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Yang Liwei

Yang Liwei

Status: Active 6/21/1965 – Nationality: Chinese Type: Government First Flight: 10/15/2003 Last Flight: 10/15/2003 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 […]

Ye Guangfu

Ye Guangfu

Status: Active 9/1/1980 – Nationality: Chinese Type: Government First Flight: 10/15/2021 Last Flight: 10/15/2021 Chinese astronaut Ye Guangfu was born in 1980 in the Sichuan province of China. He is an air force pilot and spent four years as an instructor and four years as a jet fighter pilot amassing 1100 hours of flight time. […]

Yelena Kondakova

Yelena Kondakova

Status: Retired 3/30/1957 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 10/3/1994 Last Flight: 5/15/1997 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 First Flight: 9/25/2014 Last Flight: 9/25/2014 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 First Flight: 1/15/1969 Last Flight: 1/15/1969 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 First Flight: 4/8/2008 Last Flight: 4/8/2008 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, […]

Yozo Hirano

Yozo Hirano

Status: In-Training 1/1/1985 – Nationality: Japanese Type: Private Born in Ehime Prefecture, Japan in 1985. Yozo joined ZOZO Co. Ltd shortly after graduating from university, in charge of management and casting director of the photography team. After leaving ZOZO, he started working as a producer and manager for Yusaku Maezawa’s private projects.

Yulia Peresild

Yulia Peresild

Status: Active 9/5/1987 – Nationality: Russian Type: Non-Astronaut Passenger First Flight: 10/5/2021 Last Flight: 10/5/2021 Yulia Sergeevna Peresild is a Russian stage and film actress.

Yuri Baturin

Yuri Baturin

Status: Retired 6/12/1949 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 8/13/1998 Last Flight: 4/28/2001 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 First Flight: 4/12/1961 Last Flight: 4/12/1961 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 First Flight: 9/3/1995 Last Flight: 4/25/2002 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 First Flight: 7/1/1994 Last Flight: 12/15/2015 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 First Flight: 10/14/2004 Last Flight: 10/14/2004 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 First Flight: 7/3/1974 Last Flight: 7/3/1974 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 First Flight: 2/7/1977 Last Flight: 2/7/1977 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 First Flight: 4/19/2001 Last Flight: 10/12/2008 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 First Flight: 6/5/1980 Last Flight: 4/3/1984 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 First Flight: 2/21/1996 Last Flight: 12/5/2001 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 First Flight: 12/10/1977 Last Flight: 2/5/1987 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 First Flight: 1/8/1994 Last Flight: 3/8/2001 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 […]

Yusaku Maezawa

Yusaku Maezawa

Status: In-Training 11/22/1975 – Nationality: Japanese Type: Private Yusaku Maezawa is a Japanese billionaire entrepreneur and art collector. He founded Start Today in 1998 and launched the online fashion retail website Zozotown in 2004, now Japan’s largest. Most recently, Maezawa introduced a custom-fit apparel brand ZOZO and at-home measurement system, the ZOZOSUIT, in 2018.

Yvonne Cagle

Yvonne Cagle

Status: Active 4/24/1959 – Nationality: American Type: Government Yvonne Darlene Cagle is an American astronaut.

Zena Cardman

Zena Cardman

Status: Active 10/26/1987 – Nationality: American Type: Government 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 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 First Flight: 9/25/2008 Last Flight: 10/15/2021 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.