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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.

Dirk Frimout

Dirk Frimout

Status: Retired 3/21/1941 – Nationality: Belgian Type: Government First Flight: 3/24/1992 Last Flight: 3/24/1992 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 First Flight: 12/15/2010 Last Flight: 12/15/2010 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 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 First Flight: 3/15/2009 Last Flight: 5/14/2010 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 First Flight: 6/2/1998 Last Flight: 3/11/2008 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 First Flight: 4/29/1985 Last Flight: 4/29/1985 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 […]

Donald A. Thomas

Donald A. Thomas

Status: Retired 5/6/1955 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 7/8/1994 Last Flight: 7/1/1997 Donald Alan Thomas, Ph.D. is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut.

Donald E. Williams

Donald E. Williams

Status: Deceased 2/13/1942 – 2/23/2016 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/12/1985 Last Flight: 10/18/1989 Captain Donald Edward Williams was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, mechanical engineer and NASA astronaut. He logged a total of 287 hours and 35 minutes in space.

Donald H. Peterson

Donald H. Peterson

Status: Deceased 10/22/1933 – 5/27/2018 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/4/1983 Last Flight: 4/4/1983 Donald Herod Peterson was a United States Air Force officer and NASA astronaut. Peterson was originally selected for the Air Force Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) program, but, when that was canceled, he became a NASA astronaut in September 1969. He […]

Donald Holmquest

Donald Holmquest

Status: Retired 4/7/1939 – Nationality: American Type: Government Donald Lee Holmquest (born April 7, 1939) is an American lawyer, as well as a physician, electrical engineer and former NASA astronaut. Holmquest was selected as a scientist-astronaut by NASA in August 1967. From May 1971 to September 1973, he completed training in nuclear medicine at […]

Donald Pettit

Donald Pettit

Status: Active 4/20/1955 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/23/2002 Last Flight: 12/21/2011 Donald Roy Pettit is an American chemical engineer and a NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of two long-duration stays aboard the International Space Station, one space shuttle mission and a six-week expedition to find meteorites in Antarctica. As of 2018, […]

Donald R. McMonagle

Donald R. McMonagle

Status: Retired 5/14/1952 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/28/1991 Last Flight: 11/3/1994 Donald Ray McMonagle is a former astronaut and a veteran of three shuttle flights. He became the Manager, Launch Integration, at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on August 15, 1997. In this capacity he was responsible for final shuttle preparation, launch […]

Donn F. Eisele

Donn F. Eisele

Status: Deceased 6/23/1930 – 12/2/1987 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 10/11/1968 Last Flight: 10/11/1968 Donn Fulton Eisele was a United States Air Force officer, test pilot, and later a NASA astronaut. He occupied the Command Module Pilot seat during the flight of Apollo 7 in 1968. After retiring from both NASA and the Air […]

Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger

Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger

Status: Retired 5/15/1975 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/5/2010 Last Flight: 4/5/2010 Dorothy Marie “Dottie” Metcalf-Lindenburger is a former American astronaut. She married Jason Metcalf-Lindenburger, a seventh grade teacher at the time, in 2000, and they have 1 daughter together. She was a science teacher at Hudson’s Bay High School in Vancouver, Washington […]

Doug Shane

Doug Shane

Status: Retired 1/1/1960 – Nationality: American Type: Private First Flight: 4/22/2011 Last Flight: 6/14/2011 Douglas Bennett Shane is President of The Spaceship Company, as well as an American test pilot who has trained as a commercial astronaut. He was a member of the Scaled Composites astronaut team and one of the test pilots for SpaceShipOne, […]

Douglas G. Hurley

Douglas G. Hurley

Status: Retired 10/21/1966 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 7/15/2009 Last Flight: 5/30/2020 Douglas Gerald Hurley is an engineer and retired NASA astronaut. He piloted Space Shuttle mission STS-127, which launched July 15, 2009. He was assigned and flew as pilot for STS-135, the final flight of the Space Shuttle program, in July 2011. […]

Douglas H. Wheelock

Douglas H. Wheelock

Status: Active 5/5/1960 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 10/23/2007 Last Flight: 6/15/2010 Douglas Harry “Wheels” Wheelock is an American engineer and astronaut. He has flown in space twice, logging 178 days on the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, and Russian Soyuz. On July 12, 2011, Wheelock announced that he would be returning to […]

Duane G. Carey

Duane G. Carey

Status: Retired 4/30/1957 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 3/1/2002 Last Flight: 3/1/2002 Duane Gene “Digger” Carey is a retired lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force and a former NASA astronaut.

Duane Graveline

Duane Graveline

Status: Deceased 3/2/1931 – 9/5/2016 Nationality: American Type: Government Duane Edgar Graveline was an American physician and NASA astronaut. He was one of the six scientists selected in 1965, in NASA’s fourth group of astronauts, for the Apollo program. He was best known for being immersed in water for seven days as part of his […]

Dumitru Prunariu

Dumitru Prunariu

Status: Retired 9/27/1952 – Nationality: Romanian Type: Government First Flight: 5/14/1981 Last Flight: 5/14/1981 Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu is a Romanian cosmonaut. He flew in space aboard Soyuz 40 spacecraft and Salyut 6 space laboratory. He was in team with another Romanian cosmonaut called Dumitru Dediu.

Ed Lu

Ed Lu

Status: Retired 7/1/1963 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 5/15/1997 Last Flight: 4/26/2003 Edward Tsang “Ed” Lu (simplified Chinese: 卢杰; traditional Chinese: 盧傑; pinyin: Lú Jié) is an American physicist and former NASA astronaut. He flew on two Space Shuttle flights, and made an extended stay aboard the International Space Station. In 2007, […]

Ed White

Ed White

Status: Lost In Training 11/14/1930 – 1/27/1967 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 6/3/1965 Last Flight: 2/21/1967 Edward Higgins White II was an American aeronautical engineer, U.S. Air Force officer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. On June 3, 1965, he became the first American to walk in space. White died along with astronauts Virgil “Gus” […]

Edgar Mitchell

Edgar Mitchell

Status: Deceased 9/17/1930 – 2/4/2016 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 1/31/1971 Last Flight: 1/31/1971 Edgar Dean “Ed” Mitchell was a United States Navy officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, ufologist and NASA astronaut. As the Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 14, he spent nine hours working on the lunar surface in the Fra […]

Edward Gibson

Edward Gibson

Status: Retired 11/8/1936 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/16/1973 Last Flight: 11/16/1973 Edward George Gibson is a former NASA astronaut, pilot, engineer, and physicist. Before becoming a NASA astronaut, Gibson graduated from the University of Rochester and the California Institute of Technology. He became a research assistant in jet propulsion while completing […]