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Michael Coats

Michael Coats

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.

Michael Collins

Michael Collins

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 […]

Michael E. Fossum

Michael E. Fossum

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 […]

Michael Fincke

Michael Fincke

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 […]

Michael Foale

Michael Foale

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 […]

Michael Foreman

Michael Foreman

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 […]

Michael J. Adams

Michael J. Adams

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.

Michael J. Bloomfield

Michael J. Bloomfield

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.

Michael J. McCulley

Michael J. McCulley

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.

Michael J. Smith

Michael J. Smith

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.

Michael L. Gernhardt

Michael L. Gernhardt

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.

Michael López-Alegría

Michael López-Alegría

Status: Active 5/30/1958 – Nationality: American Type: Private First Flight: 10/20/1995 Last Flight: 4/8/2022 Michael López-Alegría is a Spanish-American astronaut; a veteran of three Space Shuttle missions and one International Space Station mission. He is known for having performed ten spacewalks so far in his career, presently holding the second longest all-time EVA duration record […]

Michael Masucci

Michael Masucci

Status: Active – Nationality: American Type: Private First Flight: 12/11/2013 Last Flight: 7/11/2021 Mike “Sooch” Masucci was a former U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel and U2 test pilot.

Michael P. Anderson

Michael P. Anderson

Status: Lost In Flight 12/28/1959 – 2/1/2003 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 1/23/1998 Last Flight: 1/16/2003 Michael Phillip Anderson was a United States Air Force officer and NASA astronaut. Anderson and his six fellow crew members were killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster when the craft disintegrated during its re-entry into the Earth’s […]

Michael R. Clifford

Michael R. Clifford

Status: Retired 10/13/1952 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 12/2/1992 Last Flight: 3/22/1996 Michael Richard Uram “Rich” Clifford is a former United States Army officer and NASA astronaut. Clifford is considered a Master Army Aviator and has logged over 3,400 hours flying in a wide variety of fixed and rotary winged aircraft. Clifford retired […]