Status: Retired 12/3/1960 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 6/8/2007 Last Flight: 3/25/2014 Steven Ray Swanson is an American Engineer and a retired NASA astronaut. He is married and has three children. He has received numerous awards and honors. These include the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal and the JSC Certificate of Accommodation and many […]
Status: Retired 8/19/1935 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/4/1983 Last Flight: 11/19/1996 Franklin Story Musgrave, M.D. is an American physician and a retired NASA astronaut. He is a public speaker and consultant to both Disney’s Imagineering group and Applied Minds in California. In 1996 he became only the second astronaut to fly on […]
Status: Deceased 8/16/1933 – 12/12/1994 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 1/31/1971 Last Flight: 1/31/1971 Stuart Allen “Stu” Roosa was an American aeronautical engineer, United States Air Force pilot, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, who was the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 14 mission. The mission lasted from January 31 to February 9, 1971 […]
Status: In-Training 5/23/1981 – Nationality: Emirati Type: Government Sultan AlNeyadi is one of the first two astronauts from the United Arab Emirates, along with Hazza Al Mansouri.
Status: Retired 6/27/1956 – Nationality: Saudi Arabian Type: Non-Astronaut Passenger First Flight: 6/17/1985 Last Flight: 6/17/1985 Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (born 27 June 1956) is a former Royal Saudi Air Force pilot who flew aboard the American STS-51-G Space Shuttle mission as a payload specialist, and a member of the House of […]
Status: Active 9/19/1965 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 12/10/2006 Last Flight: 7/15/2012 Sunita Pandya Lyn Williams is an American astronaut and United States Navy officer of Indo-Slovenian descent. She formerly held the records for total spacewalks by a woman (seven) and most spacewalk time for a woman (50 hours, 40 minutes). Williams was […]
Status: Retired 2/26/1958 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 1/13/1993 Last Flight: 3/8/2001 Susan Jane Helms is a retired lieutenant general in the United States Air Force and a former NASA astronaut. Helms was a crew member on five Space Shuttle missions and was a resident of the International Space Station (ISS) for over […]
Status: Retired 10/24/1961 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/4/1997 Last Flight: 7/1/1997 Susan Kilrain is an engineer, a former United States Navy officer, and a former NASA astronaut.
Status: Retired 8/8/1948 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 8/19/1982 Last Flight: 7/17/1984 Svetlana Yevgenyevna Savitskaya (Russian: Светла́на Евге́ньевна Сави́цкая; born 8 August 1948) is a retired Soviet aviator and cosmonaut who flew aboard Soyuz T-7 in 1982, becoming the second woman in space. On her 1984 mission she became the first woman to […]
Status: Retired 9/18/1954 – Nationality: Japanese Type: Government First Flight: 11/19/1997 Last Flight: 3/11/2008 Takao Doi (土井 隆雄 Doi Takao, born September 18, 1954) is a Japanese astronaut and veteran of two NASA space shuttle missions. Doi flew as a mission specialist aboard STS-87 in 1997, during which he became the first Japanese astronaut […]
Status: Active 12/22/1975 – Nationality: Japanese Type: Government First Flight: 7/7/2016 Last Flight: 7/7/2016 Takuya Onishi (大西 卓哉 Ōnishi Takuya, born 1975) is a Japanese astronaut selected for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in 2009. He spent four months onboard the International Space Station in 2016.
Status: Retired 1/7/1951 – Nationality: Kazakhstani Type: Government First Flight: 7/1/1994 Last Flight: 4/28/2001 Talgat Amangeldyuly Musabayev (Kazakh: Талғат Аманкелдіұлы Мұсабаев; born 7 January 1951) is a Kazakh test pilot and former cosmonaut who flew on three spaceflights. His first two spaceflights were long-duration stays aboard the Russian space station Mir. His third spaceflight was […]
Status: Retired 5/7/1959 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 6/5/1991 Last Flight: 5/27/1999 Tamara Elizabeth “Tammy” Jernigan, Ph.D. is an American scientist and former NASA astronaut and a veteran of five shuttle missions.
Status: Active 10/1/1975 – Nationality: Chinese Type: Government First Flight: 6/17/2021 Last Flight: 6/17/2021 Tang Hongbo (Chinese: 汤洪波; pinyin: Tāng Hóngbō) is a Chinese pilot selected as part of the Shenzhou program. He was born in Xiangtan, Hunan. A pilot in the People’s Liberation Army Air Force, he was selected to be an astronaut in […]
Status: Retired 7/5/1952 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/24/1991 Last Flight: 6/20/1996 Terence Thomas “Tom” Henricks is a retired colonel in the United States Air Force and a former NASA astronaut. Selected by NASA in June 1985, Henricks became an astronaut in July 1986 and served on four Space Shuttle missions.