Remove Ads
Marcos Pontes

Marcos Pontes

  • Status: Active
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 03/11/1963
  • First Flight: 03/30/2006
  • Last Flight: 03/30/2006


Marcos Pontes, a Brazilian astronaut affiliated with the government agency Brazilian Space Agency, embarked on 1 space flights and engaging in 0 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Marcos Cesar Pontes (born March 11, 1963) is a Brazilian Air Force pilot, engineer, AEB astronaut and author. He became the first South American and the first Lusophone to go into space when he launched into the International Space Station aboard Soyuz TMA-8 on March 30, 2006. He is the only Brazilian to have completed the NASA astronaut training program, although he switched to training in Russia after NASA’s Space Shuttle program encountered problems.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *