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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, […]

Lev Dyomin

Lev Dyomin

Status: Deceased 1/11/1926 – 12/18/1998 Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 8/26/1974 Last Flight: 8/26/1974 Lev Stepanovich Dyomin (Russian: Лев Степанович Дёмин; January 11, 1926, in Moscow – December 18, 1998, in Zvyozdny Gorodok) was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on the Soyuz 15 spaceflight in 1974. This spaceflight was intended to dock with the […]

Linda M. Godwin

Linda M. Godwin

Status: Retired 7/2/1952 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/5/1991 Last Flight: 12/5/2001 Linda Maxine Godwin Ph.D. is an American scientist and retired NASA astronaut. Godwin joined NASA in 1980 and became an astronaut in July 1986. She retired in 2010. During her career, Godwin completed four space flights and logged over 38 days […]

Lisa Nowak

Lisa Nowak

Status: Dismissed 5/10/1963 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 7/4/2006 Last Flight: 7/4/2006 Lisa Marie Nowak is an American former naval flight officer and NASA astronaut. Born in Washington, D.C., she was selected by NASA in 1996 and qualified as a mission specialist in robotics. Nowak flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery during the STS-121 […]

Little Earth

Little Earth

Status: Active – Nationality: Earthling Type: Non-Human First Flight: 3/2/2019 Last Flight: 3/2/2019 “Little Earth” is the nickname of a Celestial Buddies plushtoy brought to the International Space Station aboard the first SpaceX Crew Dragon on its inaugural flight. It was used as a “Zero-Gravity Indicator” aboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft during ascent and became […]

Liu Boming

Liu Boming

Status: Active 9/16/1966 – Nationality: Chinese Type: Government First Flight: 9/25/2008 Last Flight: 6/17/2021 Liu Boming (simplified Chinese: 刘伯明; traditional Chinese: 劉伯明; pinyin: Líu Bómíng; born September 1966) is a Chinese pilot selected as part of the Shenzhou program. A fighter pilot in the People’s Liberation Army Air Force, he was selected to be an […]

Liu Wang

Liu Wang

Status: Active 3/25/1969 – Nationality: Chinese Type: Government First Flight: 6/16/2012 Last Flight: 6/16/2012 Liu Wang (simplified Chinese: 刘旺; traditional Chinese: 劉旺, born in 1969) is a Chinese pilot selected as part of the Shenzhou program. He was born in the Shanxi province of China and was a fighter pilot in the People’s Liberation Army […]

Liu Yang

Liu Yang

Status: Active 10/6/1978 – Nationality: Chinese Type: Government First Flight: 6/16/2012 Last Flight: 6/5/2022 Liu Yang (born October 6, 1978) is a Chinese pilot and astronaut who served as a crew member on the space mission Shenzhou 9. On June 16, 2012, Liu became the first Chinese woman in space.

Lloyd Hammond

Lloyd Hammond

Status: Retired 1/16/1952 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/28/1991 Last Flight: 9/9/1994 Lloyd Blaine Hammond Jr. is a Gulfstream test pilot, a former United States Air Force officer, and a former NASA astronaut. He flew on two Space Shuttle missions. Selected by NASA in May 1984, Hammond became an astronaut in June 1985 […]

Lodewijk van den Berg

Lodewijk van den Berg

Status: Deceased 3/24/1932 – 10/16/2022 Nationality: Dutch-American Type: Government First Flight: 4/29/1985 Last Flight: 4/29/1985 Lodewijk van den Berg born March 24, 1932) was a Dutch American chemical engineer, specializing in crystal growth, who flew on a 1985 Space Shuttle Challenger mission as a Payload Specialist.

Loral O’Hara

Loral O’Hara

Status: Active 5/3/1983 – Nationality: American Type: Government Loral O’Hara is an American engineer and NASA astronaut of the class of 2017.

Loren Acton

Loren Acton

Status: Retired 3/7/1936 – Nationality: American Type: Payload Specialist First Flight: 7/29/1985 Last Flight: 7/29/1985 Loren Wilber Acton (born March 7, 1936) is an American physicist who flew on Space Shuttle mission STS-51-F as a Payload Specialist for the Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory.

Loren Shriver

Loren Shriver

Status: Retired 9/23/1944 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 1/24/1985 Last Flight: 7/31/1992 Loren James Shriver is a former NASA astronaut, aviator, and a retired US Air Force Colonel.