Status: Retired 5/4/1959 – Nationality: Italian Type: Government First Flight: 2/22/1996 Last Flight: 2/22/1996 Maurizio Cheli (born 4 May 1959) is an Italian air force officer, a European Space Agency astronaut and a veteran of one NASA space shuttle mission. He trained with the United States Air Force and was selected as an astronaut […]
Status: Retired 10/27/1953 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 8/2/1991 Last Flight: 1/12/1997 Michael Allen Baker is a retired captain in the United States Navy, former NASA astronaut, and the International Space Station Program Manager for International and Crew Operations, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. He is responsible for the coordination of program operations, […]
Status: Lost In Flight 3/19/1975 – 10/31/2014 Nationality: American Type: Private First Flight: 10/10/2010 Last Flight: 10/31/2014 Michael Tyner Alsbury was an American test pilot for Scaled Composites. On October 31, 2014, Alsbury was test flying the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo, VSS Enterprise with Peter Siebold. The craft broke up in-flight, resulting in a total loss […]
Status: Active 4/16/1959 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 3/26/2009 Last Flight: 2/24/2011 Michael Reed Barratt is an American physician and a NASA astronaut. Specializing in aerospace medicine, he served as a flight surgeon for NASA before his selection as an astronaut, and has played a role in developing NASA’s space medicine programs for […]
Status: Retired 1/16/1946 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 8/30/1984 Last Flight: 4/28/1991 Michael Lloyd Coats is a former NASA astronaut (three spaceflights), raised in Riverside, California. From December 2005 to December 2012, he served as Director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
Status: Deceased 10/31/1930 – 4/28/2021 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 7/18/1966 Last Flight: 7/16/1969 Michael Collins (born October 31, 1930) (Major General, USAF, Ret.) was an American former astronaut and test pilot. Selected as part of the third group of fourteen astronauts in 1963, he flew into space twice. His first spaceflight was on […]
Status: Retired 12/19/1957 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 7/4/2006 Last Flight: 6/7/2011 Michael Edward Fossum is a former American astronaut and the Chief Operating Officer of Texas A&M University at Galveston. He flew into space on board the NASA Space Shuttle missions STS-121 and STS-124 and served as a mission specialist of Expedition […]
Status: Active 3/14/1967 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/19/2004 Last Flight: 5/16/2011 Edward Michael “Mike”/”Spanky” Fincke is an American astronaut who formerly held the American record for the most time in space (381.6 days). His record was broken by Scott Kelly on October 16, 2015. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but considers […]
Status: Retired 1/6/1957 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 3/24/1992 Last Flight: 10/18/2003 Colin Michael Foale CBE is a British-American astrophysicist and former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of six space missions, and is the only NASA astronaut to have flown extended missions aboard both Mir and the International Space Station. He was […]
Status: Retired 3/29/1957 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 3/11/2008 Last Flight: 11/16/2009 Michael James Foreman is a retired U.S. Navy pilot and a NASA astronaut. While with NASA, Foreman was part of a mission that delivered the Japanese Experiment Module and the Canadian Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator to the International Space Station. Foreman […]
Status: Lost In Flight 5/5/1930 – 11/15/1967 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/15/1967 Last Flight: 11/15/1967 Michael James Adams was an American aviator, aeronautical engineer, and USAF astronaut. He flew X-15 Flight 191 to over 50 miles altitude, however the flight ended when the spacecraft broke apart, leading to his death.
Status: Retired 3/16/1959 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 9/26/1997 Last Flight: 4/8/2002 Michael John “Bloomer” Bloomfield is an American former astronaut and a veteran of three Space Shuttle missions.
Status: Retired 8/4/1943 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 10/18/1989 Last Flight: 10/18/1989 Michael James “Mike” McCulley is a retired American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, metallurgical engineer, former NASA astronaut, and was the first submariner in space.
Status: Lost In Flight 4/30/1945 – 1/28/1986 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 1/28/1986 Last Flight: 1/28/1986 Michael John Smith was an American astronaut—pilot of the Space Shuttle Challenger when it was destroyed during the STS-51-L mission. All seven crew members died.
Status: Active 5/4/1956 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 9/7/1995 Last Flight: 7/12/2001 Michael Landon Gernhardt is a NASA astronaut and manager of Environmental Physiology Laboratory and principal investigator of the Prebreathe Reduction Program (PRP) at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.