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Norishige Kanai

Norishige Kanai

Status: Active 12/5/1976 – Nationality: Japanese Type: Government First Flight: 12/17/2017 Last Flight: 12/17/2017 Norishige Kanai, M.D. is a Japanese doctor and JAXA astronaut. He is a lieutenant and Diving Medical Officer in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (Medical Service Division, 1st Service School). He served as a crew member on board the International […]

Norman E. Thagard

Norman E. Thagard

Status: Retired 7/3/1943 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 6/18/1983 Last Flight: 3/14/1995 Norman Earl Thagard (born July 3, 1943), (Capt, USMC, Ret.), is an American scientist and former U.S. Marine Corps officer and naval aviator and NASA astronaut. He is the first American to ride to space on board a Russian vehicle, and […]

Oleg Artemyev

Oleg Artemyev

Status: Active 12/28/1970 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 3/25/2014 Last Flight: 3/18/2022 Oleg Germanovich Artemyev (Russian: Олег Германович Артемьев) is a Russian Cosmonaut for the Russian Federal Space Agency. He was selected as part of the RKKE-15 Cosmonaut group in 2003. He was a Flight engineer of Expedition 39 and 40 to the […]

Oleg Atkov

Oleg Atkov

Status: Retired 5/9/1949 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 2/8/1984 Last Flight: 2/8/1984 Oleg Yur’yevich At’kov (Russian: Оле́г Ю́рьевич Атько́в; born 9 May 1949) is a Russian cardiologist and former Soviet cosmonaut. With a doctorate from the Russian Academy of Medical Science, Atkov was chosen to be the health specialist on board Soyuz T-10 […]

Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov

Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov

Status: Deceased 1/6/1933 – 5/28/2003 Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 9/27/1973 Last Flight: 11/27/1980 Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov (Russian: Оле́г Григо́рьевич Мака́ров) (6 January 1933 – 28 May 2003) was a Soviet cosmonaut. He was originally part of the Soviet lunar program and was training with Aleksei Leonov for the first manned circumlunar flight. After […]

Oleg Kononenko

Oleg Kononenko

Status: Active 6/21/1964 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 4/8/2008 Last Flight: 12/3/2018 Oleg Dmitriyevich Kononenko (Russian: Олег Дмитриевич Кононенко) is a Russian cosmonaut. He has flown to the International Space Station three times, as a flight engineer for Expedition 17 aboard Soyuz TMA-12, as a flight engineer on Expedition 30 and commander of […]

Oleg Kotov

Oleg Kotov

Status: Retired 10/27/1965 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 4/7/2007 Last Flight: 9/25/2013 Oleg Valeriyevich Kotov (Russian: Олег Валериевич Котов) was born on October 27, 1965, in Simferopol, Crimean oblast in the Ukrainian SSR. After a career as a physician assigned to the Soviet space program, he joined the Russian cosmonaut corps. He has […]

Oleg Novitskiy

Oleg Novitskiy

Status: Active 10/12/1971 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 10/23/2012 Last Flight: 4/9/2021 Oleg Viktorovich Novitskiy, lieutenant colonel in the Russian Air Force, is a Russian cosmonaut. Novitskiy was selected as a cosmonaut in 2006.Between February 2007 to July 2009 he completed basic spaceflight training and passed state exams with excellent grades. On […]

Oleg Skripochka

Oleg Skripochka

Status: Retired 12/24/1969 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 10/7/2010 Last Flight: 9/25/2019 Oleg Ivanovich Skripochka (Russian: Оле́г Ива́нович Скри́почка; born 24 December 1969 in Nevinnomyssk, Stavropol Krai, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union) is a Russian cosmonaut. He served as an Expedition 25/26 and 61/62 crewmember. December 1st, 2021 Roskosmos announced Skripochka’s retirement from active […]

Oliver Daemen

Oliver Daemen

Status: Retired 8/20/2002 – Nationality: Dutch Type: Private First Flight: 7/20/2021 Last Flight: 7/20/2021 Dutch high school graduate whose father won the second place at the auction for New Shepard’s first crewed flight. At only 18, he is the youngest person to go to space.

Owen K. Garriott

Owen K. Garriott

Status: Deceased 11/22/1930 – 4/15/2019 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 7/28/1973 Last Flight: 11/28/1983 Owen Kay Garriott is an American electrical engineer and former NASA astronaut, who spent 60 days aboard the Skylab space station in 1973 during the Skylab 3 mission, and 10 days aboard Spacelab-1 on a Space Shuttle mission in 1983.

Pablo Álvarez Fernández

Pablo Álvarez Fernández

Status: In-Training – Nationality: Spanish Type: Government Pablo holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of León (Universidad de León), Spain, and graduated with a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the Warsaw University of Technology (Politechnika Warszawska) in 2011. After graduating university, Pablo was working as a structural engineer for several […]

Pamela Melroy

Pamela Melroy

Status: Retired 9/17/1961 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 10/11/2000 Last Flight: 10/23/2007 Pamela Anne Melroy is a retired United States Air Force officer and a former NASA astronaut. She served as pilot on Space Shuttle missions STS-92 and STS-112 and commanded mission STS-120 before leaving the agency in August 2009. After serving as […]

Paolo Nespoli

Paolo Nespoli

Status: Retired 4/6/1957 – Nationality: Italian Type: Government First Flight: 10/23/2007 Last Flight: 7/28/2017 Paolo Angelo Nespoli (Milan, 6 April 1957) is an Italian astronaut and engineer of the European Space Agency (ESA). In 2007, he first traveled into space aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery as a mission specialist of STS-120. In December 2010 he […]

Patricia Robertson

Patricia Robertson

Status: Died While In Active Service 3/12/1963 – 5/24/2001 Nationality: American Type: Government Patricia Consolatrix Hilliard Robertson was an American physician and a NASA astronaut.