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Samuel T. Durrance

Status: Deceased 9/17/1943 – 5/5/2023 Nationality: American Type: Payload Specialist First Flight: 12/2/1990 Last Flight: 3/2/1995 Samuel Thornton Durrance (Ph.D.) was an American scientist who flew aboard two NASA Space Shuttle missions as a payload specialist.

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, […]

Sara Sabry

Status: Occasional Spaceflight – Nationality: Egyptian Type: Private First Flight: 8/4/2022 Last Flight: 8/4/2022 Sara is an Egyptian mechanical and biomedical engineer, and founder of Deep Space Initiative (DSI), a nonprofit aiming to increase accessibility for space research. She became Egypt’s first female analog astronaut in 2021 after completing a two-week Moon mission simulating the extreme […]

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

Status: Active 4/4/1964 – Nationality: Japanese Type: Government First Flight: 6/7/2011 Last Flight: 8/26/2023 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

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

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 […]

Scott D. Tingle

Status: Active 7/19/1965 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 12/17/2017 Last Flight: 12/17/2017 Scott David Tingle is a NASA astronaut. He was selected in June 2009 as a member of the NASA Astronaut Group 20, qualifying in 2011. Serving as a flight engineer as part of Expedition 54 and 55, Tingle launched into space […]

Scott E. Parazynski

Status: Retired 7/28/1961 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/3/1994 Last Flight: 10/23/2007 Scott Edward Parazynski is an American physician and a former NASA astronaut. A veteran of five Space Shuttle flights and seven spacewalks, Parazynski’s latest mission was STS-120 in October, 2007 – highlighted by a dramatic, unplanned EVA to repair a live […]

Scott Horowitz

Status: Retired 3/24/1957 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 2/22/1996 Last Flight: 8/10/2001 Scott Jay “Doc” Horowitz is a retired American astronaut and a veteran of four space shuttle missions. Horowitz was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in 1992, and piloted missions STS-75 (1996), STS-82 (1997) and STS-101 (2000). He commanded mission […]

Scott Kelly

Status: Retired 2/21/1964 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 12/20/1999 Last Flight: 3/27/2015 Scott Joseph Kelly is an engineer, retired American astronaut, and a retired U.S. Navy Captain. A veteran of four space flights, Kelly commanded the International Space Station (ISS) on Expeditions 26, 45, and 46. Kelly’s first spaceflight was as pilot […]

Scott Poteet

Status: In-Training 1/1/1970 – Nationality: American Type: Private Scott “Kidd” Poteet is a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel who served 20 years in various roles that include Commander of the 64th Aggressor Squadron, USAF Thunderbird #4 Demonstration Pilot, USAF Weapons School Graduate, Operational Test & Evaluation Pilot, and Flight Examiner. Kidd is a […]

Serena Auñón-Chancellor

Status: Active 4/9/1976 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 6/6/2018 Last Flight: 6/6/2018 Serena Maria Auñón-Chancellor is an American physician, engineer, and NASA astronaut. She has been in space since June 6, 2018, serving as a flight engineer in Expedition 56/57 to the International Space Station.

Sergei Avdeyev

Status: Retired 1/1/1956 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 7/27/1992 Last Flight: 8/13/1998 Sergei Vasilyevich Avdeyev (Сергей Васильеви Авдеев; born 1 January 1956) is a Russian engineer and cosmonaut. Avdeyev was born in Chapayevsk, Samara Oblast (formerly Kuybyshev Oblast), Russian SFSR. He graduated from Moscow Physics-Engineering Institute in 1979 as an engineer-physicist. From […]

Sergei Krikalev

Status: Retired 8/27/1958 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 11/26/1988 Last Flight: 4/15/2005 Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev (Russian: Серге́й Константинович Крикалёв, also transliterated as Sergei Krikalyov; born August 27, 1958) is a Russian cosmonaut and mechanical engineer. As a prominent rocket scientist, he is a veteran of six space flights and ranks third to Gennady […]