Curt Michel

Curt Michel

Status: Deceased 6/5/1934 – 2/26/2015 Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Frank Curtis “Curt” Michel, Ph.D. was an American astrophysicist; a professor of astrophysics at Rice University in Houston, Texas; a former United States Air Force pilot; and a NASA astronaut.

Curtis Brown

Curtis Brown

Status: Retired 3/11/1956 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Curtis Lee “Curt” Brown Jr. is a former NASA astronaut and retired United States Air Force colonel.

Dafydd Williams

Dafydd Williams

Status: Retired 5/16/1954 – Nationality: Canadian Type: Government Agency: Canadian Space Agency Dafydd Rhys “Dave” Williams OC (born May 16, 1954) is a Canadian physician, public speaker and a retired CSA astronaut. Williams was a mission specialist on two space shuttle missions. His first spaceflight, STS-90 in 1998, was a 16-day mission aboard Space Shuttle […]

Dale Gardner

Dale Gardner

Status: Deceased 11/8/1948 – 2/19/2014 Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Dale Allan Gardner was a NASA astronaut who flew two Space Shuttle missions during the early 1980s.

Daniel Brandenstein

Daniel Brandenstein

Status: Retired 1/17/1943 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Daniel Charles Brandenstein is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of United Space Alliance. He is a former Naval Aviator, test pilot and NASA astronaut, who flew four Space Shuttle missions.

Daniel C. Burbank

Daniel C. Burbank

Status: Retired 7/27/1961 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Daniel Christopher Burbank is a retired American astronaut and a veteran of two Space Shuttle missions. Burbank, a Captain in the United States Coast Guard, is the second Coast Guard astronaut after Bruce Melnick. Burbank was born in Manchester, Connecticut, […]

Daniel M. Tani

Daniel M. Tani

Status: Retired 2/1/1961 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Daniel M. Tani is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. Although born in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, he considers Lombard, Illinois, to be his hometown. With Peggy Whitson, Tani conducted the 100th spacewalk on the International Space Station.

Daniel T. Barry

Daniel T. Barry

Status: Retired 12/30/1953 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Daniel Thomas Barry is an American engineer, scientist, and a retired NASA astronaut. He was a contestant on the CBS reality television program Survivor: Panama, as well as on BattleBots on ABC. He was at Singularity University from 2009–2012, where he […]

Daniel W. Bursch

Daniel W. Bursch

Status: Retired 7/25/1957 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Daniel Wheeler Bursch is a former NASA astronaut, and Captain of the United States Navy. He had four spaceflights, the first three of which were Space Shuttle missions lasting 10 to 11 days each. His fourth and final spaceflight was a […]

David Hilmers

David Hilmers

Status: Retired 1/28/1950 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration David Carl Hilmers is a former NASA astronaut. Hilmers was selected a NASA astronaut in July 1980, and completed the initial training period in August 1981. A veteran of four space flights, he has logged over 493 hours in space.

David Leestma

David Leestma

Status: Retired 5/6/1949 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration David Cornell Leestma is a former American astronaut and retired Captain in the United States Navy.

David M. Brown

David M. Brown

Status: Lost In Flight 4/16/1956 – 2/1/2003 Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration David McDowell Brown was a United States Navy captain and a NASA astronaut. He died on his first spaceflight, when the Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-107) disintegrated during orbital reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere. Brown became an astronaut in […]

David M. Walker

David M. Walker

Status: Deceased 5/20/1944 – 4/23/2001 Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration David Mathieson “Dave” Walker was an American naval officer and aviator, fighter pilot, test pilot, and a former NASA astronaut. He flew aboard four Space Shuttle missions in the 1980s and 1990s.

David Saint-Jacques

David Saint-Jacques

Status: Active 1/6/1970 – Nationality: Canadian Type: Government Agency: Canadian Space Agency David Saint-Jacques is a Canadian astronaut with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). He was also an engineer, an astrophysicist, and a physician prior to joining the CSA. He was selected to join the CSA in the 2009 CSA selection along with Jeremy Hansen.

David Scott

David Scott

Status: Retired 6/6/1932 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration David Randolph Scott is an American engineer, former NASA astronaut, retired U.S. Air Force officer and former test pilot. He belonged to the third group of NASA astronauts, selected in October 1963. As an astronaut, Scott became the seventh person to […]

David Wolf

David Wolf

Status: Retired 8/23/1956 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration David Alexander Wolf is an American astronaut, medical doctor and electrical engineer. Wolf has been to space four times. Three of his spaceflights were short-duration Space Shuttle missions, the first of which was STS-58 in 1993, and his most recent spaceflight […]

Deke Slayton

Deke Slayton

Status: Deceased 3/1/1924 – 6/13/1993 Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Donald Kent “Deke” Slayton, was an American World War II pilot, aeronautical engineer, and test pilot who was selected as one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, and became NASA’s first Chief of the Astronaut Office.

Dennis Tito

Status: Retired 8/8/1940 – Nationality: American Type: Non-Astronaut Passenger Agency: Dennis Anthony Tito (born August 8, 1940) is an American engineer and multimillionaire, most widely known as the first space tourist to fund his own trip into space. In mid-2001, he spent nearly eight days in orbit as a crew member of ISS EP-1, a […]

Dick Scobee

Dick Scobee

Status: Lost In Flight 5/19/1939 – 1/28/1986 Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Francis Richard Scobee was an American pilot and astronaut. He was killed commanding the Space Shuttle Challenger, which suffered catastrophic booster failure during launch of the STS-51-L mission.

Dirk Frimout

Dirk Frimout

Status: Retired 3/21/1941 – Nationality: Belgian Type: Government Agency: European Space Agency Dirk Dries David Damiaan, Viscount Frimout (born 21 March 1941 in Poperinge, Belgium) is an astrophysicist for the European Space Agency. He flew aboard NASA Space Shuttle mision STS-45 as a payload specialist, making him the first Belgian in space.

Dmitri Kondratyev

Dmitri Kondratyev

Status: Retired 5/25/1969 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) Dmitri Yur’yevich Kondrat’yev Russian: Дмитрий Юрьевич Кондратьев (born 25 May 1969 in Irkutsk, Russia) is a retired Russian cosmonaut. He served as a crewmember on the International Space Station long duration mission Expedition 27 as Commander, having also served as a […]

Dmitriy Aleksandrovich Petelin

Dmitriy Aleksandrovich Petelin

Status: Active 7/10/1983 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) Selected as astronaut in 2012. By the decision of the Interdepartmental Commission for the Selection of Cosmonauts, he was approved as Flight Engineer-2 of the backup crew of the Soyuz MS-18 and, accordingly, of the Soyuz MS-19 prime crew.

Dominic A. Antonelli

Dominic A. Antonelli

Status: Retired 8/23/1967 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Dominic Anthony “Tony” Antonelli is a retired NASA astronaut.

Dominic L. Pudwill Gorie

Dominic L. Pudwill Gorie

Status: Retired 5/2/1957 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Dominic Lee Pudwill Gorie is a retired United States Navy officer and NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of four space shuttle missions.

Don L. Lind

Don L. Lind

Status: Retired 5/18/1930 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Don Leslie Lind, Ph.D. is an American scientist and a former naval officer and aviator, and NASA astronaut. He graduated from the University of Utah with an undergraduate degree in physics in 1953. Following his military service obligation, he earned a […]