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Vladimir Dzhanibekov

Vladimir Dzhanibekov

Status: Retired 5/13/1942 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 1/10/1978 Last Flight: 6/6/1985 Vladimir Aleksandrovich Dzhanibekov (Russian: Владимир Александрович Джанибеков, born 13 May 1942) is a former cosmonaut who made five flights. Dzhanibekov made five flights: Soyuz 27, Soyuz 39, Soyuz T-6, Soyuz T-12 and Soyuz T-13. In all he had spent 145 […]

Vladimir Georgiyevich Titov

Vladimir Georgiyevich Titov

Status: Retired 1/1/1947 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 4/20/1983 Last Flight: 9/26/1997 Vladimir Georgiyevich Titov (Russian: Владимир Георгиевич Титов; born 1 January 1947 in Sretensk, Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia) is a retired Russian Air Force Colonel and former cosmonaut. He has participated in four spaceflight missions. The catastrophic explosion of a Soyuz rocket in […]

Vladimir Komarov

Vladimir Komarov

Status: Lost In Flight 3/16/1927 – 4/24/1967 Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 10/13/1964 Last Flight: 4/23/1967 Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov (Russian: Влади́мир Миха́йлович Комаро́в, IPA: [vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr mʲɪˈxaɪləvʲɪtɕ kəmɐˈrof]; 16 March 1927 – 24 April 1967) was a Soviet test pilot, aerospace engineer and cosmonaut. In October 1964, he commanded Voskhod 1, the first spaceflight to […]

Vladimir Kovalyonok

Vladimir Kovalyonok

Status: Retired 3/3/1943 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 10/9/1977 Last Flight: 3/12/1981 Vladimir Vasiliyevich Kovalyonok (Belarusian: Уладзі́мір Васі́льевіч Кавалёнак; Russian: Влади́мир Васи́льевич Ковалёнок; born March 3, 1942 in Beloye, Minsk Oblast, Belorussian SSR, is a retired Soviet cosmonaut. He entered the Soviet space programme on July 5, 1967 and was commander of […]

Vladimir Lyakhov

Vladimir Lyakhov

Status: Deceased 7/20/1941 – 4/19/2018 Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 2/25/1979 Last Flight: 8/29/1988 Vladimir Afanasyevich Lyakhov (Russian: Влади́мир Афана́сьевич Ля́хов; 20 July 1941 – 19 April 2018) was a Russian Soviet cosmonaut. He was selected as cosmonaut on 5 May 1967, and retired on 7 September 1994. Lyakhov was the Commander on […]

Vladimír Remek

Vladimír Remek

Status: Retired 9/26/1948 – Nationality: Czech Type: Government First Flight: 3/2/1978 Last Flight: 3/2/1978 Vladimír Remek (born 26 September 1948) is a Czech politician and diplomat as well as a former cosmonaut and military pilot. He flew aboard Soyuz 28 from 2 to 10 March 1978, becoming the first Czechoslovak in space and the only […]

Vladimir Shatalov

Vladimir Shatalov

Status: Deceased 12/8/1927 – 6/15/2021 Nationality: Soviet Type: Government First Flight: 1/14/1969 Last Flight: 4/22/1971 Vladimir Aleksandrovich Shatalov (Russian: Владимир Александрович Шаталов; born December 8, 1927) was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew three space missions of the Soyuz programme: Soyuz 4, Soyuz 8, and Soyuz 10. Shatalov was born in Petropavlovsk. From 1971 to […]

Vladimir Solovyov

Vladimir Solovyov

Status: Retired 11/11/1946 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 2/8/1984 Last Flight: 3/13/1986 Vladimir Alekseyevich Solovyov (Russian: Влади́мир Алексе́евич Соловьёв; born 11 November 1946) is a former Soviet cosmonaut. He was selected as a cosmonaut on 1 December 1978 and flew as Flight Engineer on Soyuz T-10 and Soyuz T-15, spending a total […]

Vladimir Vasyutin

Vladimir Vasyutin

Status: Deceased 3/8/1952 – 7/19/2002 Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 9/17/1985 Last Flight: 9/17/1985 Vladimir Vladimirovich Vasyutin (Russian:Влaдимиp Bлaдимиpoвич Васютин, born March 8, 1952, Kharkiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, died July 19, 2002) was a Soviet cosmonaut. He was selected as a cosmonaut on December 1, 1978 (TsPK-6). He retired on February 25, […]

Vladislav Volkov

Vladislav Volkov

Status: Lost In Flight 11/23/1935 – 6/30/1971 Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 10/12/1969 Last Flight: 6/6/1971 Vladislav Nikolayevich Volkov (Russian: Владисла́в Никола́евич Во́лков; November 23, 1935 – June 30, 1971) was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on the Soyuz 7 and Soyuz 11 missions. The second mission terminated fatally. Volkov, on his second […]

Vyacheslav Zudov

Vyacheslav Zudov

Status: Retired 1/8/1942 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 10/14/1976 Last Flight: 10/14/1976 Vyacheslav Dmitriyevich Zudov is a retired USSR cosmonaut. He was selected as a cosmonaut on 23 October 1965, flew as Commander on Soyuz 23 on 14–16 October 1976 and retired on 14 May 1987.

Wally Funk

Wally Funk

Status: Retired 2/1/1938 – Nationality: American Type: Private First Flight: 7/20/2021 Last Flight: 7/20/2021 Mary Wallace “Wally” Funk is an American aviator and Goodwill Ambassador. She was the first female air safety investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board, the first female civilian flight instructor at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and the first female Federal Aviation […]

Wally Schirra

Wally Schirra

Status: Deceased 3/12/1923 – 5/3/2007 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 10/3/1962 Last Flight: 10/11/1968 Walter Marty Schirra Jr. was an American naval aviator and NASA astronaut. In 1959, he became one of the original seven astronauts chosen for Project Mercury, which was the United States’ first effort to put human beings in space. On […]

Walter Cunningham

Walter Cunningham

Status: Retired 3/16/1932 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 10/11/1968 Last Flight: 10/11/1968 Ronnie Walter Cunningham (born March 16, 1932), (Col, USMCR, Ret.) is a retired American astronaut. In 1968, he was a Lunar Module Pilot on the Apollo 7 mission. He was NASA’s third civilian astronaut (after Neil Armstrong and Elliot See), and […]

Wang Yaping

Wang Yaping

Status: Active 1/27/1980 – Nationality: Chinese Type: Government First Flight: 6/11/2013 Last Flight: 10/15/2021 Colonel Wang Yaping is a Chinese military pilot and astronaut. Wang was the second female astronaut to be named by the CNSA, and the second Chinese woman in space. She was a candidate for the space mission Shenzhou 9 in […]