin (Russian: Александр Николаевич Баландин) (born July 30, 1953) is a Russian cosmonaut. He is married with two children. He was selected as a cosmonaut on December 1, 1978, and retired on October 17, 1994. He flew as […]

Aleksandr Panayotov Aleksandrov

Aleksandr Panayotov Aleksandrov

Status: Retired 12/1/1951 – Nationality: Bulgarian Type: Government First Flight: 6/7/1988 Last Flight: 6/7/1988 Aleksandrov was born in Omurtag, Bulgaria on December 1, 1951. He graduated from the Bulgarian Air Force Academy in 1974 and obtained a degree in technical sciences in 1983. In the Bulgarian Air Force, Aleksandrov rose to the rank of lieutenant […]

Aleksandr Pavlovich Aleksandrov

Aleksandr Pavlovich Aleksandrov

Status: Retired 2/20/1943 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 6/27/1983 Last Flight: 7/22/1987 Aleksandr Pavlovich Aleksandrov (Russian: Александр Павлович Александров; born February 20, 1943) is a former Soviet cosmonaut and twice Hero of the Soviet Union (November 23, 1983, and December 29, 1987). He was selected as cosmonaut on December 1, 1978. For […]

Aleksandr Poleshchuk

Aleksandr Poleshchuk

Status: Retired 10/30/1953 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 1/24/1993 Last Flight: 1/24/1993 Aleksandr Fyodorovich Poleshchuk (Russian: Александр Фёдорович Полещук, born October 30, 1953) is a Russian cosmonaut. In February 1989 he was selected as a test cosmonaut candidate (1989 Cosmonaut Candidates Class, Group 14, Civil Specialists). From September 1989 to January 1991 he […]

Aleksandr Samokutyayev

Aleksandr Samokutyayev

Status: Retired 3/13/1970 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 4/4/2011 Last Flight: 9/25/2014 Aleksandr Mikhailovich Samokutyayev (Александр Михайлович Самокутяев – born 13 March 1970 in Penza / Penza Oblast / Russian SFSR) is a former Russian cosmonaut. Samokutyayev served as a Flight Engineer for the International Space Station (ISS) long duration Expedition 27/28 missions. […]

Aleksandr Serebrov

Aleksandr Serebrov

Status: Deceased 2/15/1944 – 11/12/2013 Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 8/19/1982 Last Flight: 7/1/1993 Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Serebrov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Серебро́в, February 15, 1944 – November 12, 2013) was a Soviet cosmonaut. He graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (1967), and was selected as a cosmonaut on December 1, 1978. He retired […]

Aleksandr Skvortsov

Aleksandr Skvortsov

Status: Active 5/6/1966 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 4/2/2010 Last Flight: 7/20/2019 Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Skvortsov (Russian: Aлександр Aлександрович Скворцов; born May 6, 1966) is a Russian cosmonaut. He has had two spaceflights, which were long-duration missions aboard the International Space Station. His first spaceflight took place from April to September 2010, and was […]

Aleksandr Viktorenko

Aleksandr Viktorenko

Status: Retired 3/29/1947 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 7/22/1987 Last Flight: 10/3/1994 Aleksandr Stepanovich Viktorenko (Александр Степанович Викторенко) is a Soviet cosmonaut. He was born in Olginka, North-Kazakhstan Oblast, Kazakh SSR on March 29, 1947. He is married with two children. He was selected as a cosmonaut on March 23, 1978, and […]

Aleksei Gubarev

Aleksei Gubarev

Status: Deceased 3/29/1931 – 2/21/2015 Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 1/10/1975 Last Flight: 3/2/1978 Aleksei Aleksandrovich Gubarev (Russian: Алексе́й Алекса́ндрович Гу́барев; 29 March 1931 – 21 February 2015) was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on two space flights: Soyuz 17 and Soyuz 28.

Aleksei Yeliseyev

Aleksei Yeliseyev

Status: Retired 7/13/1934 – Nationality: Soviet Type: Government First Flight: 1/15/1969 Last Flight: 4/22/1971 Aleksei Stanislavovich Yeliseyev (Russian: Алексей Станиславович Елисеев; born July 13, 1934) is a retired Soviet cosmonaut who flew on three missions in the Soyuz programme as a flight engineer: Soyuz 5, Soyuz 8, and Soyuz 10. Aleksei’s father was Lithuanian with […]

Aleksey Ovchinin

Aleksey Ovchinin

Status: Active 9/28/1971 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 3/18/2016 Last Flight: 3/14/2019 Aleksey Nikolayevich Ovchinin born 28 September 1971 in Rybinsk, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russian SFSR is a Russian Air Force Major and cosmonaut, who was selected in 2006. Ovchinin made his first spaceflight in 2016, and was assigned as Commander of Soyuz MS-10 […]

Alexander Gerst

Alexander Gerst

Status: Active 5/3/1976 – Nationality: German Type: Government First Flight: 5/28/2014 Last Flight: 6/6/2018 Alexander Gerst is a German European Space Agency astronaut and geophysicist, who was selected in 2009 to take part in space training. He was part of the International Space Station Expedition 40 and 41 from May to November 2014. Gerst returned […]

Alexander Misurkin

Alexander Misurkin

Status: Active 9/23/1977 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 3/28/2013 Last Flight: 9/12/2017 Alexander Alexanderovich Misurkin (Russian: Aлександр Aлександрович Мисуркин) born on September 23, 1977, a major in the Russian Air Force, is a Russian cosmonaut, selected in 2006. He flew aboard Soyuz TMA-08M on 28 March 2013 as his first space mission, and […]