Astronaut Authors

Buzz Aldrin
American Astronaut
Edwin Eugene "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. is an American astronaut, and the second person to walk on the Moon. He was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing in history. Wikipedia
Michael P. Anderson
American Astronaut
Michael Phillip Anderson was a United States Air Force officer and NASA astronaut, who was killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster when the craft disintegrated after reentry into the Earth's atmosphere. Wikipedia
Neil Armstrong
American Astronaut
Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also an aerospace engineer, naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor. Before becoming an astronaut, Armstrong was an officer in the U.S. Wikipedia
Alan Bean
American Astronaut
Alan LaVern Bean is a former NASA astronaut and currently a painter. Bean was selected to become an astronaut by NASA in 1963 as part of Astronaut Group 3. Wikipedia
Frank Borman
American Astronaut
Frank Frederick Borman, II is a retired NASA astronaut, best remembered as the Commander of Apollo 8, the first mission to fly around the Moon, making him, along with fellow crew mates Jim Lovell and Bill Anders, the first of only 24 humans to do... Wikipedia
David M. Brown
American Astronaut
David McDowell Brown was a United States Navy captain and a NASA astronaut. He died on his first spaceflight, when the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during orbital reentry into the Earth's atmosphere. Wikipedia
Duane G. Carey
American Astronaut
Duane Gene "Digger" Carey is a retired lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force and a former NASA astronaut. Wikipedia
Gene Cernan
American Astronaut
Eugene Andrew Cernan is a retired United States Navy officer and a former NASA astronaut. Wikipedia
Roger B. Chaffee
American Astronaut
Roger Bruce Chaffee , Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy, was a Naval Aviator, aeronautical engineer and a NASA astronaut in the Apollo program. Wikipedia
Kalpana Chawla
American Astronaut
Kalpana Chawla was born in Karnal, India. She was the first Indian American astronaut and first Indian woman in space. She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator. Wikipedia
Leroy Chiao
American Astronaut
Leroy Chiao is an American engineer, former NASA astronaut, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and engineering consultant. Wikipedia
Laurel Clark
American Astronaut
Laurel Blair Salton Clark was a medical doctor, United States Navy Captain, NASA astronaut and Space Shuttle mission specialist who was killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. Wikipedia
Pete Conrad
American Astronaut
Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr. was a U.S. Navy officer and NASA astronaut, and during the Apollo 12 mission became the third man to walk on the Moon. Wikipedia
Gordon Cooper
American Astronaut
Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr. , also known as Gordon Cooper, was an American aeronautical engineer, test pilot and one of the seven original astronauts in Project Mercury, the first manned space program of the United States. Wikipedia
Robert Crippen
American Astronaut
Robert Laurel Crippen in Beaumont Texas is a retired United States Navy Captain and former astronaut for the United States Department of Defense and for NASA. Wikipedia
Yuri Gagarin
Russian Astronaut
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961. Wikipedia
Marc Garneau
Canadian Astronaut
Joseph Jean-Pierre Marc Garneau, C.C., CD, Ph.D., F.C.A.S.I., MP is a Canadian politician, retired military officer, former astronaut, and engineer. He is currently the Member of Parliament for the riding of Westmount-Ville-Marie. Wikipedia
John Glenn
American Astronaut
John Herschel Glenn, Jr. is a retired United States Marine Corps pilot, astronaut, and United States senator. He was the first American to orbit the Earth and the third American in space. Wikipedia
Linda M. Godwin
American Astronaut
Linda Maxine Godwin is an American scientist and a NASA astronaut. Godwin is the Assistant to the Director for Exploration, Flight Crew Operations Directorate at the Johnson Space Center. Wikipedia
Umberto Guidoni
Italian Astronaut
Umberto Guidoni is an Italian politician and a former ESA astronaut. He is a veteran of two NASA space shuttle missions. He was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2009. Wikipedia
Chris Hadfield
Canadian Astronaut
Chris Hadfield OOnt MSC CD is a Canadian astronaut who was the first Canadian to walk in space. Wikipedia
James Irwin
American Astronaut
James Benson Irwin was an American astronaut. He served as Lunar Module pilot for Apollo 15, the fourth human lunar landing. He was the eighth person to walk on the Moon and the first, and youngest, of those astronauts to die. Wikipedia
James A. Lovell
American Astronaut
James "Jim" Arthur Lovell, Jr. Wikipedia
Shannon Lucid
American Astronaut
Shannon Matilda Wells Lucid is an American biochemist and a retired NASA astronaut. At one time, she held the record for the longest duration stay in space by an American, as well as by a woman. Wikipedia
Thomas Marshburn
American Astronaut
Thomas Henry "Tom" Marshburn is an American physician and a NASA astronaut. Marshburn was born in Statesville, North Carolina. He served as a Mission Specialist on STS-127. Wikipedia
Christa McAuliffe
American Astronaut
Sharon Christa McAuliffe was an American teacher from Concord, New Hampshire, and was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. Wikipedia
Story Musgrave
American Astronaut
Franklin Story Musgrave is an American physician and a retired NASA astronaut. He is a public speaker and consultant to both Disney's Imagineering group and Applied Minds in California. Wikipedia
James Newman
American Astronaut
Claude Nicollier
American Astronaut
Claude Nicollier is the first astronaut from Switzerland, and has flown on four Space Shuttle missions. His first spaceflight was in 1992, and his final spaceflight was in 1999. Wikipedia
Ellen Ochoa
American Astronaut
Ellen Lauri Ochoa is a former astronaut and current Director of the Johnson Space Center. Ochoa became director of the center upon retirement of the current director, Michael Coats, on December 31, 2012. Wikipedia
Philippe Perrin
French Astronaut
Philippe Perrin is a French test pilot and former CNES and European Space Agency astronaut. Wikipedia
John L. Phillips
American Astronaut
John Lynch Phillips, PhD is a NASA astronaut. Phillips is also a retired Captain of the United States Navy Reserve. Phillips has received numerous awards and special honors. Wikipedia
Alan G. Poindexter
American Astronaut
Alan Goodwin "Dex" Poindexter was an American naval officer and a NASA astronaut. Wikipedia
Richard Richards
American Astronaut
Sally Ride
American Astronaut
Sally Kristen Ride was an American physicist and astronaut. Ride joined NASA in 1978 and at the age of 32, became the first American woman to enter into low Earth orbit in 1983. Wikipedia
Wally Schirra
American Astronaut
Walter Marty Schirra, Jr. was an American test pilot, United States Navy officer, and one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts chosen for the Project Mercury, America's effort to put humans in space. Wikipedia
Jack Schmitt
American Astronaut
Harrison Hagan "Jack" Schmitt is an American geologist, a retired NASA astronaut, university professor, and a former U.S. senator from New Mexico. Wikipedia
Rusty Schweickart
American Astronaut
Russell Louis "Rusty" Schweickart aka Schweikart is an American former astronaut, research scientist, US Air Force fighter pilot, business and government executive. Wikipedia
Alan Shepard
American Astronaut
Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. was an American naval aviator, test pilot, flag officer, NASA astronaut, and businessman, who in 1961 became the second person, and the first American, to travel into space. Wikipedia
Valentina Tereshkova
Russian Astronaut
Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova is a retired Soviet cosmonaut and the first woman to have flown in space, having been selected from more than four hundred applicants and five finalists to pilot Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963. Wikipedia
Ulrich Walter
German Astronaut
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ulrich Hans Walter is a German physicist/engineer and a former DFVLR astronaut. Wikipedia
Liu Yang
Chinese Astronaut