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Astronaut
Persons trained for spaceflight outside of Russia and China.

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Hart, Jane American pilot, one of the Mercury 13 female astronauts proposed in 1961, but never entered training.

Glenn American test pilot astronaut 1959-1963 and 1997-1998, later a politician and US Senator. First American in orbit on his first flight, Mercury MA-6, in 1962, and oldest person in space on his second flight, STS-95, in 1998.

Cagle, Myrtle American pilot, one of the Mercury 13 female astronauts proposed in 1961, but never entered training.

Hixson American pilot, one of the Mercury 13 female astronauts proposed in 1961, but never entered training.

Steadman American pilot, winner of many awards and races, one of the Mercury 13 female astronauts proposed in 1961, but never entered training.

Schirra American test pilot astronaut 1959-1969. Member of first crew to rendezvous in space, and commander of first manned Apollo mission. Remembered both for practical jokes and uncompromising attention to detail. Flew 90 combat missions in the Korean War.

Shepard American test pilot astronaut 1959-1974. First American in space. Grounded on medical grounds during Gemini, but reinstated, becoming fifth person to walk on the moon. Millionaire entrepreneur on the side.

Leverton American pilot, one of the Mercury 13 female astronauts proposed in 1961, but never entered training.

Slayton American test pilot astronaut 1959-1982.

Wood American pilot astronaut, 1962-1963.

Carpenter American test pilot astronaut 1959-1967.

Gordon, Henry American pilot astronaut, 1962-1963.

Dietrich American pilot, one of the Mercury 13 female astronauts proposed in 1961, but never entered training.

Dietrich, Marion American pilot, one of the Mercury 13 female pilots declared fit for astronaut duty in 1961, but never entered training.

Grissom American test pilot astronaut 1959-1967. Second American in space and first Gemini commander. Flew 100 combat missions in Korea. Died in on-pad fire of Apollo 1.

Thompson American test pilot astronaut, 1962-1965. Flew lifting bodies, X-15, assigned as X-20 spaceplane astronaut.

Truhill American pilot, one of the Mercury 13 female astronauts proposed in 1961, but never entered training.

Cooper American test pilot astronaut 1959-1970. First American to spend over a day in space. High spirited, and reportedly denied an Apollo assignment.

See American test pilot astronaut, 1962-1966. Died in crash of his T-38 trainer into the McDonnell Aircraft plant.

Allison American pilot, one of the Mercury 13 female astronauts proposed in 1961, but never entered training.

Borman American test pilot astronaut 1962-1970. Member of first crew to rendezvous in space, and first to orbit the moon.

Lovell American test pilot astronaut 1962-1973. Member of first crew to rendezvous in space, and first to orbit the moon. Altitude (401,056 km) record.

Rogers American test pilot astronaut, 1962-1963.

Crews American pilot astronaut, 1965-1969.

McDivitt American test pilot astronaut 1962-1972. Flew 145 combat missions during the Korean War.

Gordon American test pilot astronaut 1963-1972.

Knight American test pilot astronaut 1962-1963.

Givens American test pilot astronaut, 1966-1967. Died in an automobile accident.

Aldrin American test pilot astronaut 1963-1971. Second person on the moon.

Pogue American test pilot astronaut 1966-1975.

Freeman American test pilot astronaut, 1963-1964. Died in crash of T-38 trainer after bird strike on windshield.

Irwin American test pilot astronaut 1966-1972. Eighth person to walk on the moon.

Adams American test pilot astronaut 1965-1966. Died in crash of X-15 Flight 191 when spacecraft went out of control during reentry.

Conrad American test pilot astronaut 1962-1974. Third person on the moon. Only astronaut to fly Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab. Commander of first successful space station mission.

Eisele American test pilot astronaut 1963-1972. Died of a heart attack.

Armstrong American test pilot astronaut 1962-1970. First person to step onto the moon. Member of first crew to dock in space.

Mitchell American pilot astronaut 1966-1972. Sixth person to walk on the moon.

Stafford American test pilot astronaut 1962-1975. Member of first crew to rendezvous in space. Space speed record (11,107 m/s).

Young American test pilot astronaut 1962-2004. Only astronaut to fly Gemini, Apollo, and Shuttle. Ninth person to walk on the moon. Space speed record (11,107 m/s). Flew in space six times.

Collins American test pilot astronaut 1963-1970. First space walk from one spacecraft to another.

White American test pilot astronaut 1962-1967. First American to walk in space. Died in on-pad fire of Apollo 1.

Taylor American test pilot astronaut, 1965-1969.

Gorelick American pilot, one of the Mercury 13 female astronauts proposed in 1961, but never entered training.

Graveline American physician astronaut, 1965.

Cobb American pilot, holder of four aviation records, one of the Mercury 13 female astronauts proposed in 1961, but never entered training.

Brand American test pilot astronaut 1966-1992.

Macleay American pilot astronaut, 1965-1969.

Swigert American pilot astronaut 1966-1973. Survived first emergency beyond low earth orbit. Altitude (401,056 km) record. Died of complications from cancer.

Bassett American test pilot astronaut, 1963-1966. Died in crash of T-38 trainer into the McDonnell Aircraft plant.

Worden American test pilot astronaut 1966-1975.

Kerwin American physician astronaut 1965-1987. Member of first successful space station mission.

Bean American test pilot astronaut 1963-1981. Fourth person to walk on the moon.

Cunningham American pilot astronaut 1963-1971.

Neubeck American pilot astronaut, 1965-1969.

Llewellyn British-American pilot astronaut, 1967-1968.

Scott American test pilot astronaut 1963-1977. Seventh person to walk on the moon. First to drive a lunar wheeled vehicle. Member of first crew to dock in space.

Weitz American pilot astronaut 1966-1988. Member of first successful space station mission.

Carr American test pilot astronaut 1966-1977.

Engle American test pilot astronaut 1966-1986.

Williams, Clifton American test pilot astronaut, 1963-1967. US Marine Corps aviator. Died in crash of his T-38 trainer aircraft.

Lawyer American pilot astronaut, 1965-1969.

Herres American pilot astronaut, 1967-1969.

Abrahamson American pilot astronaut, 1967-1969. Later Director of the Strategic Defense Initiative

Roosa American test pilot astronaut 1966-1976. Died of viral pneumonia, a complication of pancreatitis.

Anders American pilot astronaut 1963-1969. Member of first crew to orbit the moon.

Evans American pilot astronaut 1966-1977.

Haise American pilot astronaut 1966-1979. Survived first emergency beyond low earth orbit. Altitude (401,056 km) record.

Hartsfield American test pilot astronaut 1966-1988.

Cernan American test pilot astronaut 1963-1976. Eleventh person to walk on the moon and last person to step off of the moon. Space speed record (11,107 m/s).

Michel American scientist astronaut, 1965-1969.

Bull, John American test pilot astronaut, 1966-1968.

Chaffee American pilot astronaut, 1963-1967. Killed in Apollo 1 fire on launch pad.

Chapman Australian scientist astronaut, 1967-1972.

Schmitt American geologist astronaut 1965-1975. Twelfth person and only geologist to walk on the moon.

Lawrence, Robert American pilot astronaut, 1967.

Duke American test pilot astronaut 1966-1976. Tenth person to walk on the moon.

Schweickart American pilot astronaut 1963-1979.

Finley American test pilot astronaut, 1965-1968.

Lousma American pilot astronaut 1966-1983.

Mattingly American test pilot astronaut 1966-1985.

Overmyer American test pilot astronaut 1966-1986.

Fullerton American test pilot astronaut 1966-1986.

Gibson, Edward American scientist astronaut 1965-1982.

Stumough American pilot, one of the Mercury 13 female astronauts proposed in 1961, but never entered training.

Crippen American pilot astronaut 1966-1991. Member of first crew to fly a winged spacecraft to orbit and back.

Truly American pilot astronaut 1965-1983.

Bobko American pilot astronaut 1966-1989.

Funk American pilot, one of the Mercury 13 female astronauts proposed in 1961, but never entered training.

Holmquest American physician astronaut, 1967-1973.

Scobee American test pilot astronaut 1978-1986. Died in Challenger accident.

O Leary American scientist astronaut, 1967-1968.

Gregory American test pilot astronaut 1978-1993. Flew 550 combat missions in Vietnam. USAF helicopter pilot who would fly his T-38 trainer at alarmingly low altitude during cross-country trips. Paradoxically later appointed NASA Administrator for Safety.

Hauck American test pilot astronaut 1978-1989. Flew 114 combat missions in Vietnam.

Williams, Donald American test pilot astronaut 1978-1990.

Blaha American test pilot astronaut 1980-1997. Flew 361 combat missions in Vietnam.

Brandenstein American test pilot astronaut 1978-1992. Flew 192 combat missions in Vietnam.

Creighton American test pilot astronaut 1978-1992. Grew up in Seattle, Washington. Flew 175 combat missions in Vietnam. Bachelor navy fighter pilot with a midnight blue corvette and a ski boat dubbed Sin Ship.

Casper American test pilot astronaut 1984-1997. Grew up in Gainesville, Georgia, son of an Air Force officer. Flew 229 combat missions in Vietnam.

Bridges American test pilot astronaut 1980-1986. Grew up in Gainesville, Georgia. Flew 226 combat missions in Vietnam.

McCulley American test pilot astronaut 1984-1990.

McBride American test pilot astronaut 1978-1989. Heavyset Navy pilot with a talent for playing to a crowd. Flew 64 combat missions in Vietnam. Later ran in, but lost, the Republican primary for governor of West Virginia.

Walker, Dave American test pilot astronaut 1978-1996. Navy nickname Red Flash, a cocky pilot, over-confident in some astronaut's eyes.

Shriver American test pilot astronaut 1978-1993. Grew up in Paton, Iowa.

Smith American test pilot astronaut 1978-1986. Died in Challenger accident.

Shaw American test pilot astronaut 1978-1989.

Grabe American test pilot astronaut 1980-1994. Flew 200 combat missions over Vietnam.

Coats American test pilot astronaut 1978-1991. Flew 315 combat missions in Vietnam.

Covey American test pilot astronaut 1978-1994. Grew up in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, son of an Air Force officer. Flew 339 combat missions during two tours in Southeast Asia

Bolden American test pilot astronaut 1980-1994.

Richards American test pilot astronaut 1980-1995.

O Connor American test pilot astronaut 1980-1991.

Nagel American test pilot astronaut 1978-1995. Was married to astronaut Linda Godwin.

Gibson American test pilot astronaut 1978-1996. Flew combat missions over Vietnam. Was married to astronaut Rhea Seddon.

Gardner, Guy American test pilot astronaut 1980-1991. Grew up in Alexandria, Virginia. Flew 177 combat missions over Vietnam.

Cabana American test pilot astronaut 1985-2004. US Marine Corps

Culbertson American test pilot astronaut 1984-2002.

Wilcutt American test pilot astronaut 1990-2005. US Marine Corps

Cameron American test pilot astronaut 1984-1996. US Marine Corps

Cockrell American test pilot astronaut 1990-2006.

Reightler American test pilot astronaut 1987-1995.

Gutierrez American test pilot astronaut 1984-1994. Some data removed at subject's request.

Oswald American test pilot astronaut 1985-2000.

Hammond American test pilot astronaut 1984-1998.

Readdy American test pilot astronaut 1987-2005.

McMonagle American test pilot astronaut 1987-1997.

Henricks American test pilot astronaut 1985-1997.

Wetherbee American test pilot astronaut 1984-2005. Flew in space six times.

Duffy American test pilot astronaut 1985-2001.

Baker, Mike American test pilot astronaut 1985-2008.

Ashby American test pilot astronaut 1994-2008. Grew up near Evergreen, Colorado. Flew 33 combat missions in Operation Desert Storm.

Johnson, Gregory C American test pilot astronaut 1998-2001.

Chilton American test pilot astronaut 1987-1998.

Precourt American test pilot astronaut 1990-2005.

Allen, Andy American test pilot astronaut 1987-1997. US Marine Corps

Brown American test pilot astronaut 1987-1999. Flew in space six times.

Lockhart American test pilot astronaut 1996-2005.

Polansky American test pilot astronaut 1996-2012. American test pilot astronaut 1996-2012. Flew on STS-98, STS-116, STS-127, , , ,

Searfoss American test pilot astronaut 1990-1998.

Rominger American test pilot astronaut 1992-2006.

Kregel American test pilot astronaut 1992-2002.

Halsell American test pilot astronaut 1990-2006.

Bowersox American test pilot astronaut 1987-2006.

Collins, Eileen American test pilot astronaut 1990-2006. US Air Force test pilot, first female shuttle pilot and first female spacecraft commander.

Horowitz American test pilot astronaut 1992-2004. Grew up in Thousand Oaks, California. Left NASA for a position with ATK Thiokol, promoting shuttle-derived vehicles for use as the CEV launch vehicle.

Carey American test pilot astronaut 1996-2004.

Gorie American test pilot astronaut 1994-2010. Flew 38 combat missions over Iraq.

Gregory, William American test pilot astronaut 1990-1999.

Husband American test pilot astronaut 1994-2003. Perished in Columbia shuttle disintegration during re-entry.

Edwards, Joe American test pilot astronaut 1994-2000. Grew up in Lineville and Roanoke, Alabama. Flew combat missions over Lebanon in 1983

Jett American test pilot astronaut 1992-2007.

Bloomfield American test pilot astronaut 1994-2007. Grew up in Lake Fenton, Michigan.

Altman American test pilot astronaut 1994-2010.

Ford, Kevin American test pilot astronaut 2000-2014.

Loria American test pilot astronaut, 1996-2005. US Marine Corps. Grew up in Belmont, Massachusetts. Flew 42 combat missions over Iraq.

Lindsey American test pilot astronaut 1994-2011. Grew up in Temple City, California.

Archambault American test pilot astronaut 1998-2012. Grew up in Bellwood, Illinois. Flew 22 combat missions in F-117s during the Gulf War.

De Winne Belgian physician astronaut 1998-2012.

Sturckow American test pilot astronaut 1994-2013. Grew up in Lakeside, California. US Marine Corps. Flew 41 combat missions in Operation Desert Storm.

Ferguson American test pilot astronaut 1998-2011.

Melroy American test pilot astronaut 1994-2009. Grew up in Pittsford, New York. US Air Force test pilot.

McCool American test pilot astronaut 1996-2003. Perished in Columbia shuttle disintegration during re-entry.

Kilrain American test pilot astronaut 1994-2002. US Navy test pilot.

Garan American pilot astronaut 2000-2012.

Hobaugh American test pilot astronaut 1996-2011. US Marine Corps.

Poindexter American test pilot astronaut 1998-2010. Grew up in Rockville, Maryland, son of John Poindexter, a US Naval Officer and senior US government official.

Johnson, Gregory H British-American test pilot astronaut 1998-2013. Flew 34 combat missions in Operation Desert Storm.

Zamka American test pilot astronaut 1998-2011. Grew up in Rochester, Michigan. US Marine Corps.

Wilmore American test pilot astronaut, 2000-on.

Gasparini French engineer astronaut, 1990-1998. Graduated from Polytechnic School, 1985 Combat and test pilot, French Air Force. Chief test pilot at Bretigny Flight Test Center .

Kelly, Mark American test pilot astronaut 1996-2011. Twin brother of astronaut Scott Kelly. Grew up in West Orange, New Jersey. Flew 39 combat missions over Iraq.

Kelly, Scott American test pilot astronaut 1996-on. Twin brother of astronaut Mark Kelly.

Kelly, James American test pilot astronaut 1996-2010.

Frick American test pilot astronaut 1996-2010. Flew 26 combat missions over Iraq.

Boe American pilot astronaut 2000-on.

Ham American test pilot astronaut 1998-2012.

Oefelein American test pilot astronaut 1998-2007.

Hurley American test pilot astronaut 2000-on. US Marine Corps.

Antonelli American test pilot astronaut, 2000-on.

Bresnik American test pilot astronaut, 2004-on.

Virts American test pilot astronaut, 2000-on.

Dutton American test pilot astronaut 2004-2012. Flew combat air patrols over Northern Iraq during the 1990s.

Family: Canada Group 1 - 1983, Canada Group 2 - 1992, CNES Group 1 - 1985, CNES Group 2 - 1990, DLR Group 1 - 1987, DLR Group 2 - 1990, DoD Group 1 - 1979, DoD Group 2 - 1982, DoD Group 3 - 1985, ESA Group 1 - 1992, ESA Group 3 - 1998, Italian Space Agency Group - 1990, Man-In-Space-Soonest Group - 1958, Mercury 13 Group - 1961, NASA Group 1 - 1959, NASA Group 10 - 1984, NASA Group 11 - 1985, NASA Group 12 - 1987, NASA Group 13 - 1990, NASA Group 14 - 1992, NASA Group 15 - 1995, NASA Group 16 - 1996, NASA Group 17 - 1998, NASA Group 18 - 2000, NASA Group 19 - 2004, NASA Group 2 - 1962, NASA Group 20 - 2009, NASA Group 3 - 1963, NASA Group 4 - 1965, NASA Group 5 - 1966, NASA Group 6 - 1967, NASA Group 7 - 1969, NASA Group 8 - 1978, NASA Group 9 - 1980, NASDA Group - 1985, NASDA Group 2 - 1992, NASDA Group 3 - 1999, USAF Dynasoar Group - 1960, USAF Dynasoar Group - 1962, USAF MOL Group 1 - 1965, USAF MOL Group 2 - 1966, USAF MOL Group 3 - 1967. More at: 7604.

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