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Shannon Lucid

Shannon Lucid

Status: Retired 1/14/1943 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 6/17/1985 Last Flight: 3/22/1996 Shannon Matilda Wells Lucid is an American biochemist and a retired NASA astronaut. At one time, she held the record for the longest duration stay in space by an American, as well as by a woman. She has flown in space […]

Shannon Walker

Shannon Walker

Status: Active 6/4/1965 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 6/15/2010 Last Flight: 11/16/2020 Shannon Walker is an American scientist and a NASA astronaut, whose first space mission was Expedition 24 on the International Space Station with take-off on 15 June 2010.She is married to a fellow NASA astronaut, the Australian-born Andy Thomas. She is […]

Sharon Hagle

Sharon Hagle

Status: Retired – Nationality: American Type: Private First Flight: 3/31/2022 Last Flight: 3/31/2022 Sharon Hagle founded SpaceKids Global in 2015, a nonprofit whose mission is to inspire students to excel in STEAM+ education with a focus on empowering young girls. SpaceKids hosts several annual challenges designed to inspire kids to pursue careers in the space […]

Shaun the Sheep

Shaun the Sheep

Status: Active – Nationality: Earthling Type: Non-Human First Flight: 11/16/2022 Last Flight: 11/16/2022 Shaun the Sheep is the main character of the eponymous British stop-motion TV show. This plushie serves as zero-G indicator on the Artemis-1 mission.

Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor

Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor

Status: Active 7/27/1972 – Nationality: Malaysian Type: Government First Flight: 10/10/2007 Last Flight: 10/10/2007 Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Al Masrie bin Sheikh Mustapha (born 27 July 1972) is a Malaysian orthopaedic surgeon and the first Malaysian astronaut. He launched to the International Space Station aboard Soyuz TMA-11 with the Expedition 16 crew on 10 October 2007. […]

Sherwood C. Spring

Sherwood C. Spring

Status: Retired 9/3/1944 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/27/1985 Last Flight: 11/27/1985 Sherwood Clark “Woody” Spring is a retired United States Army colonel and former NASA astronaut. Spring is married with two children. He is the father of United States Olympian Justin Spring. Sherwood Spring has logged 165 hours in space, 12 of […]

Sian Proctor

Sian Proctor

Status: Active 3/28/1970 – Nationality: American Type: Private First Flight: 9/16/2021 Last Flight: 9/16/2021 Sian Proctor is an American explorer, scientist, STEM communicator, and aspiring astronaut. She is a geology, sustainability and planetary science professor at South Mountain Community College. Proctor was the education outreach officer for the first Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation […]

Sidney M. Gutierrez

Sidney M. Gutierrez

Status: Retired 6/27/1951 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 6/5/1991 Last Flight: 4/4/1994 Sidney McNeill Gutierrez is a former NASA astronaut.

Sigmund Jähn

Sigmund Jähn

Status: Deceased 2/13/1937 – 9/21/2019 Nationality: German Type: Government First Flight: 8/26/1978 Last Flight: 8/26/1978 Sigmund Werner Paul Jähn (born 13 February 1937) is a German cosmonaut and pilot, who in 1978 became the first German to fly in space as part of the Soviet Union’s Interkosmos programme.

Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson

Status: Retired 7/18/1950 – Nationality: British Type: Private First Flight: 7/11/2021 Last Flight: 7/11/2021 Sir Richard Branson is an English business magnate and founder of the Virgin Group. He later founded both Virgin Galactic and Virgin Orbit.

Sirisha Bandla

Sirisha Bandla

Status: Retired 1/22/1988 – Nationality: American Type: Private First Flight: 7/11/2021 Last Flight: 7/11/2021 Sirisha Bandla is an American engineer who worked at Virgin Galactic between from 2015 until 2020 when she joined Virgin Orbit. She is back at Virgin Galactic since 2021 as Vice President of Government Affairs.

Snoopy

Snoopy

Status: Active – Nationality: Earthling Type: Non-Human First Flight: 11/16/2022 Last Flight: 11/16/2022 This Snoopy plushie serves as zero-G indicator on the Artemis-1 mission.

Soichi Noguchi

Soichi Noguchi

Status: Active 4/15/1965 – Nationality: Japanese Type: Government First Flight: 7/26/2005 Last Flight: 11/16/2020 Soichi Noguchi (野口 聡一 Noguchi Sōichi, born 15 April 1965 in Yokohama, Japan) is a Japanese aeronautical engineer and JAXA astronaut. His first spaceflight was as a Mission Specialist aboard STS-114 on 26 July 2005 for NASA’s first “return to flight” […]

Sonny Carter

Sonny Carter

Status: Died While In Active Service 8/15/1947 – 4/5/1991 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/22/1989 Last Flight: 11/22/1989 Manley Lanier “Sonny” Carter Jr., M.D. was an American chemist, physician, professional soccer player, naval officer and aviator, test pilot, and NASA astronaut who flew on STS-33.

Sophie Adenot

Sophie Adenot

Status: In-Training 7/5/1982 – Nationality: French Type: Government Between 2001 and 2003, Sophie studied engineering and graduated from ISAE-SUPAERO in Toulouse, France, where she specialised in spacecraft and aircraft flight dynamics. She then completed a Master of Science in human factors engineering at MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, USA, in 2004. In 2005, […]