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Clayton Anderson

Clayton Anderson

Status: Retired 2/23/1959 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 6/8/2007 Last Flight: 4/5/2010 Clayton Conrad Anderson is a retired NASA astronaut. Launched on STS-117, he replaced Sunita Williams on June 10, 2007 as a member of the ISS Expedition 15 crew.

Clifton Williams

Clifton Williams

Status: Lost In Training 9/26/1932 – 10/5/1967 Nationality: American Type: Government Clifton Curtis “C.C.” Williams Jr. was an American naval aviator, test pilot, mechanical engineer, major in the United States Marine Corps, and NASA astronaut, who was killed in a plane crash; he had never been to space. The crash was caused by a mechanical […]

Clint Nichols

Clint Nichols

Status: Active 1/1/1970 – Nationality: American Type: Private First Flight: 11/17/2010 Last Flight: 9/5/2013 Clint Nichols is an Aerospace Engineer and Test Pilot for Virgin Galactic’s commercial spaceflight program. Birthdate is unknown.

Curt Michel

Curt Michel

Status: Deceased 6/5/1934 – 2/26/2015 Nationality: American Type: Government 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 First Flight: 9/12/1992 Last Flight: 12/20/1999 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 First Flight: 4/17/1998 Last Flight: 8/8/2007 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 […]

Dale Gardner

Dale Gardner

Status: Deceased 11/8/1948 – 2/19/2014 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 8/30/1983 Last Flight: 11/8/1984 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 First Flight: 8/30/1983 Last Flight: 5/7/1992 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 First Flight: 9/8/2000 Last Flight: 11/14/2011 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 First Flight: 12/5/2001 Last Flight: 10/23/2007 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 First Flight: 1/11/1996 Last Flight: 8/10/2001 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 First Flight: 9/22/1993 Last Flight: 12/5/2001 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 First Flight: 10/3/1985 Last Flight: 1/22/1992 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 First Flight: 10/5/1984 Last Flight: 3/24/1992 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 First Flight: 1/16/2003 Last Flight: 1/16/2003 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 First Flight: 11/8/1984 Last Flight: 9/7/1995 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 Mackay

David Mackay

Status: Active 1/1/1957 – Nationality: British Type: Private First Flight: 6/29/2012 Last Flight: 5/22/2021 Astronaut David William Donald Mackay AFC is the British Chief Pilot of Virgin Galactic, and a former RAF test pilot. He is the first native-born Scot to visit space.

David Saint-Jacques

David Saint-Jacques

Status: Active 1/6/1970 – Nationality: Canadian Type: Government First Flight: 12/3/2018 Last Flight: 12/3/2018 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 […]

David Scott

David Scott

Status: Retired 6/6/1932 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 3/16/1966 Last Flight: 7/26/1971 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 First Flight: 10/18/1993 Last Flight: 7/15/2009 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 First Flight: 7/15/1975 Last Flight: 7/15/1975 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.

Deng Qingming

Deng Qingming

Status: Active 3/16/1966 – Nationality: Chinese Type: Government Deng Qingming is a Chinese pilot selected as part of the Shenzhou program. He was born in the Jiangxi province of China. A fighter pilot in the People’s Liberation Army Air Force, he was selected to be an astronaut in 1998.

Denis Matveev

Denis Matveev

Status: Active 4/23/1983 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government Denis Vladimirovich Matveev is a Russian cosmonaut. He received his degree in computing and networks from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University in 2006. After graduation, Matveev began working at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia as a junior research assistant. He was […]

Dennis Tito

Status: Retired 8/8/1940 – Nationality: American Type: Non-Astronaut Passenger First Flight: 4/28/2001 Last Flight: 4/28/2001 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 […]

Dick Scobee

Dick Scobee

Status: Lost In Flight 5/19/1939 – 1/28/1986 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/6/1984 Last Flight: 1/28/1986 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.