Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez

Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez

Status: Retired 1/29/1942 – Nationality: Cuban Type: Government Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez (born January 29, 1942) is a Cuban military officer, legislator, and former cosmonaut and the first person of African heritage in space. As a member of the crew of Soyuz 38, he became the first Cuban citizen and […]

Barbara Morgan

Barbara Morgan

Status: Retired 11/28/1951 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Barbara Radding Morgan is an American teacher and a former NASA astronaut. She participated in the Teacher in Space program as backup to Christa McAuliffe for the 1986 ill-fated STS-51-L mission of the Space Shuttle Challenger. She then trained as a […]

Barry E. Wilmore

Barry E. Wilmore

Status: Active 12/29/1962 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Barry Eugene “Butch” Wilmore is a NASA astronaut and United States Navy test pilot. He has had two spaceflights, the first of which was an 11-day Space Shuttle mission in November 2009, to the International Space Station. Wilmore was designated as […]

Bernard Harris

Bernard Harris

Status: Retired 6/26/1956 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Bernard Anthony Harris Jr. is a former NASA astronaut. On February 9, 1995, Harris became the first African American to perform an extra-vehicular activity (spacewalk), during the second of his two Space Shuttle flights.

Bertalan Farkas

Bertalan Farkas

Status: Retired 8/2/1949 – Nationality: Hungarian Type: Government Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) Bertalan Farkas (born August 2, 1949) is the first Hungarian cosmonaut and the first Esperantist in space. He is currently the president of Airlines Service and Trade. With Charles Simonyi’s space travel, Farkas is no longer the only Hungarian who has […]

Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson

Status: Retired 9/29/1942 – Nationality: American Type: Non-Astronaut Passenger Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Clarence William Nelson II (born September 29, 1942) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Florida, first elected to that seat in 2000. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served in the Florida […]

Bjarni Tryggvason

Bjarni Tryggvason

Status: Retired 9/21/1945 – Nationality: Canadian Type: Government Agency: Canadian Space Agency Bjarni Valdimar Tryggvason (born September 21, 1945) is an Icelandic-born Canadian engineer and a former NRC/CSA astronaut. He served as a Payload Specialist on Space Shuttle mission STS-85 in 1997, a 12-day mission to study changes in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Bonnie J. Dunbar

Bonnie J. Dunbar

Status: Retired 3/3/1949 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Bonnie Jeanne Dunbar is a former NASA astronaut. She retired from NASA in September 2005 then served as president and CEO of The Museum of Flight until April 2010. From January 2013 – December 2015, Dr. Dunbar lead the University of […]

Boris Morukov

Boris Morukov

Status: Deceased 10/1/1950 – 1/1/2015 Nationality: Russian Type: Government Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) Boris Vladimirovich Morukov (Russian: Бори́с Влади́мирович Моруков; 1 October 1950 – 1 January 2015) was a Russian physician at the State Research Center RF-Institute for Biomedical Problems (IBMP). He trained with the Russian Federal Space Agency as a research-cosmonaut and […]

Boris Volynov

Boris Volynov

Status: Retired 12/18/1934 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) Boris Valentinovich Volynov (Russian: Бори́с Валенти́нович Волы́нов; born 18 December 1934) is a Soviet cosmonaut who flew two space missions of the Soyuz programme: Soyuz 5, and Soyuz 21. He was the first Jewish cosmonaut to enter space, preceding Judith Resnik […]

Boris Yegorov

Boris Yegorov

Status: Deceased 11/26/1937 – 9/12/1994 Nationality: Russian Type: Government Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) Boris Borisovich Yegorov was a Soviet physician-cosmonaut who became the first physician to make a space flight. Yegorov was selected as a member of the multi-disciplinary team that flew on Voskhod 1.

Brent W. Jett Jr.

Brent W. Jett Jr.

Status: Retired 10/5/1958 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Brent Ward Jett Jr. is a retired American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aerospace and aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut.

Brewster H. Shaw

Brewster H. Shaw

Status: Retired 5/16/1945 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Brewster Hopkinson Shaw Jr. is a former NASA astronaut, a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel and former executive at Boeing. Shaw was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on May 6, 2006.[1] Shaw is a veteran of three […]

Brian Duffy

Brian Duffy

Status: Retired 6/20/1953 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Brian Duffy is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and a former NASA astronaut. He flew aboard four Space Shuttle missions.

Brian O’Leary

Brian O’Leary

Status: Deceased 1/27/1940 – 7/28/2011 Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Brian Todd O’Leary was an American scientist, author, and former NASA astronaut. He was part of NASA Astronaut Group 6, a group of scientist-astronauts chosen with the intention of training for the Apollo Applications Program.

Bruce E. Melnick

Bruce E. Melnick

Status: Retired 12/5/1949 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Bruce Edward Melnick is a former American astronaut and retired United States Coast Guard officer. Following retirement from NASA and the Coast Guard, he entered the aerospace industry. He served as a Vice President with the Boeing Co.’s Integrated Defense Systems […]

Bruce McCandless II

Bruce McCandless II

Status: Deceased 6/8/1937 – 12/21/2017 Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Bruce McCandless II was a U.S. naval officer and aviator, electrical engineer, and NASA astronaut. In 1984, during the first of his two Space Shuttle missions, he made the first untethered free flight by using the Manned Maneuvering Unit.

Bryan D. O’Connor

Bryan D. O’Connor

Status: Retired 9/6/1946 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Bryan Daniel O’Connor is a retired United States Marine Corps Colonel and former NASA astronaut.

Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin

Status: Retired 1/20/1930 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Buzz Aldrin; born Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.; is an American engineer, former astronaut, and fighter pilot. As Lunar Module Pilot on the Apollo 11 mission, he and mission commander Neil Armstrong were the first two humans to land on the Moon.

Byron K. Lichtenberg

Byron K. Lichtenberg

Status: Retired 2/19/1948 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Byron Kurt Lichtenberg, Sc. D. (born February 19, 1948) is an American engineer and fighter pilot who flew aboard two NASA Space Shuttle missions as a Payload Specialist. In 1983, he and Ulf Merbold became the first Payload Specialists to fly […]

C. Gordon Fullerton

C. Gordon Fullerton

Status: Deceased 10/11/1936 – 8/21/2013 Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Charles Gordon Fullerton was a United States Air Force colonel, a USAF and NASA astronaut, and a research pilot at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Facility, Edwards, California.[1] His assignments included a variety of flight research and support activities piloting NASA’s […]

Carl E. Walz

Carl E. Walz

Status: Retired 9/6/1955 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Carl Erwin Walz is a former NASA astronaut currently working for Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Advanced Programs Group as Vice President for Human Space Flight Operations. Walz was formerly assigned to the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. […]

Carl J. Meade

Carl J. Meade

Status: Retired 11/16/1950 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Carl Joseph Meade is a former NASA astronaut.

Carlos I. Noriega

Carlos I. Noriega

Status: Retired 10/8/1959 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Carlos Ismael Noriega is a Peruvian and U.S. citizen, NASA employee, a former NASA astronaut and a retired U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonel.

Catherine Coleman

Catherine Coleman

Status: Retired 12/14/1960 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Catherine Grace “Cady” Coleman is an American chemist, a former United States Air Force officer, and a former NASA astronaut. She is a veteran of two Space Shuttle missions, and departed the International Space Station on May 23, 2011, as a […]