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Konstantin Feoktistov

Konstantin Feoktistov

Status: Deceased 2/7/1926 – 11/21/2009 Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 10/13/1964 Last Flight: 10/13/1964 Konstantin Petrovich Feoktistov (Russian: Константин Петрович Феоктистов; 7 February 1926 – 21 November 2009) was a Soviet cosmonaut and an eminent space engineer. Feoktistov also wrote several books on space technology and exploration. The Feoktistov crater on the far side […]

Konstantin Kozeyev

Konstantin Kozeyev

Status: Retired 12/1/1967 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 10/21/2001 Last Flight: 10/21/2001 Konstantin Mirovich Kozeyev (Russian: Константин Мирович Козеев) is a retired Russian cosmonaut. He flew as Flight Engineer on Soyuz TM-33 in 2001.

Lane Bess

Lane Bess

Status: Retired 1/1/1960 – Nationality: American Type: Private First Flight: 12/11/2021 Last Flight: 12/11/2021 Lane is the Principal and Founder of Bess Ventures and Advisory, a family fund supporting technology firms that innovate and disrupt across multiple market sectors. Lane is best known for having helped start and build two of the most important cybersecurity […]

Larry Connor

Larry Connor

Status: Active 1/7/1950 – Nationality: American Type: Private First Flight: 4/8/2022 Last Flight: 4/8/2022 Larry Connor is an American real estate and technology entrepreneur.

Laura Shepard Churchley

Laura Shepard Churchley

Status: Retired 7/1/1947 – Nationality: American Type: Private First Flight: 12/11/2021 Last Flight: 12/11/2021 Daughter of Alan Shepard, first American in space and fifth human to walk on the Moon. She serves as Chair of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees, a foundation that raises funds for college students and provides mentoring to scholars […]

Laurel Clark

Laurel Clark

Status: Lost In Flight 3/10/1961 – 2/1/2003 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 1/16/2003 Last Flight: 1/16/2003 Laurel Blair Salton Clark was an American medical doctor, United States Navy Captain, NASA astronaut and Space Shuttle mission specialist. Clark died along with her six fellow crew members in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. She was posthumously […]

Lawrence J. DeLucas

Lawrence J. DeLucas

Status: Retired 7/11/1950 – Nationality: American Type: Payload Specialist First Flight: 6/25/1992 Last Flight: 6/25/1992 Lawrence James “Larry” DeLucas (O. D., Ph.D.) is an American biochemist who flew aboard NASA Space Shuttle mission STS-50 as a Payload Specialist. DeLucas was a member of the crew of Space Shuttle Columbia for STS-50 (June 25-July 9, […]

Lee Archambault

Lee Archambault

Status: Retired 8/25/1960 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 6/8/2007 Last Flight: 3/15/2009 Lee Joseph “Bru” Archambault is an American test pilot and former NASA astronaut. He has logged over 4,250 flight hours in more than 30 different aircraft. Archambault is married with three children. His hobbies include bicycling, weightlifting, and playing ice hockey. […]

Lee Morin

Lee Morin

Status: Active 9/9/1952 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/8/2002 Last Flight: 4/8/2002 Lee Miller Emile Morin is a United States Navy Captain and NASA astronaut. He flew on STS-110 in 2002.

Leland D. Melvin

Leland D. Melvin

Status: Retired 2/15/1964 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 2/7/2008 Last Flight: 11/16/2009 Leland Devon Melvin is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut. He served on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist on STS-122, and as mission specialist 1 on STS-129. Melvin was named the NASA Associate Administrator for […]

Leonid Kadeniuk

Leonid Kadeniuk

Status: Deceased 1/28/1951 – 1/31/2018 Nationality: Ukraine Type: Government First Flight: 11/19/1997 Last Flight: 11/19/1997 Leonid Kostyantynovych Kadenyuk (Ukrainian: Леонід Костянтинович Каденюк, 28 January 1951 – 31 January 2018) was the first astronaut of independent Ukraine. He flew on NASA’s Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as part of the international mission STS-87.

Leonid Kizim

Leonid Kizim

Status: Deceased 8/5/1941 – 6/14/2010 Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 11/27/1980 Last Flight: 3/13/1986 Leonid Denisovich Kizim (Кизим Леонид Денисович) (August 5, 1941 – June 14, 2010) was a Soviet cosmonaut. He was selected as a cosmonaut on October 23, 1965. Kizim flew as Commander on Soyuz T-3, Soyuz T-10 and Soyuz T-15, […]

Leonid Popov

Leonid Popov

Status: Retired 8/31/1945 – Nationality: Ukrainian Type: Government First Flight: 4/9/1980 Last Flight: 8/19/1982 Popov was born in Oleksandriia, Kirovohrad Oblast, Ukrainian SSR. He was selected as a cosmonaut on April 27, 1970, and flew as Commander on Soyuz 35, Soyuz 40 and Soyuz T-7, logging 200 days, 14 hours, and 45 minutes in space […]

Léopold Eyharts

Léopold Eyharts

Status: Active 4/28/1957 – Nationality: French Type: Government First Flight: 1/29/1998 Last Flight: 2/7/2008 Léopold Eyharts (born April 28, 1957) is a French Brigadier General in the French Air Force, an engineer and ESA astronaut.

Leroy Chiao

Leroy Chiao

Status: Retired 8/28/1960 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 7/8/1994 Last Flight: 10/14/2004 Leroy Chiao is a Chinese-American engineer, former NASA astronaut, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and engineering consultant. Chiao flew on three Space Shuttle flights, and was the commander of Expedition 10, where he lived on board the International Space Station from October 13, […]