Wubbo Ockels

Wubbo Ockels

Status: Deceased 3/28/1946 – 5/18/2014 Nationality: Dutch Type: Government Agency: European Space Agency Dr Wubbo Johannes Ockels (28 March 1946 – 18 May 2014) was a Dutch physicist and an astronaut of the European Space Agency (ESA). In 1985 he participated in a flight on the Space Shuttle Challenger, STS-61-A, making him the first Dutch […]

Yang Liwei

Yang Liwei

Status: Active 6/21/1965 – Nationality: Chinese Type: Government Agency: China National Space Administration Yang Liwei is a major general, military pilot, and China National Space Administration astronaut. In October 2003, he became the first person sent into space by the Chinese space program. This mission, Shenzhou 5, made China the third country to independently send […]

Yelena Kondakova

Yelena Kondakova

Status: Retired 3/30/1957 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) Yelena Vladimirovna Kondakova (Russian: Елена Владимировна Кондакóва; born March 30, 1957) was the third Soviet/Russian female cosmonaut to travel to space and the first woman to make a long-duration spaceflight. Her first trip into space was on Soyuz TM-20 on October […]

Yelena Serova

Yelena Serova

Status: Retired 4/22/1976 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) Yelena Olegovna Serova (Russian: Елена Олеговна Серова, born 22 April 1976) is a Russian politician and former cosmonaut. She was selected as a cosmonaut in 2006 and was assigned in 2011 to Expedition 41, which launched in September 2014 and returned […]

Yevgeny Khrunov

Yevgeny Khrunov

Status: Deceased 9/10/1933 – 5/20/2000 Nationality: Russian Type: Government Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) Yevgeni Vassilyevich Khrunov (Russian: Евге́ний Васи́льевич Хруно́в; September 10, 1933 – May 20, 2000) was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on the Soyuz 5/Soyuz 4 mission.

Yi So-yeon

Yi So-yeon

Status: Retired 6/2/1978 – Nationality: South Korean Type: Government Agency: Korean Astronaut Program Yi So-yeon (born June 2, 1978) is an astronaut and biotechnologist who became the first Korean to fly in space. Yi was one of the two finalists chosen on December 25, 2006 through the Korean Astronaut Program. On September 5, 2007, the […]

Yuri Baturin

Yuri Baturin

Status: Retired 6/12/1949 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) Yuri Mikhailovich Baturin (Russian: Юрий Михайлович Батурин (born 12 June 1949, Moscow, Soviet Union {now Russia})), is a Russian cosmonaut and former politician. Baturin graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1973, and is the former Assistant […]

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin

Status: Deceased 3/9/1934 – 3/27/1968 Nationality: Russian Type: Government Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (Russian: Ю́рий Алексе́евич Гага́рин, IPA: [ˈjʉrʲɪj ɐlʲɪˈksʲejɪvʲɪtɕ ɡɐˈɡarʲɪn]; 9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968) was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He became the first human to journey into outer space when his Vostok spacecraft completed one […]

Yuri Gidzenko

Yuri Gidzenko

Status: Retired 3/26/1962 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) Yuri Pavlovich Gidzenko (Russian: Гидзенко, Юрий Павлович; born March 26, 1962) is a Russian cosmonaut. He was a test cosmonaut of the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (TsPK). Gidzenko has flown into space three times and has lived on board the […]

Yuri Malenchenko

Yuri Malenchenko

Status: Retired 12/22/1961 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) Yuri Ivanovich Malenchenko (Russian: Юрий Иванович Маленченко; born December 22, 1961) is a retired Russian cosmonaut. Malenchenko became the first person to marry in space, on 10 August 2003, when he married Ekaterina Dmitrieva, who was in Texas, while he was […]

Yuri Shargin

Yuri Shargin

Status: Retired 3/20/1960 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) Yuri Georgiyevich Shargin (Russian: Юрий Георгиевич Шаргин) is a retired cosmonaut of the Russian Space Forces. He was selected as a cosmonaut on February 9, 1996. He was selected in 2004, to be the flight engineer on the Soyuz TMA-5 […]

Yury Artyukhin

Yury Artyukhin

Status: Deceased 6/22/1930 – 8/4/1998 Nationality: Russian Type: Government Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) Yury Petrovich Artyukhin (Russian: Ю́рий Петро́вич Артю́хин; June 22, 1930 – August 4, 1998) was a Soviet Russian cosmonaut and engineer who made a single flight into space. Artyukhin graduated from the Soviet Air Force Institute with a doctorate […]

Yury Glazkov

Yury Glazkov

Status: Deceased 10/2/1939 – 12/9/2008 Nationality: Russian Type: Government Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) Yury Nikolayevich Glazkov (Russian: Ю́рий Никола́евич Глазко́в; 2 October 1939 – 9 December 2008) was a Soviet Air Force officer and a cosmonaut. Glazkov held the rank of major general in the Russian Air Force.

Yury Lonchakov

Yury Lonchakov

Status: Retired 3/4/1965 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) Yury Valentinovich Lonchakov (Russian: Юрий Валентинович Лончаков; born 4 March 1965) is a Russian former cosmonaut and a veteran of three space missions. He has spent 200 days in space and has conducted two career spacewalks.

Yury Malyshev

Yury Malyshev

Status: Deceased 8/27/1941 – 11/8/1999 Nationality: Russian Type: Government Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) Yury Vasilyevich Malyshev (Russian: Ю́рий Васи́льевич Ма́лышев) was born in the village Nikolayevsk, Stalingrad Oblast (Volgograd Oblast), USSR, on 27 August 1941. He was Commander of Soyuz T-2 (5–9 June 1980) and Soyuz T-11 (3–11 April 1984).

Yury Onufriyenko

Yury Onufriyenko

Status: Retired 2/6/1961 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) Col. Yuri Ivanovich Onufriyenko (Russian: Юрий Иванович Онуфриенко, Ukrainian: Юрій Іванович Онуфрієнко) (born 6 February 1961) is a retired Russian cosmonaut. He is a veteran of two extended spaceflights, aboard the space station Mir in 1996 and aboard the International Space […]

Yury Romanenko

Yury Romanenko

Status: Retired 8/1/1944 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) Yury Viktorovich Romanenko (Russian: Ю́рий Ви́кторович Романе́нко, Jurij Viktorovič Romanenko; born August 1, 1944) is a former Soviet cosmonaut, twice Hero of the Soviet Union (March 16, 1978 and September 26, 1980). Over his career, Yury Romanenko spent a total of […]

Yury Usachov

Yury Usachov

Status: Retired 10/9/1957 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) Yury Vladimirovich Usachov (Russian: Юрий Владимирович Усачёв; born October 9, 1957 in Donetsk, Rostov Oblast, Russia) is a former cosmonaut who resides in Star City, Moscow. Usachov is a veteran of four spaceflights, including two long duration missions on board the […]

Yvonne Cagle

Yvonne Cagle

Status: Active 4/24/1959 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Yvonne Darlene Cagle is an American astronaut.

Zena Cardman

Zena Cardman

Status: Active 10/26/1987 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Zena Maria Cardman is an American marine biologist and a NASA astronaut of the class of 2017.

Zenon Jankowski

Zenon Jankowski

Status: Retired 11/22/1937 – Nationality: Polish Type: Government Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) Zenon Jankowski is a retired Polish pilot, colonel of the Polish Army and cosmonaut. Jankowski was selected as backup cosmonaut of the 1st Polish cosmonaut Mirosław Hermaszewski for the Soyuz 30 mission in 1978.

Zhai Zhigang

Zhai Zhigang

Status: Active 10/10/1966 – Nationality: Chinese Type: Government Agency: China National Space Administration Zhai Zhigang (born October 10, 1966) is a major general in the People’s Liberation Army Air Force and a CNSA astronaut. During the Shenzhou 7 mission in 2008, he became the first Chinese citizen to carry out a spacewalk.

Zhang Xiaoguang

Zhang Xiaoguang

Status: Active 5/1/1966 – Nationality: Chinese Type: Government Agency: China National Space Administration Zhang Xiaoguang is a Chinese pilot selected as part of the Shenzhou program. He was born in May 1966 in Jinzhou, to a family of Manchu ethnicity and was a squadron commander in the People’s Liberation Army Air Force when he […]