Status: Retired 1/29/1942 – Nationality: Cuban Type: Government First Flight: 9/18/1980 Last Flight: 9/18/1980 Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez (born January 29, 1942) is a Cuban military officer, legislator, and former cosmonaut and the first person of African heritage in space. As a member of the crew of Soyuz 38, he became the first Cuban citizen and […]
Status: Occasional Spaceflight 2/1/1976 – Nationality: American Type: Private First Flight: 10/13/2021 Last Flight: 10/13/2021 Audrey Powers is the Vice President of Legal & Compliance for Blue Origin. Ms. Powers received a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical engineering from Purdue University and worked as an engineer for almost 10 years prior to becoming a […]
Status: Retired 11/28/1951 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 8/8/2007 Last Flight: 8/8/2007 Barbara Radding Morgan is an American teacher and a former NASA astronaut. She participated in the Teacher in Space program as backup to Christa McAuliffe for the 1986 ill-fated STS-51-L mission of the Space Shuttle Challenger. She then trained as a […]
Status: Active 12/29/1962 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/16/2009 Last Flight: 9/25/2014 Barry Eugene “Butch” Wilmore is a NASA astronaut and United States Navy test pilot. He has had two spaceflights, the first of which was an 11-day Space Shuttle mission in November 2009, to the International Space Station. Wilmore was designated as […]
Status: Retired 6/26/1956 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/26/1993 Last Flight: 2/3/1995 Bernard Anthony Harris Jr. is a former NASA astronaut. On February 9, 1995, Harris became the first African American to perform an extra-vehicular activity (spacewalk), during the second of his two Space Shuttle flights.
Status: Retired 8/2/1949 – Nationality: Hungarian Type: Government First Flight: 5/26/1980 Last Flight: 5/26/1980 Bertalan Farkas (born August 2, 1949) is the first Hungarian cosmonaut and the first Esperantist in space. He is currently the president of Airlines Service and Trade. With Charles Simonyi’s space travel, Farkas is no longer the only Hungarian who has […]
Status: Active 5/30/1980 – Nationality: American Type: Private First Flight: 2/22/2019 Last Flight: 10/6/2023 Beth Moses is Chief Astronaut Instructor and Interiors Program Manager for Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo program, and is a commercial astronaut. She was the first woman to make a spaceflight on a commercially launched vehicle, the VSS Unity VF-01 flight of 22 […]
Status: Retired 9/29/1942 – Nationality: American Type: Non-Astronaut Passenger First Flight: 1/12/1986 Last Flight: 1/12/1986 Clarence William Nelson II (born September 29, 1942) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Florida, first elected to that seat in 2000. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served in the Florida […]
Status: Deceased 9/21/1945 – 4/6/2022 Nationality: Canadian Type: Government First Flight: 8/7/1997 Last Flight: 8/7/1997 Bjarni Valdimar Tryggvason (born September 21, 1945) is an Icelandic-born Canadian engineer and a former NRC/CSA astronaut. He served as a Payload Specialist on Space Shuttle mission STS-85 in 1997, a 12-day mission to study changes in the Earth’s atmosphere.
Status: Retired 3/3/1949 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 10/30/1985 Last Flight: 1/23/1998 Bonnie Jeanne Dunbar is a former NASA astronaut. She retired from NASA in September 2005 then served as president and CEO of The Museum of Flight until April 2010. From January 2013 – December 2015, Dr. Dunbar lead the University of […]
Status: Deceased 10/1/1950 – 1/1/2015 Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 9/8/2000 Last Flight: 9/8/2000 Boris Vladimirovich Morukov (Russian: Бори́с Влади́мирович Моруков; 1 October 1950 – 1 January 2015) was a Russian physician at the State Research Center RF-Institute for Biomedical Problems (IBMP). He trained with the Russian Federal Space Agency as a research-cosmonaut and […]
Status: Retired 12/18/1934 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 1/15/1969 Last Flight: 7/6/1976 Boris Valentinovich Volynov (Russian: Бори́с Валенти́нович Волы́нов; born 18 December 1934) is a Soviet cosmonaut who flew two space missions of the Soyuz programme: Soyuz 5, and Soyuz 21. He was the first Jewish cosmonaut to enter space, preceding Judith Resnik […]
Status: Deceased 11/26/1937 – 9/12/1994 Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 10/13/1964 Last Flight: 10/13/1964 Boris Borisovich Yegorov was a Soviet physician-cosmonaut who became the first physician to make a space flight. Yegorov was selected as a member of the multi-disciplinary team that flew on Voskhod 1.
Status: Retired 10/5/1958 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 1/11/1996 Last Flight: 9/9/2006 Brent Ward Jett Jr. is a retired American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aerospace and aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut.
Status: Retired 5/16/1945 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/28/1983 Last Flight: 8/8/1989 Brewster Hopkinson Shaw Jr. is a former NASA astronaut, a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel and former executive at Boeing. Shaw was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on May 6, 2006. Shaw is a veteran of three […]