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Raja Chari

Status: Active 6/24/1977 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/11/2021 Last Flight: 11/11/2021 Raja Jon Vurputoor Chari is an American test pilot and NASA astronaut of the class of 2017. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, MIT, and U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, and has over 2,000 flying hours.

Rakesh Sharma

Status: Retired 1/13/1949 – Nationality: Indian Type: Government First Flight: 4/3/1984 Last Flight: 4/3/1984 Rakesh Sharma (born 13 January 1949) is a former Indian Air Force pilot who flew aboard Soyuz T-11, launched on 2 April 1984, as part of the Interkosmos programme. Sharma is the first Indian citizen to travel in space.

Randolph Bresnik

Status: Active 9/11/1967 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/16/2009 Last Flight: 7/28/2017 Randolph James “Komrade” Bresnik is an officer in the United States Marine Corps and a NASA astronaut. A Marine Aviator by trade, Bresnik was selected as a member of NASA Astronaut Group 19 in May 2004.[5] First launched to space on […]

Raphaël Liégeois

Status: In-Training – Nationality: Belgian Type: Government Raphaël studied biomedical engineering at the University of Liège, Belgium, from 2005 to 2011. He also became Ingénieur Centralien as part of a double degree exchange programme with the École Centrale Paris, France, in 2009 and earned a master’s degree in fundamental physics from the University Paris-Sud Orsay, France, […]

Ravish Malhotra

Status: Retired 12/25/1943 – Nationality: Indian Type: Government Ravish Malhotra (born 25 December 1943 born in Lahore, British India is a retired Air Commodore of the Indian Air Force. In 1982, he was chosen to train for spaceflight in the Soviet Union’s Intercosmos program. Malhotra served as backup for Rakesh Sharma on the Soyuz T-11 […]

Rayyanah Barnawi

Status: Active – Nationality: Saudi Type: Government First Flight: 5/21/2023 Last Flight: 5/21/2023 Rayyanah Barnawi is an astronaut representing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and serving as a mission specialist on the Ax-2 mission. Barnawi has a Master of Biomedical Sciences from Alfaisal University and a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences from Otago University. Barnawi is […]

Reinhard Furrer

Status: Deceased 11/25/1940 – 9/9/1995 Nationality: German Type: Government First Flight: 10/30/1985 Last Flight: 10/30/1985 Prof. Dr. Reinhard Alfred Furrer (25 November 1940 – 9 September 1995) was a German physicist and astronaut. In 1977 Furrer applied for selection as an astronaut for the first Spacelab mission. He made it into the final round […]

Reinhold Ewald

Status: Retired 12/18/1956 – Nationality: German Type: Government First Flight: 2/10/1997 Last Flight: 2/10/1997 Dr. Reinhold Ewald (born December 18, 1956) is a German physicist and ESA astronaut. In 1990, he was selected to the German astronaut team, training for the Mir ’92 mission. He was the backup of Klaus-Dietrich Flade for the Soyuz […]

Rex J. Walheim

Status: Retired 10/10/1962 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/8/2002 Last Flight: 7/8/2011 Rex Joseph Walheim is a retired United States Air Force officer, engineer and NASA astronaut. He flew three space shuttle missions, STS-110, STS-122, and STS-135. Walheim logged over 566 hours in space, including 36 hours and 23 minutes of spacewalk (EVA) […]

Richard A. Searfoss

Status: Deceased 6/5/1956 – 9/29/2018 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 10/18/1993 Last Flight: 4/17/1998 Richard Alan Searfoss was an American aviator who was United States Air Force colonel, NASA astronaut and test pilot.

Richard F. Gordon Jr.

Status: Deceased 10/5/1929 – 11/6/2017 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 9/12/1966 Last Flight: 11/14/1969 Richard Francis Gordon Jr. was an American naval officer and aviator, chemist, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He was one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon, as the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 12 mission. […]

Richard Garriott

Status: Retired 7/4/1961 – Nationality: British Type: Non-Astronaut Passenger First Flight: 10/12/2008 Last Flight: 10/12/2008 Richard Allen Garriott de Cayeux (born July 4, 1961) is an English-American video game developer and entrepreneur. On October 12, 2008, Garriott flew aboard Soyuz TMA-13 to the International Space Station as a private astronaut, returning 12 days later […]

Richard H. Truly

Status: Retired 11/12/1937 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/12/1981 Last Flight: 8/30/1983 Richard Harrison Truly is a retired Vice Admiral in the United States Navy, a former fighter pilot, former astronaut for both the United States Air Force and NASA, and was the eighth Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) […]

Richard Hieb

Status: Retired 9/21/1955 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/28/1991 Last Flight: 7/8/1994 Richard James Hieb is a former NASA astronaut and a veteran of three space shuttle missions. He was a mission specialist on STS-39 and STS-49, and was a payload commander on STS-65.

Richard M. Linnehan

Status: Retired 9/19/1957 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 6/20/1996 Last Flight: 3/11/2008 Richard Michael Linnehan is an American veterinarian and a former NASA astronaut.