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Deng Qingming

Deng Qingming

Status: Active 3/16/1966 – Nationality: Chinese Type: Government 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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Dominic A. Antonelli

Dominic A. Antonelli

Status: Retired 8/23/1967 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 3/15/2009 Last Flight: 5/14/2010 Dominic Anthony “Tony” Antonelli is a retired NASA astronaut.

Dominic L. Pudwill Gorie

Dominic L. Pudwill Gorie

Status: Retired 5/2/1957 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 6/2/1998 Last Flight: 3/11/2008 Dominic Lee Pudwill Gorie is a retired United States Navy officer and NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of four space shuttle missions.

Don L. Lind

Don L. Lind

Status: Retired 5/18/1930 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/29/1985 Last Flight: 4/29/1985 Don Leslie Lind, Ph.D. is an American scientist and a former naval officer and aviator, and NASA astronaut. He graduated from the University of Utah with an undergraduate degree in physics in 1953. Following his military service obligation, he earned a […]

Donald A. Thomas

Donald A. Thomas

Status: Retired 5/6/1955 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 7/8/1994 Last Flight: 7/1/1997 Donald Alan Thomas, Ph.D. is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut.

Donald E. Williams

Donald E. Williams

Status: Deceased 2/13/1942 – 2/23/2016 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/12/1985 Last Flight: 10/18/1989 Captain Donald Edward Williams was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, mechanical engineer and NASA astronaut. He logged a total of 287 hours and 35 minutes in space.

Donald H. Peterson

Donald H. Peterson

Status: Deceased 10/22/1933 – 5/27/2018 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/4/1983 Last Flight: 4/4/1983 Donald Herod Peterson was a United States Air Force officer and NASA astronaut. Peterson was originally selected for the Air Force Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) program, but, when that was canceled, he became a NASA astronaut in September 1969. He […]

Donald Holmquest

Donald Holmquest

Status: Retired 4/7/1939 – Nationality: American Type: Government Donald Lee Holmquest (born April 7, 1939) is an American lawyer, as well as a physician, electrical engineer and former NASA astronaut. Holmquest was selected as a scientist-astronaut by NASA in August 1967. From May 1971 to September 1973, he completed training in nuclear medicine at […]