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NASA-15 astronaut group, 1995
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Requirement: pilot, engineer, and scientist astronauts for space shuttle flights. Nickname: The Flying Escargot. Originally dubbed the 'snails' by the Hogs, because they were supposed to be the class of 1994, but the announcement was delayed a year;. They renamed themselves with the better-sounding French equivalent.

AKA: Flying Escargot. Date: 1995.


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Chretien French test pilot mission specialist astronaut 1980-2001. First French astronaut. Trained for missions under both US and Russian programs.

Tognini French test pilot mission specialist astronaut 1985-2003. Trained for missions under both US and Russian programs.

Reilly American geologist mission specialist astronaut 1994-2008.

Williams, Dave Canadian physician mission specialist astronaut 1992-2008.

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

Doi Japanese engineer mission specialist astronaut 1985-2009.

Robinson American engineer mission specialist astronaut 1994-2012.

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

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

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

Kavandi American chemist mission specialist astronaut 1994-2005. Chemist.

Altman American test pilot astronaut 1994-2010.

Hire American engineer mission specialist astronaut 1994-2010. US Navy aviator; first woman assigned to a combat aircrew.

Noriega American computer scientist mission specialist astronaut 1994-2005. Grew up in Santa Clara, California.

Anderson American physicist mission specialist astronaut 1994-2003. Perished in Columbia shuttle disintegration during re-entry.

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

Chawla Indian-American engineer mission specialist astronaut 1994-2003. She perished with the rest of the crew of the shuttle Columbia on 1 February 2003.

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

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

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

Curbeam American test pilot mission specialist astronaut 1994-2007.

Lu American engineer mission specialist astronaut 1994-2007.

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