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Nicole Stott

Status: Retired 11/19/1962 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 8/29/2009 Last Flight: 2/24/2011 Nicole Marie Passonno Stott is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. She served as a Flight Engineer on ISS Expedition 20 and Expedition 21 and was a Mission Specialist on STS-128 and STS-133. After 27 years of working at NASA, […]

Nie Haisheng

Status: Active 10/13/1964 – Nationality: Chinese Type: Government First Flight: 10/12/2005 Last Flight: 6/17/2021 Nie Haisheng is a Chinese military pilot and CNSA astronaut. In 1998, he was selected for the Chinese spaceflight program and was one of three candidates who were part of the final group to train for the Shenzhou 5 flight, […]

Nikolai Budarin

Status: Retired 4/29/1963 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 6/27/1995 Last Flight: 11/23/2002 Nikolai Mikhailovich Budarin (Russian: Николай Михайлович Бударин) (born April 29, 1953 in Kirya, Chuvashia) is a retired Russian cosmonaut, a veteran of three extended space missions aboard the Mir Space Station and the International Space Station. He has also performed eight […]

Nikolai Chub

Status: Active 6/10/1984 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 9/15/2023 Last Flight: 9/15/2023 Nikolai Aleksandrovich Chub (Николай Александрович Чуб) is a Russian cosmonaut. He was selected to cosmonaut corps in 2012. ISS-69 expedition will be the first spaceflight for Chub.

Nikolai Tikhonov

Status: Retired 5/23/1982 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government Nikolay Vladimirovich Tikhonov (Russian: Николай В. Тихонов) was born May 23, 1982. He is a former Russian cosmonaut, selected in 2006. He was selected as a backup flight engineer for Soyuz MS-02. He was made a prime crew member of Soyuz MS-04 but, due to Russian […]

Nikolay Rukavishnikov

Status: Deceased 9/18/1932 – 10/19/2002 Nationality: Soviet Type: Government First Flight: 4/22/1971 Last Flight: 4/10/1979 Nikolay Nikolayevich Rukavishnikov was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew three space missions of the Soyuz programme: Soyuz 10, Soyuz 16, and Soyuz 33. Two of these missions, Soyuz 10 and Soyuz 33 were intended to dock with Salyut space stations, […]

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

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

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

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

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

Status: Active 6/21/1964 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 4/8/2008 Last Flight: 9/15/2023 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

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

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

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 […]