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Jim Wetherbee

Jim Wetherbee

Status: Retired 11/27/1952 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 1/9/1990 Last Flight: 11/23/2002 James Donald “Wxb” Wetherbee is an American former naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aerospace engineer, and NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of six Space Shuttle missions and is the only American to have commanded five spaceflight missions.

Jing Haipeng

Jing Haipeng

Status: Active 10/24/1966 – Nationality: Chinese Type: Government First Flight: 9/25/2008 Last Flight: 10/16/2016 Jing Haipeng (simplified Chinese: 景海鹏; traditional Chinese: 景海鵬; pinyin: Jǐng Hǎipéng; born October 24, 1966) is a Chinese pilot and astronaut selected as part of the Shenzhou program. A fighter pilot in the People’s Liberation Army Air Force, he was selected […]

Joan Higginbotham

Joan Higginbotham

Status: Retired 8/3/1964 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 12/10/2006 Last Flight: 12/10/2006 Joan Elizabeth Higginbotham is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut. She flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-116 as a mission specialist.

Joe Engle

Joe Engle

Status: Retired 8/26/1932 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 6/29/1965 Last Flight: 8/27/1985 Joe Henry Engle is an American pilot who served in the United States Air Force, test pilot for the North American X-15 program, aeronautical engineer, and a former NASA astronaut. As of 2018, he is the last living pilot of the […]

Joe F. Edwards Jr.

Joe F. Edwards Jr.

Status: Retired 2/3/1958 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 1/23/1998 Last Flight: 1/23/1998 Joe Frank Edwards Jr. is an American aerospace engineer, and former naval officer and aviator, test pilot and NASA astronaut.

Johanna Maislinger

Status: In-Training 10/23/1985 – Nationality: Austrian Type: Private Johanna Maislinger is an Austrian aviator and engineer, currently employed by with the German cargo carrier Aerologic. She will go to the International Space Station as a space tourist on Soyuz MS-20.

John B. McKay

John B. McKay

Status: Deceased 12/8/1922 – 4/27/1975 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 9/28/1965 Last Flight: 9/28/1965 John Barron McKay was an American naval officer, World War II pilot, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and astronaut. He flew the X-15 experimental spaceplane to over 50 miles in altitude on Flight 150.

John Casper

John Casper

Status: Retired 7/9/1943 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 2/28/1990 Last Flight: 5/19/1996 John Howard Casper is an American astronaut and United States Air Force pilot.

John D. Olivas

John D. Olivas

Status: Retired 5/25/1966 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 6/8/2007 Last Flight: 8/29/2009 John Daniel “Danny” Olivas is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut. Olivas has flown on two space shuttle missions, STS-117 and STS-128. He performed EVAs on both missions, totaling 34hrs 28min. In 2013 Olivas joined the University of […]

John E. Blaha

John E. Blaha

Status: Retired 8/26/1942 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 3/13/1989 Last Flight: 9/16/1996 John Elmer Blaha is a retired United States Air Force colonel and a former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of five space missions aboard the Space Shuttle and Mir. Blaha is married to the former Brenda I. Walters of […]

John Glenn

John Glenn

Status: Deceased 7/18/1921 – 12/8/2016 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 2/20/1962 Last Flight: 10/29/1998 Colonel John Herschel Glenn Jr. was a United States Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut, businessman, and politician. He was the first American to orbit the Earth, circling it three times in 1962. Following his retirement from NASA, he served from […]

John Herrington

John Herrington

Status: Retired 9/14/1958 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/23/2002 Last Flight: 11/23/2002 John Bennett Herrington is a retired United States Naval Aviator and former NASA astronaut. In 2002, Herrington became the first enrolled member of a Native American tribe to fly in space.

John L. Phillips

John L. Phillips

Status: Active 4/15/1951 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/19/2001 Last Flight: 3/15/2009 John Lynch Phillips is a NASA astronaut. Phillips is also a Naval Aviator and retired captain, United States Navy Reserve. Phillips has received numerous awards and special honors. He is a National Merit Scholar, graduated 2nd in his class of 906 […]

John M. Fabian

John M. Fabian

Status: Retired 1/28/1939 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 6/18/1983 Last Flight: 6/17/1985 John McCreary Fabian is a former NASA astronaut, Air Force officer, and director who flew two space shuttle missions and on the development of the shuttle’s robotic arm. He later led the Air Force’s space operations.

John M. Grunsfeld

John M. Grunsfeld

Status: Retired 10/10/1958 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 3/2/1995 Last Flight: 5/11/2009 John Mace Grunsfeld is an American physicist and a former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of five Space Shuttle flights and has served as NASA Chief Scientist. His academic background includes research in high energy astrophysics, cosmic ray physics and […]