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Ron Rosano

Status: Occasional Spaceflight – Nationality: United States Type: Private First Flight: 10/6/2023 Last Flight: 10/6/2023 Ron Rosano is a seasoned space enthusiast and educator with a remarkable 25-year journey inspiring students about space travel. He’s slated to fly with Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, Space Perspective, and World View, underscoring his commitment to space exploration.

Ronald A. Parise

Status: Deceased 5/24/1951 – 5/9/2008 Nationality: American Type: Payload Specialist First Flight: 12/2/1990 Last Flight: 3/2/1995 Ronald Anthony Parise (May 24, 1951 – May 9, 2008) was an Italian American scientist who flew aboard two NASA Space Shuttle missions as a payload specialist.

Ronald Evans

Status: Deceased 11/10/1933 – 4/7/1990 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 12/7/1972 Last Flight: 12/7/1972 Ronald Ellwin Evans Jr. was an American naval officer and aviator, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut, also one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon. Evans was selected as an astronaut by NASA as […]

Ronald J. Garan Jr.

Status: Retired 10/30/1961 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 5/31/2008 Last Flight: 4/4/2011 Ronald John Garan Jr. is a NASA astronaut. After graduating from State University of New York College at Oneonta in 1982, he joined the Air Force, becoming a Second Lieutenant in 1984. He became an F-16 pilot, and flew combat missions […]

Ronald J. Grabe

Status: Retired 6/13/1945 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 10/3/1985 Last Flight: 6/21/1993 Ronald John Grabe is a former NASA astronaut. He has earned the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, the Liethen-Tittle Award (for Outstanding Student at the USAF […]

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

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 […]

Rosemary Coogan

Status: In-Training – Nationality: British Type: Government Rosemary holds two master’s degrees from the University of Durham, UK. She completed her undergraduate master’s degree of Physics in 2013 which focused on physics, mathematics, computer programming and astronomy. In 2015, she received her master’s degree in Astronomy, where she conducted research on gamma-ray emission from black holes.   In […]

Rosie the Astronaut

Status: Active – 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]