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Toyohiro Akiyama

Toyohiro Akiyama

Status: Retired 6/22/1942 – Nationality: Japanese Type: Non-Astronaut Passenger First Flight: 12/2/1990 Last Flight: 12/2/1990 Toyohiro Akiyama (born July 22, 1942) is a Japanese TV journalist best known for his flight to the Mir space station aboard a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft in 1990. Akiyama is the first person of Japanese nationality to have flown in […]

Tracy Caldwell Dyson

Tracy Caldwell Dyson

Status: Active 8/14/1969 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 8/8/2007 Last Flight: 4/2/2010 Tracy Caldwell Dyson is an American chemist and NASA astronaut. Caldwell Dyson was a Mission Specialist on Space Shuttle Endeavour flight STS-118 in August 2007. She was part of the Expedition 24 crew on the International Space Station between April 4, […]

Ulf Merbold

Ulf Merbold

Status: Retired 6/20/1941 – Nationality: German Type: Government First Flight: 11/28/1983 Last Flight: 10/3/1994 Dr. Ulf Dietrich Merbold (born June 20, 1941) is the first West German citizen and second German native (after Sigmund Jähn) to have flown in space. He is also the first member of the European Space Agency Astronaut Corps to participate […]

Ulrich Walter

Ulrich Walter

Status: Retired 2/9/1954 – Nationality: German Type: Government First Flight: 4/26/1993 Last Flight: 4/26/1993 Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hans Walter (born February 9, 1954) is a German physicist/engineer and a former DFVLR astronaut. In 1993, he flew on board the Space Shuttle Columbia on mission STS-55 (Spacelab D-2) as a Payload Specialist. He spent 9 days, […]

Umberto Guidoni

Umberto Guidoni

Status: Retired 8/18/1954 – Nationality: Italian Type: Government First Flight: 2/22/1996 Last Flight: 4/19/2001 Umberto Guidoni (born 18 August 1954 in Rome) is an Italian astrophysicist, science writer and a former ESA astronaut, being the first European to visit the International Space Station. He is a veteran of two NASA space shuttle missions.

Valentin Bondarenko

Valentin Bondarenko

Status: Lost In Training 2/16/1937 – 3/23/1961 Nationality: Russian Type: Government Valentin Vasiliyevich Bondarenko (Ukrainian: Валентин Васильович Бондаренко, Russian: Валентин Васильевич Бондаренко; 16 February 1937 – 23 March 1961) was a Soviet fighter pilot selected in 1960 for training as a cosmonaut. He died as the result of burns sustained in a fire during a […]

Valentin Lebedev

Valentin Lebedev

Status: Retired 4/14/1942 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 12/18/1973 Last Flight: 5/13/1982 Valentin Vitalyevich Lebedev (Russian: Валентин Витальевич Лебедев; born April 14, 1942 in Moscow) was a Soviet cosmonaut who made two flights into space. His stay aboard the Space Station Salyut 7 with Anatoly Berezovoy in 1982, which lasted 211 days, was […]

Valentina Tereshkova

Valentina Tereshkova

Status: Retired 3/6/1937 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 6/16/1963 Last Flight: 6/16/1963 Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (born 6 March 1937) is a retired Russian cosmonaut, engineer, and politician. She is the first woman to have flown in space, having been selected from more than 400 applicants and five finalists to pilot Vostok 6 on […]

Valeri Kubasov

Valeri Kubasov

Status: Deceased 1/7/1935 – 2/19/2014 Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 10/11/1969 Last Flight: 5/26/1980 Valeri Nikolayevich Kubasov (Russian: Вале́рий Никола́евич Куба́сов; 7 January 1935 – 19 February 2014) was a Soviet/Russian cosmonaut who flew on two missions in the Soyuz programme as a flight engineer: Soyuz 6 and Soyuz 19 (the Apollo–Soyuz mission), and […]

Valeri Polyakov

Valeri Polyakov

Status: Deceased 4/27/1942 – 9/19/2022 Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 8/29/1988 Last Flight: 1/8/1994 Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov (Russian: Валерий Владимирович Поляков, born Valeri Ivanovich Korshunov on April 27, 1942) is a former Russian cosmonaut. He is the holder of the record for the longest single stay in space in human history, staying aboard the […]

Valeri Tokarev

Valeri Tokarev

Status: Retired 10/29/1952 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 5/27/1999 Last Flight: 10/1/2005 Valeri Ivanovich Tokarev (Russian: Валерий Иванович Токарев; born October 29, 1952) is a Russian Air Force Colonel and test cosmonaut at the Yuri A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. Tokarev traveled to space twice, and has performed two career spacewalks, before retiring […]

Valery Bykovsky

Valery Bykovsky

Status: Deceased 8/2/1934 – 3/27/2019 Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 6/14/1963 Last Flight: 8/26/1978 Valery Fyodorovich Bykovsky (Russian: Вале́рий Фёдорович Быко́вский; born 2 August 1934) is a retired Soviet cosmonaut who flew three manned space mission space flights: Vostok 5, Soyuz 22, and Soyuz 31. He was also backup for Vostok 3 and Soyuz […]

Valery Korzun

Valery Korzun

Status: Retired 3/5/1953 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 8/17/1996 Last Flight: 6/5/2002 Valery Grigoryevich Korzun (Russian: Валерий Григорьевич Корзун, born 5 March 1953) is a Russian cosmonaut. He has been in space twice totalling 381 days. He has also conducted four career spacewalks.

Valery Rozhdestvensky

Valery Rozhdestvensky

Status: Deceased 2/13/1939 – 8/31/2011 Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 10/14/1976 Last Flight: 10/14/1976 Valery Ilyich Rozhdestvensky (Russian: Валерий Ильич Рождественский, 13 February 1939 – 31 August 2011) was a Soviet cosmonaut. Rozhdestvensky was selected as a cosmonaut on 23 October 1965 and flew as Flight Engineer on Soyuz 23. After his space flight […]

Valery Ryumin

Valery Ryumin

Status: Retired 8/16/1939 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 10/9/1977 Last Flight: 6/2/1998 Valery Victorovich Ryumin (born August 16, 1939 in Komsomolsk-on-Amur) is a former Soviet cosmonaut. In 1973, he joined the RSC Energia cosmonaut corps. A veteran of three space flights, Ryumin has logged a total of 362 days in space. In 1977, […]