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Ronald M. Sega

Ronald M. Sega

Status: Retired 12/4/1952 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 2/3/1994 Last Flight: 3/22/1996 Ronald “Ron” Michael Sega is professor of systems engineering and Vice President for Energy and the Environment at the Colorado State University Research Foundation, a non-profit advocacy organization supporting CSU. He is also the Vice President and Enterprise Executive for Energy […]

Ronald McNair

Ronald McNair

Status: Lost In Flight 10/21/1950 – 1/28/1986 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 2/3/1984 Last Flight: 1/28/1986 Ronald Erwin McNair was an American physicist and NASA astronaut. He died during the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger on mission STS-51-L, in which he was serving as one of three mission specialists. He is survived by […]

Rosie the Astronaut

Rosie the Astronaut

Status: Active 11/1/2019 – Nationality: Earthling Type: Non-Human First Flight: 12/20/2019 Last Flight: 5/19/2022 Rosie the Astronaut is an Anthropomorphic Test Device (ATD), named after the iconic WWII character, Rosie the Riveter. It will launch aboard the Boeing Starliner for its inaugural uncrewed flight to the International Space Station and back.

Roy D. Bridges Jr.

Roy D. Bridges Jr.

Status: Retired 7/19/1943 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 7/29/1985 Last Flight: 7/29/1985 Roy Dubard Bridges Jr. is an American pilot, engineer, retired United States Air Force officer, test pilot, former NASA astronaut and the former Director of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center and Langley Research Center. As a command pilot, he has […]

Rusty Schweickart

Rusty Schweickart

Status: Retired 10/25/1935 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 3/3/1969 Last Flight: 3/3/1969 Russell Louis “Rusty” Schweickart is an American aeronautical engineer, and a former NASA astronaut, research scientist, U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, as well as a former business executive and government executive. Selected in 1963 for NASA’s third astronaut group, he […]

S. David Griggs

S. David Griggs

Status: Died While In Active Service 9/7/1939 – 6/17/1989 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/12/1985 Last Flight: 4/12/1985 Stanley David Griggs was a United States Navy officer and a NASA astronaut. He is credited with conducting the first unscheduled extra-vehicular activity of the space program during Space Shuttle mission STS-51-D. Griggs was killed when […]

Salizhan Sharipov

Salizhan Sharipov

Status: Retired 8/24/1964 – Nationality: Kyrgyzstan Type: Government First Flight: 1/23/1998 Last Flight: 10/14/2004 Salizhan Shakirovich Sharipov (Russian: Салижан Шакирович Шарипов) (born 24 August 1964) is a Kyrgyzstani cosmonaut. Sharipov is a co-author and investigator for the Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity project. He has been to space twice (launched from the U.S. as an […]

Sally Ride

Sally Ride

Status: Deceased 5/26/1951 – 7/23/2012 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 6/18/1983 Last Flight: 10/5/1984 Sally Kristen Ride was an American astronaut, physicist, and engineer. Born in Los Angeles, she joined NASA in 1978 and became the first American woman in space in 1983. Ride was the third woman in space overall, after USSR cosmonauts […]

Samantha Cristoforetti

Samantha Cristoforetti

Status: Active 4/26/1977 – Nationality: Italian Type: Government First Flight: 11/23/2014 Last Flight: 4/27/2022 Samantha Cristoforetti (born 26 April 1977 in Milan) is an Italian European Space Agency astronaut, Italian Air Force pilot and engineer. She holds the record for the longest uninterrupted spaceflight of a European astronaut (199 days, 16 hours), and until June […]

Samuel T. Durrance

Samuel T. Durrance

Status: Retired 9/17/1943 – Nationality: American Type: Payload Specialist First Flight: 12/2/1990 Last Flight: 3/2/1995 Samuel Thornton Durrance (Ph.D.) is an American scientist who flew aboard two NASA Space Shuttle missions as a payload specialist.

Sandra Magnus

Sandra Magnus

Status: Retired 10/30/1964 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 10/7/2002 Last Flight: 7/8/2011 Sandra Hall Magnus is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut. She returned to Earth with the crew of STS-119 Discovery on March 28, 2009, after having spent 134 days in orbit. She was assigned to the crew of STS-135, […]

Sarah Gillis

Sarah Gillis

Status: In-Training 1/1/1990 – Nationality: American Type: Private Sarah Gillis is a Lead Space Operations Engineer at SpaceX, responsible for overseeing the company’s astronaut training program. This includes the development of mission-specific curriculum and training execution for both NASA and commercial astronauts who fly aboard the Dragon spacecraft. She prepared NASA astronauts for the Demo-2 […]

Satoshi Furukawa

Satoshi Furukawa

Status: Active 4/4/1964 – Nationality: Japanese Type: Government First Flight: 6/7/2011 Last Flight: 6/7/2011 Satoshi Furukawa (古川 聡 Furukawa Satoshi, born April 4, 1964) is a Japanese surgeon and JAXA astronaut. Furukawa was assigned to the International Space Station as a flight engineer on long-duration missions Expedition 28/29, lifting off 7 June 2011 and returning […]

Scott Altman

Scott Altman

Status: Retired 8/15/1959 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/17/1998 Last Flight: 5/11/2009 Scott Douglas “Scooter” Altman is a retired United States Navy Captain, engineer, test pilot and former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of four Space Shuttle missions. His fourth mission on STS-125 was the last servicing mission to the Hubble Space […]

Scott Carpenter

Scott Carpenter

Status: Deceased 5/1/1925 – 10/10/2013 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 5/24/1962 Last Flight: 5/24/1962 Malcolm Scott Carpenter, was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, astronaut, and aquanaut. He was one of the original seven astronauts selected for NASA’s Project Mercury in April 1959. Carpenter was the second American (after John […]