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David M. Brown

Status: Lost In Flight 4/16/1956 – 2/1/2003 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 1/16/2003 Last Flight: 1/16/2003 David McDowell Brown was a United States Navy captain and a NASA astronaut. He died on his first spaceflight, when the Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-107) disintegrated during orbital reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere. Brown became an astronaut in […]

David M. Walker

Status: Deceased 5/20/1944 – 4/23/2001 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/8/1984 Last Flight: 9/7/1995 David Mathieson “Dave” Walker was an American naval officer and aviator, fighter pilot, test pilot, and a former NASA astronaut. He flew aboard four Space Shuttle missions in the 1980s and 1990s.

David Mackay

Status: Active 1/1/1957 – Nationality: British Type: Private First Flight: 6/29/2012 Last Flight: 7/11/2021 Astronaut David William Donald Mackay AFC is the British Chief Pilot of Virgin Galactic, and a former RAF test pilot. He is the first native-born Scot to visit space.

David Saint-Jacques

Status: Active 1/6/1970 – Nationality: Canadian Type: Government First Flight: 12/3/2018 Last Flight: 12/3/2018 David Saint-Jacques is a Canadian astronaut with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). He was also an engineer, an astrophysicist, and a physician prior to joining the CSA. He was selected to join the CSA in the 2009 CSA selection along with […]

David Scott

Status: Retired 6/6/1932 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 3/16/1966 Last Flight: 7/26/1971 David Randolph Scott is an American engineer, former NASA astronaut, retired U.S. Air Force officer and former test pilot. He belonged to the third group of NASA astronauts, selected in October 1963. As an astronaut, Scott became the seventh person to […]

David Wolf

Status: Retired 8/23/1956 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 10/18/1993 Last Flight: 7/15/2009 David Alexander Wolf is an American astronaut, medical doctor and electrical engineer. Wolf has been to space four times. Three of his spaceflights were short-duration Space Shuttle missions, the first of which was STS-58 in 1993, and his most recent spaceflight […]

Deke Slayton

Status: Deceased 3/1/1924 – 6/13/1993 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 7/15/1975 Last Flight: 7/15/1975 Donald Kent “Deke” Slayton, was an American World War II pilot, aeronautical engineer, and test pilot who was selected as one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, and became NASA’s first Chief of the Astronaut Office.

Deng Qingming

Status: Active 3/16/1966 – Nationality: Chinese Type: Government First Flight: 11/29/2022 Last Flight: 11/29/2022 Deng Qingming is a Chinese pilot selected as part of the Shenzhou program. He was born in the Jiangxi province of China. A fighter pilot in the People’s Liberation Army Air Force, he was selected to be an astronaut in 1998.

Denis Matveev

Status: Active 4/23/1983 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 3/18/2022 Last Flight: 3/18/2022 Denis Vladimirovich Matveev is a Russian cosmonaut. He received his degree in computing and networks from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University in 2006. After graduation, Matveev began working at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia as […]

Deniz Burnham

Status: In-Training 1/1/1985 – Nationality: American Type: Government Deniz Burnham is a US Nacy lieutenant from Wasilla, Alaska. A former intern at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California, Burnham serves in the U.S. Navy Reserves. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, San Diego, and a master’s […]

Dennis Tito

Status: Retired 8/8/1940 – Nationality: American Type: Non-Astronaut Passenger First Flight: 4/28/2001 Last Flight: 4/28/2001 Dennis Anthony Tito (born August 8, 1940) is an American engineer and multimillionaire, most widely known as the first space tourist to fund his own trip into space. In mid-2001, he spent nearly eight days in orbit as a crew […]

Dick Scobee

Status: Lost In Flight 5/19/1939 – 1/28/1986 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/6/1984 Last Flight: 1/28/1986 Francis Richard Scobee was an American pilot and astronaut. He was killed commanding the Space Shuttle Challenger, which suffered catastrophic booster failure during launch of the STS-51-L mission.

Dirk Frimout

Status: Retired 3/21/1941 – Nationality: Belgian Type: Government First Flight: 3/24/1992 Last Flight: 3/24/1992 Dirk Dries David Damiaan, Viscount Frimout (born 21 March 1941 in Poperinge, Belgium) is an astrophysicist for the European Space Agency. He flew aboard NASA Space Shuttle mision STS-45 as a payload specialist, making him the first Belgian in space.

Dmitri Kondratyev

Status: Retired 5/25/1969 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 12/15/2010 Last Flight: 12/15/2010 Dmitri Yur’yevich Kondrat’yev Russian: Дмитрий Юрьевич Кондратьев (born 25 May 1969 in Irkutsk, Russia) is a retired Russian cosmonaut. He served as a crewmember on the International Space Station long duration mission Expedition 27 as Commander, having also served as a […]

Dmitriy Petelin

Status: Active 7/10/1983 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 9/21/2022 Last Flight: 9/21/2022 Selected as astronaut in 2012. By the decision of the Interdepartmental Commission for the Selection of Cosmonauts, he was approved as Flight Engineer-2 of the backup crew of the Soyuz MS-18 and, accordingly, of the Soyuz MS-19 prime crew.