Status: Active 7/18/1973 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 10/5/2022 Last Flight: 10/5/2022 Josh Aaron Cassada is an American physicist, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. Prior to his selection to join NASA in 2013, Cassada served as a test pilot in the US Navy, and has over 3,500 hours in more than 40 aircraft, […]
Status: Active 3/21/1982 – Nationality: Canadian Type: Government Joshua Kutryk, a Royal Canadian Air Force lieutenant colonel, is from Beauvallon, Alberta. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, as well as master’s degrees in space studies, flight test engineering, and defense studies. Prior to joining CSA, Kutryk worked as an experimental test pilot and […]
Status: Lost In Flight 4/5/1949 – 1/28/1986 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 8/30/1984 Last Flight: 1/28/1986 Judith Arlene Resnik was an American electrical engineer, software engineer, biomedical engineer, pilot and NASA astronaut, who died when the Space Shuttle Challenger was destroyed during the launch of mission STS-51-L. Recognised while still a child for […]
Status: Retired 12/5/1947 – Nationality: Mongolian Type: Government First Flight: 3/22/1981 Last Flight: 3/22/1981 Jügderdemidiin Gürragchaa, born 5 December 1947) was the first Mongolian in space. He was selected as part of the eighth Intercosmos program on 1 March 1978, at time he was in the rank of Major General. His backup was […]
Status: Retired 10/20/1963 – Nationality: Canadian Type: Government First Flight: 5/27/1999 Last Flight: 7/15/2009 Julie Payette CC CMM COM CQ CD (born October 20, 1963) is the current Governor General of Canada, the 29th since Canadian Confederation. Before assuming office, she was a businesswoman, former member of the Canadian Astronaut Corps, and engineer. Payette has […]
Status: Active 8/30/1971 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 5/11/2009 Last Flight: 4/23/2021 Katherine Megan McArthur is an American oceanographer and a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut. She has served as a Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM) for both the space shuttle and space station. Megan McArthur has flown one space shuttle mission, STS-125. […]
Status: Lost In Flight 3/17/1962 – 2/1/2003 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/19/1997 Last Flight: 1/16/2003 Kalpana Chawla was an American astronaut and the first female of Indian origin to go to space. She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator. In 2003, Chawla […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.