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Karen Nyberg

Karen Nyberg

Status: Retired 10/7/1969 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 5/31/2008 Last Flight: 5/28/2013 Karen LuJean Nyberg is an American mechanical engineer and NASA astronaut. Nyberg became the 50th woman in space on her first mission in 2008. Nyberg started her space career in 1991 and spent a total of 180 days in space […]

Karl Henize

Karl Henize

Status: Deceased 10/17/1926 – 10/5/1993 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 7/29/1985 Last Flight: 7/29/1985 Karl Gordon Henize, Ph.D. was an American astronomer, space scientist, NASA astronaut, and professor at Northwestern University. Henize was selected as a scientist-astronaut by NASA in August 1967. Henize was a mission specialist on the Spacelab-2 mission (STS-51-F) which launched […]

Karol J. Bobko

Karol J. Bobko

Status: Retired 12/23/1937 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/4/1983 Last Flight: 10/3/1985 Karol Joseph “Bo” Bobko is an American aerospace engineer, retired U.S. Air Force officer, test pilot, and a former USAF and NASA astronaut.

Kathleen Rubins

Kathleen Rubins

Status: Active 10/14/1978 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 7/7/2016 Last Flight: 10/14/2020 Kathleen Hallisey “Kate” Rubins is a NASA astronaut. She became the 60th woman to fly in space when she launched on a Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station on July 6, 2016. She returned to Earth on October 30, 2016 […]

Kathryn “Kay” Hire

Kathryn “Kay” Hire

Status: Retired 9/26/1959 – Nationality: American Type: Government Kathryn Patricia “Kay” Hire is a NASA astronaut and Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve who has flown aboard two Space Shuttle missions. Hire began work at the Kennedy Space Center in May 1989,first as an Orbiter Processing Facility 3 Activation Engineer selected by NASA in December […]

Kathryn C. Thornton

Kathryn C. Thornton

Status: Retired 8/17/1952 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/22/1989 Last Flight: 10/20/1995 Kathryn Ryan Cordell Thornton is an American scientist and a former NASA astronaut with over 975 hours in space, including 21 hours of extravehicular activity. She was the associate dean for graduate programs at the University of Virginia School of Engineering […]

Kathryn D. Sullivan

Kathryn D. Sullivan

Status: Retired 10/3/1951 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 10/5/1984 Last Flight: 3/24/1992 Kathryn Dwyer Sullivan is an American geologist and a former NASA astronaut. A crew member on three Space Shuttle missions, she was the first American woman to walk in space on October 11, 1984. She was Under Secretary of Commerce for […]

Kathryn P. Hire

Kathryn P. Hire

Status: Retired 8/26/1959 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/17/1998 Last Flight: 2/8/2010 Kathryn Patricia “Kay” Hire is a NASA astronaut and Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve who has flown aboard two Space Shuttle missions.

Katya Echazarreta

Katya Echazarreta

Status: In-Training – Nationality: Mexican Type: Private Katya was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. She is the co-host of the YouTube series “Netflix IRL” and “Electric Kat” on the CBS show “Mission Unstoppable.” Katya is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering at Johns Hopkins University and earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical […]

Kayla Barron

Kayla Barron

Status: Active 9/19/1987 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/11/2021 Last Flight: 11/11/2021 Kayla Jane Barron is an American submarine warfare officer and NASA astronaut candidate of the class of 2017.

Keith Colmer

Keith Colmer

Status: Retired 1/1/1967 – Nationality: American Type: Private First Flight: 8/7/2012 Last Flight: 8/7/2012 Keith Colmer was an experimental test pilot on White Knight 2 and SpaceShip 2 and a pilot training program and simulator development manager.

Ken Bowersox

Ken Bowersox

Status: Retired 11/14/1956 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 6/25/1992 Last Flight: 11/23/2002 Kenneth Dwane “Sox” Bowersox is a United States Navy officer, and a former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of five Space Shuttle launches and an extended stay aboard the International Space Station. When he launched on STS-73 at the age […]

Ken Mattingly

Ken Mattingly

Status: Retired 3/17/1936 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/16/1972 Last Flight: 1/24/1985 Thomas Kenneth Mattingly II better known as Ken Mattingly, is a former American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, Rear Admiral in the United States Navy and astronaut who flew on the Apollo 16, STS-4 and STS-51-C missions. He […]

Kenneth Cockrell

Kenneth Cockrell

Status: Retired 4/9/1950 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/8/1993 Last Flight: 6/5/2002 Kenneth Dale “Taco” Cockrell is an American astronaut and a veteran of five space shuttle missions.

Kenneth D. Cameron

Kenneth D. Cameron

Status: Retired 11/29/1949 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/5/1991 Last Flight: 11/12/1995 Kenneth Donald is a retired American naval aviator, test pilot, engineer, U.S. Marine Corps officer, and NASA astronaut.