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Ulf Merbold

Ulf Merbold

Status: Retired 6/20/1941 – Nationality: German Type: Government First Flight: 11/28/1983 Last Flight: 10/3/1994 Dr. Ulf Dietrich Merbold (born June 20, 1941) is the first West German citizen and second German native (after Sigmund Jähn) to have flown in space. He is also the first member of the European Space Agency Astronaut Corps to participate […]

Ulrich Walter

Ulrich Walter

Status: Retired 2/9/1954 – Nationality: German Type: Government First Flight: 4/26/1993 Last Flight: 4/26/1993 Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hans Walter (born February 9, 1954) is a German physicist/engineer and a former DFVLR astronaut. In 1993, he flew on board the Space Shuttle Columbia on mission STS-55 (Spacelab D-2) as a Payload Specialist. He spent 9 days, […]

Umberto Guidoni

Umberto Guidoni

Status: Retired 8/18/1954 – Nationality: Italian Type: Government First Flight: 2/22/1996 Last Flight: 4/19/2001 Umberto Guidoni (born 18 August 1954 in Rome) is an Italian astrophysicist, science writer and a former ESA astronaut, being the first European to visit the International Space Station. He is a veteran of two NASA space shuttle missions.

Valentin Bondarenko

Valentin Bondarenko

Status: Lost In Training 2/16/1937 – 3/23/1961 Nationality: Russian Type: Government Valentin Vasiliyevich Bondarenko (Ukrainian: Валентин Васильович Бондаренко, Russian: Валентин Васильевич Бондаренко; 16 February 1937 – 23 March 1961) was a Soviet fighter pilot selected in 1960 for training as a cosmonaut. He died as the result of burns sustained in a fire during a […]

Valentin Lebedev

Valentin Lebedev

Status: Retired 4/14/1942 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 12/18/1973 Last Flight: 5/13/1982 Valentin Vitalyevich Lebedev (Russian: Валентин Витальевич Лебедев; born April 14, 1942 in Moscow) was a Soviet cosmonaut who made two flights into space. His stay aboard the Space Station Salyut 7 with Anatoly Berezovoy in 1982, which lasted 211 days, was […]

Valentina Tereshkova

Valentina Tereshkova

Status: Retired 3/6/1937 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 6/16/1963 Last Flight: 6/16/1963 Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (born 6 March 1937) is a retired Russian cosmonaut, engineer, and politician. She is the first woman to have flown in space, having been selected from more than 400 applicants and five finalists to pilot Vostok 6 on […]

Valeri Kubasov

Valeri Kubasov

Status: Deceased 1/7/1935 – 2/19/2014 Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 10/11/1969 Last Flight: 5/26/1980 Valeri Nikolayevich Kubasov (Russian: Вале́рий Никола́евич Куба́сов; 7 January 1935 – 19 February 2014) was a Soviet/Russian cosmonaut who flew on two missions in the Soyuz programme as a flight engineer: Soyuz 6 and Soyuz 19 (the Apollo–Soyuz mission), and […]

Valeri Polyakov

Valeri Polyakov

Status: Retired 4/27/1942 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 8/29/1988 Last Flight: 1/8/1994 Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov (Russian: Валерий Владимирович Поляков, born Valeri Ivanovich Korshunov on April 27, 1942) is a former Russian cosmonaut. He is the holder of the record for the longest single stay in space in human history, staying aboard the Mir […]

Valeri Tokarev

Valeri Tokarev

Status: Retired 10/29/1952 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 5/27/1999 Last Flight: 10/1/2005 Valeri Ivanovich Tokarev (Russian: Валерий Иванович Токарев; born October 29, 1952) is a Russian Air Force Colonel and test cosmonaut at the Yuri A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. Tokarev traveled to space twice, and has performed two career spacewalks, before retiring […]

Valery Bykovsky

Valery Bykovsky

Status: Deceased 8/2/1934 – 3/27/2019 Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 6/14/1963 Last Flight: 8/26/1978 Valery Fyodorovich Bykovsky (Russian: Вале́рий Фёдорович Быко́вский; born 2 August 1934) is a retired Soviet cosmonaut who flew three manned space mission space flights: Vostok 5, Soyuz 22, and Soyuz 31. He was also backup for Vostok 3 and Soyuz […]

Valery Korzun

Valery Korzun

Status: Retired 3/5/1953 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 8/17/1996 Last Flight: 6/5/2002 Valery Grigoryevich Korzun (Russian: Валерий Григорьевич Корзун, born 5 March 1953) is a Russian cosmonaut. He has been in space twice totalling 381 days. He has also conducted four career spacewalks.

Valery Rozhdestvensky

Valery Rozhdestvensky

Status: Deceased 2/13/1939 – 8/31/2011 Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 10/14/1976 Last Flight: 10/14/1976 Valery Ilyich Rozhdestvensky (Russian: Валерий Ильич Рождественский, 13 February 1939 – 31 August 2011) was a Soviet cosmonaut. Rozhdestvensky was selected as a cosmonaut on 23 October 1965 and flew as Flight Engineer on Soyuz 23. After his space flight […]

Valery Ryumin

Valery Ryumin

Status: Retired 8/16/1939 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 10/9/1977 Last Flight: 6/2/1998 Valery Victorovich Ryumin (born August 16, 1939 in Komsomolsk-on-Amur) is a former Soviet cosmonaut. In 1973, he joined the RSC Energia cosmonaut corps. A veteran of three space flights, Ryumin has logged a total of 362 days in space. In 1977, […]

Vance D. Brand

Vance D. Brand

Status: Retired 5/9/1931 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 7/15/1975 Last Flight: 12/2/1990 Vance DeVoe Brand is an American former naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He served as Command Module Pilot during the first U.S.-Soviet joint spaceflight in 1975, and as Commander of three Space Shuttle missions. […]

Vasily Lazarev

Vasily Lazarev

Status: Deceased 2/23/1928 – 12/31/1990 Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 9/27/1973 Last Flight: 4/5/1975 Vasily Grigoryevich Lazarev (Russian: Васи́лий Григо́рьевич Ла́зарев; February 23, 1928 – December 31, 1990) was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on the Soyuz 12 spaceflight as well as the abortive Soyuz 18a launch in April 5, 1975.

Vasily Tsibliyev

Vasily Tsibliyev

Status: Retired 2/20/1954 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 7/1/1993 Last Flight: 2/10/1997 Vasily Vasiliyevich Tsibliyev (Russian: Василий Василиевич Циблиев); born on February 20, 1954) is a Russian cosmonaut. He was selected as a cosmonaut on March 26, 1987. Tsibliyev flew as Commander on Soyuz TM-17 from July 1, 1993 to January 14, […]

Victor J. Glover

Victor J. Glover

Status: Active 4/30/1976 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/16/2020 Last Flight: 11/16/2020 Victor Jerome Glover is a NASA astronaut of the class of 2013. Glover is a Commander in the U.S. Navy who hails from Pomona, California and Prosper, Texas. He is an F/A-18 pilot and graduate of the U.S. Air Force […]

Viktor Afanasyev

Viktor Afanasyev

Status: Retired 12/31/1948 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 12/2/1990 Last Flight: 10/21/2001 Viktor Mikhailovich Afanasyev Russian: Виктор Михайлович Афанасьев; born 31 December 1948) is a colonel in the Russian Air Force and a test cosmonaut of the Yu. A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.

Viktor Gorbatko

Viktor Gorbatko

Status: Deceased 12/3/1934 – 5/17/2017 Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 10/12/1969 Last Flight: 7/23/1980 Viktor Vasilyevich Gorbatko (Russian: Ви́ктор Васи́льевич Горба́тко; December 3, 1934 – May 17, 2017) was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on the Soyuz 7, Soyuz 24, and Soyuz 37 missions.

Viktor Patsayev

Viktor Patsayev

Status: Lost In Flight 6/19/1933 – 6/30/1971 Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 6/6/1971 Last Flight: 6/6/1971 Viktor Ivanovich Patsayev (Russian: Ви́ктор Ива́нович Паца́ев; 19 June 1933 – 30 June 1971) was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on the Soyuz 11 mission and was part of the second crew to die during a space flight. […]

Viktor Savinykh

Viktor Savinykh

Status: Retired 3/7/1940 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 3/12/1981 Last Flight: 6/7/1988 Viktor Petrovich Savinykh was born in Berezkiny, Kirov Oblast, Russian SFSR on March 7, 1940. Married with one child. Selected as a cosmonaut on December 1, 1978. Retired on February 9, 1989. Flew as Flight Engineer on Soyuz T-4, Soyuz […]

Vitaly Sevastyanov

Vitaly Sevastyanov

Status: Deceased 7/8/1935 – 4/5/2010 Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 6/1/1970 Last Flight: 5/24/1975 Vitaly Ivanovich Sevastyanov (Russian: Вита́лий Ива́нович Севастья́нов; 8 July 1935 – 5 April 2010) was a Soviet cosmonaut and an engineer who flew on the Soyuz 9 and Soyuz 18 missions.

Vitaly Zholobov

Vitaly Zholobov

Status: Retired 6/18/1937 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 7/6/1976 Last Flight: 7/6/1976 Vitaly Mikhaylovich Zholobov (Russian: Виталий Михайлович Жолобов; born 18 June 1937) is a retired Soviet cosmonaut who flew on Soyuz 21 space flight as the flight engineer.

Vladimir Aksyonov

Vladimir Aksyonov

Status: Retired 2/1/1935 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 9/15/1976 Last Flight: 6/5/1980 Aksyonov was selected as cosmonaut on 3 March 1973. He was awarded the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union on two occasions. He retired on 17 October 1988. Flew as Flight Engineer on Soyuz 22 and Soyuz T-2.

Vladimir Dezhurov

Vladimir Dezhurov

Status: Retired 7/30/1962 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 3/14/1995 Last Flight: 8/10/2001 Vladimir Nikolayevich Dezhurov (Russian: Влади́мир Никола́евич Дежу́ров; born July 30, 1962) is a former cosmonaut who resides in Star City, Moscow. He is a veteran of two spaceflights, to the Mir and International Space Stations. During his career, Dezhurov also conducted […]