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Edward Givens

Edward Givens

Status: Died While In Active Service 1/5/1930 – 6/6/1967 Nationality: American Type: Government Edward Galen “Ed” Givens Jr. was a United States Air Force officer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. Selected by NASA in 1966 as a member of the fifth astronaut group, he died in an automobile accident before being assigned to a prime […]

Edwin Jacob Garn

Edwin Jacob Garn

Status: Retired 10/12/1932 – Nationality: American Type: Non-Astronaut Passenger First Flight: 4/12/1985 Last Flight: 4/12/1985 Edwin Jacob “Jake” Garn (born October 12, 1932) is an American astronaut and politician, a member of the Republican Party, who served as a U.S. Senator representing Utah from 1974 to 1993. Garn became the first sitting member of the […]

Eileen Collins

Eileen Collins

Status: Retired 11/19/1956 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 2/3/1995 Last Flight: 7/26/2005 Eileen Marie Collins is a retired NASA astronaut and a retired United States Air Force colonel. A former military instructor and test pilot, Collins was the first female pilot and first female commander of a Space Shuttle. She was awarded several […]

Ellen Ochoa

Ellen Ochoa

Status: Retired 5/10/1958 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/8/1993 Last Flight: 4/8/2002 Ellen Ochoa is an American engineer, former astronaut and the current Director of the Johnson Space Center. Ochoa became director of the center upon the retirement of the previous director, Michael Coats, on December 31, 2012. In 1993 Ochoa became the […]

Ellen S. Baker

Ellen S. Baker

Status: Retired 4/27/1953 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 10/18/1989 Last Flight: 6/27/1995 Ellen Louise Shulman Baker, M.D., M.P.H. is an American physician and a NASA astronaut. Baker serves as Chief of the Education/Medical Branch of the NASA Astronaut Office.

Elliot See

Elliot See

Status: Lost In Training 7/23/1927 – 2/28/1966 Nationality: American Type: Government Elliot McKay See Jr. was an American engineer, naval aviator, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He was selected for NASA’s second group of astronauts in 1962. See was chosen as the prime command pilot for what would have been his first space flight, Gemini […]

Ellison Onizuka

Ellison Onizuka

Status: Lost In Flight 6/24/1946 – 1/28/1986 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 1/24/1985 Last Flight: 1/28/1986 Ellison Shoji Onizuka (鬼塚 承次 Onizuka Shōji) was an American astronaut from Kealakekua, Hawaii, who successfully flew into space with the Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-51-C. He died in the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger, on which […]

Eric Boe

Eric Boe

Status: Active 10/1/1964 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/15/2008 Last Flight: 2/24/2011 Eric Allen Boe is a United States Air Force fighter pilot Colonel, test pilot, a Civil Air Patrol member, and a NASA astronaut. He flew as the pilot of Space Shuttle missions STS-126 and STS-133.

Ernst Messerschmid

Ernst Messerschmid

Status: Retired 5/21/1945 – Nationality: German Type: Government First Flight: 10/30/1985 Last Flight: 10/30/1985 Ernst Willi Messerschmid (born May 21, 1945) is a German physicist and former astronaut. From 1978 to 1982, he worked at the DFVLR (the precursor of the DLR) in the Institute of Communications Technology in Oberpfaffenhofen on space-borne communications. In 1983, […]

Eugene H. Trinh

Eugene H. Trinh

Status: Retired 9/14/1950 – Nationality: American Vietnamese Type: Payload Specialist First Flight: 6/25/1992 Last Flight: 6/25/1992 Eugene Huu-Chau “Gene” Trinh (Vietnamese: Trịnh Hữu Châu, born September 14, 1950) is a Vietnamese American biochemist who flew aboard NASA Space Shuttle mission STS-50 as a Payload Specialist, becoming the first Vietnamese American astronaut in space.

Evgeny Tarelkin

Evgeny Tarelkin

Status: Retired 12/29/1974 – Nationality: Russian Type: Government First Flight: 10/23/2012 Last Flight: 10/23/2012 Evgeny Igorevich Tarelkin (Russian: Евгений Игоревич Тарелкин; born December 29, 1974) is a Russian cosmonaut. He was selected as part of the TsPK-13 group in 2003. He served in the Air Force until his selection as a cosmonaut as part of […]

Eytan Stibbe

Status: In-Training 1/12/1958 – Nationality: Israeli Type: Private Eytan Meir Stibbe is an Israeli former fighter pilot, fighter ace, businessman and future private astronaut. As of November 2020, he has signed a contract with Axiom Space to fly a ten day mission to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on SpaceX […]

F. Drew Gaffney

F. Drew Gaffney

Status: Retired 6/9/1946 – Nationality: American Type: Payload Specialist First Flight: 6/5/1991 Last Flight: 6/5/1991 Francis Andrew “Drew” Gaffney is an American doctor. He previously worked for NASA and participated in the STS-40 Space Life Sciences (SLS 1) Space Shuttle mission in 1991 as a payload specialist. The SLS-1 mission crew completed over 18 experiments […]

Fei Junlong

Fei Junlong

Status: Active 5/5/1965 – Nationality: Chinese Type: Government First Flight: 10/12/2005 Last Flight: 10/12/2005 Major general Fei Junlong (simplified Chinese: 费俊龙; traditional Chinese: 費俊龍; pinyin: Fèi Jùnlóng; born 1965) is a Chinese military pilot and an astronaut. He flew on the second manned spaceflight of the Shenzhou program. Fèi was selected for the CNSA […]

Fernando Caldeiro

Fernando Caldeiro

Status: Died While In Active Service 6/12/1958 – 10/3/2009 Nationality: American Type: Government Fernando “Frank” Caldeiro was an Argentine-born American scientist and NASA astronaut.

Francisco Rubio

Francisco Rubio

Status: Active 12/11/1976 – Nationality: American Type: Government Francisco Carlos Rubio is a US Army helicopter pilot, flight surgeon, and NASA astronaut of the class of 2017.

Franco Malerba

Franco Malerba

Status: Retired 10/10/1946 – Nationality: Italian Type: Government First Flight: 7/31/1992 Last Flight: 7/31/1992 Franco Egidio Malerba (born 10 October 1946 in Busalla, Metropolitan City of Genoa, Italy) is an astronaut. He was the first citizen of Italy to travel to space. After selection in 1989 as a Payload Specialist by the Italian Space Agency […]

Frank Borman

Frank Borman

Status: Retired 3/14/1928 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 12/4/1965 Last Flight: 12/21/1968 Frank Frederick Borman II is a retired United States Air Force pilot, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, best remembered as the Commander of Apollo 8, the first mission to fly around the Moon, making him, along with crew mates […]

Frank De Winne

Frank De Winne

Status: Retired 4/25/1961 – Nationality: Belgian Type: Government First Flight: 10/30/2002 Last Flight: 5/27/2009 Frank, Viscount De Winne (born 25 April 1961, in Ledeberg, Belgium) is a Belgian Air Component officer and an ESA astronaut. He is Belgium’s second person in space (after Dirk Frimout). He was the first ESA astronaut to command a space […]

Frank L. Culbertson Jr.

Frank L. Culbertson Jr.

Status: Retired 5/15/1949 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/15/1990 Last Flight: 8/10/2001 Frank Lee Culbertson Jr. is an American former naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aerospace engineer, and NASA astronaut. He served as the Commander of the International Space Station for almost four months in 2001 and was the only American not […]

Franklin Chang Díaz

Franklin Chang Díaz

Status: Retired 4/5/1950 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 1/12/1986 Last Flight: 6/5/2002 Franklin Ramón Chang Díaz is a Costa Rican Chinese American mechanical engineer, physicist, former NASA astronaut. He is the founder and current CEO of Ad Astra Rocket Company as well as a member of Cummins’ board of directors. He became an […]

Franz Viehböck

Franz Viehböck

Status: Retired 8/24/1960 – Nationality: Austrian Type: Government First Flight: 10/2/1991 Last Flight: 10/2/1991 Franz Artur Viehböck (born August 24, 1960 in Vienna) is an Austrian electrical engineer, and was Austria’s first cosmonaut. He was titulated „Austronaut“ by his country’s media. He visited the Mir space station in 1991 aboard Soyuz TM-13, returning aboard Soyuz […]

Fred Haise

Fred Haise

Status: Retired 11/14/1933 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/11/1970 Last Flight: 4/11/1970 Fred Wallace Haise Jr. is an American former NASA astronaut, fighter pilot with the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force and test pilot. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon, having flown as […]

Frederick “Rick” Hauck

Frederick “Rick” Hauck

Status: Retired 4/11/1941 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 6/18/1983 Last Flight: 9/29/1988 Frederick Hamilton “Rick” Hauck is a retired Captain in the United States Navy, a former fighter pilot and NASA astronaut. He piloted Space Shuttle mission STS-7 and commanded STS-51-A and STS-26.

Frederick D. Gregory

Frederick D. Gregory

Status: Retired 1/7/1941 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 4/29/1985 Last Flight: 11/24/1991 Frederick Drew Gregory is a former United States Air Force pilot, military engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut as well as former NASA Deputy Administrator. He also served briefly as NASA Acting Administrator in early 2005, covering the period between the […]