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 […]
Status: Occasional Spaceflight 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 […]
Status: Retired 6/27/1951 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 6/5/1991 Last Flight: 4/9/1994 Sidney McNeill Gutierrez is a former NASA astronaut.
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.
Status: Occasional Spaceflight 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.
Status: Occasional Spaceflight 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.
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.
Status: Retired 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 former JAXA astronaut. His first spaceflight was as a Mission Specialist aboard STS-114 on 26 July 2005 for NASA’s first “return to […]
Status: Active 11/22/1957 – Nationality: USA Type: Commercial First Flight: 11/2/2023 Last Flight: 11/2/2023 Sol Alan Stern is an American engineer and planetary scientist. He is the principal investigator of the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Chief Scientist at Moon Express.
Status: Died While In Active Service 8/15/1947 – 4/5/1991 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/23/1989 Last Flight: 11/23/1989 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.
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, […]
Status: Active 5/4/2018 – Nationality: American Type: Monkey When is the next rocket launch? Space Monkey is an American web engineer and aspiring astronaut who goes bananas for rocket launches. Space Monkey works hard to ensure his fans get the most up-to-date information about the Space Launch Schedule. You can count on Space Monkey to […]
Status: Active 6/8/1965 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 2/7/2008 Last Flight: 2/7/2008 Stanley Glen Love, Ph.D. is an American scientist and a NASA astronaut from Oregon.
Status: Active – Nationality: Earthling Type: Non-Human First Flight: 2/6/2018 Last Flight: 2/6/2018 “Starman” is a mannequin dressed in a spacesuit occupying the driver’s seat of Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster, launched to an heliocentric orbit on Falcon Heavy’s inaugural launch.
Status: Active 9/27/1966 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 7/4/2006 Last Flight: 4/5/2010 Stephanie Diana Wilson is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. She flew to space onboard three Space Shuttle missions, and is the second African American woman to go into space, after Mae Jemison. Her 42 days in space are the […]