Charles “Scorch” Hobaugh

Charles “Scorch” Hobaugh

Status: Retired 11/5/1961 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration 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 Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration 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 […]

Charles Bolden

Charles Bolden

Status: Retired 8/19/1946 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration 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 Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration 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 Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration 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 Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration 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 Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration 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 Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration 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 Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration 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 Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration 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 Agency: 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 trip to the International Space […]

Chen Dong

Chen Dong

Status: Active 12/12/1978 – Nationality: Chinese Type: Government Agency: China National Space Administration 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 2016 […]

Chen Quan

Chen Quan

Status: Retired 12/1/1963 – Nationality: Chinese Type: Government Agency: China National Space Administration 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 […]

Chiaki Mukai

Chiaki Mukai

Status: Retired 5/6/1952 – Nationality: Japanese Type: Government Agency: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency 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 Shuttle […]

Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield

Status: Retired 8/29/1959 – Nationality: Canadian Type: Government Agency: Canadian Space Agency 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.

Christa McAuliffe

Christa McAuliffe

Status: Lost In Flight 9/2/1948 – 1/28/1986 Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration 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: Active 3/18/1957 – Nationality: Swedish Type: Government Agency: European Space Agency 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 space. […]

Christina Koch

Christina Koch

Status: Active 1/29/1979 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration 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 Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration 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 Agency: Boeing 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 to Earth on September […]

Christopher Loria

Christopher Loria

Status: Retired 7/9/1960 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration 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 Agency: European Space Agency 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 Space Telescope […]

Claudie Haigneré

Claudie Haigneré

Status: Retired 5/13/1957 – Nationality: French Type: Government Agency: European Space Agency 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 International Space […]

Clayton Anderson

Clayton Anderson

Status: Retired 2/23/1959 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Clayton Conrad Anderson is a retired NASA astronaut. Launched on STS-117, he replaced Sunita Williams on June 10, 2007 as a member of the ISS Expedition 15 crew.

Clifton Williams

Clifton Williams

Status: Lost In Training 9/26/1932 – 10/5/1967 Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Clifton Curtis “C.C.” Williams Jr. was an American naval aviator, test pilot, mechanical engineer, major in the United States Marine Corps, and NASA astronaut, who was killed in a plane crash; he had never been to space. The […]