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Catherine Coleman

Catherine Coleman

Status: Retired 12/14/1960 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 10/20/1995 Last Flight: 12/15/2010 Catherine Grace “Cady” Coleman is an American chemist, a former United States Air Force officer, and a former NASA astronaut. She is a veteran of two Space Shuttle missions, and departed the International Space Station on May 23, 2011, as a […]

Charles “Scorch” Hobaugh

Charles “Scorch” Hobaugh

Status: Retired 11/5/1961 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 7/12/2001 Last Flight: 11/16/2009 Charles Owen “Scorch” Hobaugh is a former NASA astronaut and a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer. He has had three spaceflights, all of which were Space Shuttle missions to the International Space Station, lasting between 10 and 13 days.

Charles Bassett

Charles Bassett

Status: Lost In Training 12/30/1931 – 2/28/1966 Nationality: American Type: Government Charles Arthur “Charlie” Bassett II, Major, USAF was an American electrical engineer and United States Air Force test pilot. He was selected as a NASA astronaut in 1963 and assigned to Gemini 9, but died in an airplane crash during training for his first […]

Charles Bolden

Charles Bolden

Status: Retired 8/19/1946 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 1/12/1986 Last Flight: 2/3/1994 Charles Frank Bolden Jr. is a former Administrator of NASA, a retired United States Marine Corps Major General, and a former NASA astronaut. A 1968 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, he became a Marine Aviator and test pilot. […]

Charles Camarda

Charles Camarda

Status: Retired 5/8/1952 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 7/26/2005 Last Flight: 7/26/2005 Charles Joseph “Charlie” Camarda is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut who flew his first mission into space on board the Space Shuttle mission STS-114. He served as Senior Advisor for Engineering Development at NASA Langley Research Center.

Charles D. Gemar

Charles D. Gemar

Status: Retired 8/4/1955 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/15/1990 Last Flight: 3/4/1994 Charles Donald “Sam” Gemar is an American former astronaut with NASA and a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army. Gemar has flown on three Space Shuttle missions (STS-38, STS-48 and STS-62). Gemar has completed 385 orbits of the Earth and […]

Charles D. Walker

Charles D. Walker

Status: Retired 8/29/1948 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 8/30/1984 Last Flight: 11/27/1985 Charles David “Charlie” Walker (born August 29, 1948) is an American engineer who flew on three Space Shuttle missions in 1984 and 1985 as a Payload Specialist for the McDonnell Douglas Corporation. He is the first non-government individual to fly in […]

Charles Duke

Charles Duke

Status: Retired 10/3/1935 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/16/1972 Last Flight: 4/16/1972 Charles Moss “Charlie” Duke Jr. is an American former astronaut, retired U.S. Air Force officer and test pilot. As Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 16 in 1972, he became the tenth and youngest person to walk on the Moon. Duke […]

Charles E. Brady Jr.

Charles E. Brady Jr.

Status: Deceased 8/12/1951 – 7/23/2006 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 6/20/1996 Last Flight: 6/20/1996 Charles Eldon Brady Jr. was an American physician, a Captain in the United States Navy and a NASA astronaut. He spent 16 days in space on the STS-78 flight in 1996. Brady specialized in sports medicine and worked as […]

Charles J. Precourt

Charles J. Precourt

Status: Retired 6/29/1955 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/26/1993 Last Flight: 6/2/1998 Charles Joseph Precourt is a retired NASA astronaut. His career in flight began at an early age, and spans his entire lifetime. He served in the US Air Force, piloted numerous jet aircraft, and piloted and commanded the Space Shuttle. Notably, […]

Charles L. Veach

Charles L. Veach

Status: Deceased 9/18/1944 – 10/3/1995 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/28/1991 Last Flight: 10/22/1992 Charles Lacy Veach was a USAF fighter pilot and NASA astronaut.

Charles Simonyi

Charles Simonyi

Status: Retired 9/10/1948 – Nationality: Hungarian Type: Non-Astronaut Passenger First Flight: 4/7/2007 Last Flight: 3/26/2009 Charles Simonyi (born September 10, 1948) is a Hungarian-born American computer businessman. In April 2007, aboard Soyuz TMA-10, he became the fifth space tourist and the second Hungarian in space. In March 2009, aboard Soyuz TMA-14, he made a second […]

Chen Dong

Chen Dong

Status: Active 12/12/1978 – Nationality: Chinese Type: Government First Flight: 10/16/2016 Last Flight: 10/16/2016 Chen Dong (simplified Chinese: 陈冬; traditional Chinese: 陳冬; pinyin: Chén Dōng; born 12 December 1978) is a Chinese pilot and astronaut selected as part of the Shenzhou program. He was selected to fly on the Shenzhou 11 mission in October […]

Chen Quan

Chen Quan

Status: Retired 12/1/1963 – Nationality: Chinese Type: Government Chen Quan (simplified Chinese: 陈全; traditional Chinese: 陳全; pinyin: Chén Quán) is a Chinese pilot selected as part of the Shenzhou program. Chen was selected to be an astronaut in 1998 and served as commander of the backup crew for Shenzhou 7 which flew in September […]

Chiaki Mukai

Chiaki Mukai

Status: Retired 5/6/1952 – Nationality: Japanese Type: Government First Flight: 7/8/1994 Last Flight: 10/29/1998 Chiaki Mukai (向井 千秋 Mukai Chiaki, born May 6, 1952, Tatebayashi, Gunma, Japan) is a Japanese doctor and JAXA astronaut. She was the first Japanese woman in space, and was the first Japanese citizen to have two spaceflights. Both were Space […]

Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield

Status: Retired 8/29/1959 – Nationality: Canadian Type: Government First Flight: 11/12/1995 Last Flight: 12/19/2012 Chris Austin Hadfield is a Canadian retired astronaut, engineer, and former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot. The first Canadian to walk in space, Hadfield has flown two space shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station.

Chris Sembroski

Status: In-Training 1/1/1979 – Nationality: American Type: Non-Astronaut Passenger Chris Sembroski is an aerospace worker at Lockheed Martin who used to work on Minuteman missiles in the Air Force. Birth date is unknown.

Christa McAuliffe

Christa McAuliffe

Status: Lost In Flight 9/2/1948 – 1/28/1986 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 1/28/1986 Last Flight: 1/28/1986 Sharon Christa McAuliffe (born Sharon Christa Corrigan; September 2, 1948 – January 28, 1986) was an American teacher and astronaut from Concord, New Hampshire and one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

Christer Fuglesang

Christer Fuglesang

Status: Retired 3/18/1957 – Nationality: Swedish Type: Government First Flight: 12/10/2006 Last Flight: 8/29/2009 Arne Christer Fuglesang (born March 18, 1957 in Stockholm) is a Swedish physicist and an ESA astronaut. He was first launched aboard the STS-116 Space Shuttle mission on December 10, 2006, at 01:47 GMT, making him the first Swedish citizen in […]

Christina Koch

Christina Koch

Status: Active 1/29/1979 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 3/14/2019 Last Flight: 3/14/2019 Christina Hammock Koch (born January 29, 1979) is a NASA astronaut of the class of 2013.

Christopher Cassidy

Christopher Cassidy

Status: Active 1/4/1970 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 7/15/2009 Last Flight: 4/9/2020 Christopher John “Chris” Cassidy is a NASA astronaut and United States Navy SEAL. Chris Cassidy achieved the rank of Captain in the U.S. Navy. He was the Chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA from July 2015 until June 2017. […]

Christopher Ferguson

Christopher Ferguson

Status: Active 9/1/1961 – Nationality: American Type: Commercial First Flight: 9/9/2006 Last Flight: 7/8/2011 Christopher J. Ferguson is a Boeing commercial astronaut and a retired United States Navy Captain and NASA astronaut. He was the pilot of Space Shuttle Atlantis on his first mission to space, STS-115, which launched on September 9, 2006 and returned […]

Christopher Loria

Christopher Loria

Status: Retired 7/9/1960 – Nationality: American Type: Government Christopher Joseph “Gus” Loria is a retired United States Marine Corps Colonel and a medically retired NASA astronaut. He was originally scheduled to fly on STS-113 as pilot; however, he was grounded from spaceflight due to a severe back injury.

Claude Nicollier

Claude Nicollier

Status: Retired 9/2/1944 – Nationality: Swiss Type: Government First Flight: 7/31/1992 Last Flight: 12/20/1999 Claude Nicollier is the first astronaut from Switzerland. He has flown on four Space Shuttle missions. His first spaceflight (STS-46) was in 1992, and his final spaceflight (STS-103) was in 1999. He took part in two servicing missions to the Hubble […]

Claudie Haigneré

Claudie Haigneré

Status: Retired 5/13/1957 – Nationality: French Type: Government First Flight: 8/17/1996 Last Flight: 10/21/2001 Claudie André-Deshays Haigneré (born 13 May 1957) is a French former astronaut with the Centre National d’Études Spatiales and the European Space Agency. She was the first French woman to go the space and the first European woman to visit the […]