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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]