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Vance D. Brand

Vance D. Brand

Status: Retired 5/9/1931 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 7/15/1975 Last Flight: 12/2/1990 Vance DeVoe Brand is an American former naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He served as Command Module Pilot during the first U.S.-Soviet joint spaceflight in 1975, and as Commander of three Space Shuttle missions. […]

Vanessa O’Brien

Vanessa O’Brien

Status: Retired 12/2/1964 – Nationality: British-American Type: Private First Flight: 8/4/2022 Last Flight: 8/4/2022 Vanessa Audi Rhys O’Brien is a British and American mountaineer, explorer, aquanaut, author and former business executive. On June 12, 2020, O’Brien became the first woman to reach Earth’s highest and lowest points, receiving a Guinness World Record. She became the […]

Vasily Lazarev

Vasily Lazarev

Status: Deceased 2/23/1928 – 12/31/1990 Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 9/27/1973 Last Flight: 4/5/1975 Vasily Grigoryevich Lazarev (Russian: Васи́лий Григо́рьевич Ла́зарев; February 23, 1928 – December 31, 1990) was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on the Soyuz 12 spaceflight as well as the abortive Soyuz 18a launch in April 5, 1975.

Vasily Tsibliyev

Vasily Tsibliyev

Status: Retired 2/20/1954 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 7/1/1993 Last Flight: 2/10/1997 Vasily Vasiliyevich Tsibliyev (Russian: Василий Василиевич Циблиев); born on February 20, 1954) is a Russian cosmonaut. He was selected as a cosmonaut on March 26, 1987. Tsibliyev flew as Commander on Soyuz TM-17 from July 1, 1993 to January 14, […]

Victor Correa Hespanha

Victor Correa Hespanha

Status: Retired – Nationality: Brazilian Type: Private First Flight: 6/4/2022 Last Flight: 6/4/2022 Victor is a civil production engineer from Minas Gerais (Brazil).

Victor J. Glover

Victor J. Glover

Status: Active 4/30/1976 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/16/2020 Last Flight: 11/16/2020 Victor Jerome Glover is a NASA astronaut of the class of 2013. Glover is a Commander in the U.S. Navy who hails from Pomona, California and Prosper, Texas. He is an F/A-18 pilot and graduate of the U.S. Air Force […]

Victor Vescovo

Victor Vescovo

Status: Retired – Nationality: American Type: Private First Flight: 6/4/2022 Last Flight: 6/4/2022 Victor is a co-founder of private equity investment firm Insight Equity. He has completed the “Explorer’s Grand Slam,” which includes summiting the world’s seven summits and skiing to the North and South Poles. In 2020, he became the first person to repeatedly […]

Viktor Afanasyev

Viktor Afanasyev

Status: Retired 12/31/1948 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 12/2/1990 Last Flight: 10/21/2001 Viktor Mikhailovich Afanasyev Russian: Виктор Михайлович Афанасьев; born 31 December 1948) is a colonel in the Russian Air Force and a test cosmonaut of the Yu. A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.

Viktor Gorbatko

Viktor Gorbatko

Status: Deceased 12/3/1934 – 5/17/2017 Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 10/12/1969 Last Flight: 7/23/1980 Viktor Vasilyevich Gorbatko (Russian: Ви́ктор Васи́льевич Горба́тко; December 3, 1934 – May 17, 2017) was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on the Soyuz 7, Soyuz 24, and Soyuz 37 missions.

Viktor Patsayev

Viktor Patsayev

Status: Lost In Flight 6/19/1933 – 6/30/1971 Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 6/6/1971 Last Flight: 6/6/1971 Viktor Ivanovich Patsayev (Russian: Ви́ктор Ива́нович Паца́ев; 19 June 1933 – 30 June 1971) was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on the Soyuz 11 mission and was part of the second crew to die during a space flight. […]

Viktor Savinykh

Viktor Savinykh

Status: Retired 3/7/1940 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 3/12/1981 Last Flight: 6/7/1988 Viktor Petrovich Savinykh was born in Berezkiny, Kirov Oblast, Russian SFSR on March 7, 1940. Married with one child. Selected as a cosmonaut on December 1, 1978. Retired on February 9, 1989. Flew as Flight Engineer on Soyuz T-4, Soyuz […]

Vitaly Sevastyanov

Vitaly Sevastyanov

Status: Deceased 7/8/1935 – 4/5/2010 Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 6/1/1970 Last Flight: 5/24/1975 Vitaly Ivanovich Sevastyanov (Russian: Вита́лий Ива́нович Севастья́нов; 8 July 1935 – 5 April 2010) was a Soviet cosmonaut and an engineer who flew on the Soyuz 9 and Soyuz 18 missions.

Vitaly Zholobov

Vitaly Zholobov

Status: Retired 6/18/1937 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 7/6/1976 Last Flight: 7/6/1976 Vitaly Mikhaylovich Zholobov (Russian: Виталий Михайлович Жолобов; born 18 June 1937) is a retired Soviet cosmonaut who flew on Soyuz 21 space flight as the flight engineer.

Vladimir Aksyonov

Vladimir Aksyonov

Status: Retired 2/1/1935 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 9/15/1976 Last Flight: 6/5/1980 Aksyonov was selected as cosmonaut on 3 March 1973. He was awarded the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union on two occasions. He retired on 17 October 1988. Flew as Flight Engineer on Soyuz 22 and Soyuz T-2.

Vladimir Dezhurov

Vladimir Dezhurov

Status: Retired 7/30/1962 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 3/14/1995 Last Flight: 8/10/2001 Vladimir Nikolayevich Dezhurov (Russian: Влади́мир Никола́евич Дежу́ров; born July 30, 1962) is a former cosmonaut who resides in Star City, Moscow. He is a veteran of two spaceflights, to the Mir and International Space Stations. During his career, Dezhurov also conducted […]