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Payload Specialist Astronaut
Astronauts trained for spaceflight but for only support of a specific payload on a single space mission.

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Stevenson American oceanographer payload specialist astronaut, 1984.

Skantze American engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1985-1986.

Phillips, Robert American physician payload specialist astronaut, 1984-1991.

van den Berg, Lodewijk Dutch-American physicist payload specialist astronaut 1983-1985.

Garn American senator payload specialist astronaut 1984-1985.

Simon American physicist payload specialist astronaut, 1978-1985.

Money Canadian physiologist payload specialist astronaut, 1983-1992.

Young, Lawrence American engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1991-1993.

Acton American solar physicist payload specialist astronaut 1978-1985.

Aldridge American politician payload specialist astronaut, 1985-1986.

Prinz American physicist payload specialist astronaut, 1978-1985.

Hoernig British engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1984-1986.

Wang American physicist payload specialist astronaut 1983-1985.

Crouch American physicist payload specialist astronaut 1989-1997.

Furrer Austrian physicist payload specialist astronaut 1982-1985. Died in an airplane crash.

Rossitto Italian physicist payload specialist astronaut, 1984-1986.

Lampton American physicist payload specialist astronaut, 1978-1992.

Frimout Belgian engineer payload specialist astronaut 1985-1992. First Belgian astronaut.

Merbold German physicist payload specialist astronaut 1978-1998.

Boyle British-American engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1984.

Nelson, Bill American congressman payload specialist astronaut 1985-1986.

Boesen American engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1987-1990.

Magilton American engineer payload specialist astronaut 1985-1986. Worked with RCA Astro Electronics Division. Backup for Robert Cenker (STS-61C). Program manager for on-orbit performance, Martin Marietta Astro Space in Princeton, New Jersey.

Williams, Bill American physiologist payload specialist astronaut, 1983-1985.

Longhurst British engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1984-1986. Bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the Royal Navy Engineering College, Plymouth, 1966. Commander, Royal Navy. Later became a farmer in Somerset, England.

Chappell American physicist payload specialist astronaut, 1985-1992.

Durrance American geophysicist payload specialist astronaut 1984-1995.

Nair Indian physicist payload specialist astronaut, 1985-1986.

Batalli-Cosmovici Italian physicist payload specialist astronaut, 1989-1992.

Prahl American engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1990-1992. Assigned as backup for STS-50. Professor of Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Scully-Power Australian-American geophysicist payload specialist astronaut 1984.

Jarvis American engineer payload specialist astronaut 1984-1986. Died in Challenger accident.

Bartoe American astrophysicist payload specialist astronaut 1978-1985.

Messerschmid German physicist payload specialist astronaut 1982-1985.

Cunningham, Stephen American physicist payload specialist astronaut, 1984-1986.

Bondar Canadian physician payload specialist astronaut 1983-1992. Neurologist. First Canadian female astronaut. IML-1 payload specialist.

Hughes-Fulford American biologist payload specialist astronaut 1984-1991. Biochemist. US Army

Johnston American engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1983-1985.

Nordsieck American physicist payload specialist astronaut, 1984-1990.

Baudry French pilot cosmonaut 1980-1985. Transferred to NASA Payload Specialist. Flight on STS-18, 1985. French Air Force Transferred to NASA as a Payload Specialist.

Ockels Dutch physicist payload specialist astronaut 1978-1994. First Dutch astronaut.

Gaffney American physician payload specialist astronaut 1984-1991.

Malerba Italian biologist payload specialist astronaut 1989-1992. First Italian astronaut. ESA; STS-46 Mission TSS-1.

Clegg American geophysicist payload specialist astronaut, 1990-1992.

Lorenzoni Italian engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1984-1986. Colonel, Italian Air Force. Payload specialist for the Italian TSS-Project. International Space Station Program manager for Node 2, Italian Space Agency (ASI).

Farrimond British engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1984-1986.

Bailey American geologist payload specialist astronaut, 1990-1992.

Bhat Indian engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1985-1986.

Lichtenberg American engineer payload specialist astronaut 1978-1992. Flew 138 combat missions in Vietnam.

Walker American engineer payload specialist astronaut 1983-1985.

McAuliffe American teacher payload specialist astronaut 1985-1986. Was to have been the first teacher in space. Died in Challenger accident.

Cenker American engineer payload specialist astronaut 1985-1986.

Al-Bassam Saudi Air Force pilot, alternate payload specialist to Al-Saud for STS-51G in April 1985. Graduated from King Faisal Air Academy, Riyadh. RSAF attaché at the Saudi embassy in London.

Aufderhaar American meteorologist payload specialist astronaut, 1985-1986.

Butterworth American engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1984-1986.

Townsend American meteorologist payload specialist astronaut, 1985-1986.

Konrad American engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1984-1988. Systems engineer and fluid mechanics specialist at Hughes Aircraft.

Favier French materials scientist cosmonaut 1985-1996.

Sacco American chemical engineer payload specialist astronaut 1990-1995.

Wood, Nigel British engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1984-1986.

Bechis American astrophysicist payload specialist astronaut, 1987-1990.

Lewis American meteorologist payload specialist astronaut, 1985-1986.

Holmes British physicist payload specialist astronaut, 1984-1986. Bachelor of Science in physics from the Queen Mary College, London, 1972. Physicist. Selected in 1984 for the British Skynet-Program. British National Space Center, London.

DeLucas American physiologist payload specialist astronaut 1990-1992.

Trinh Vietnamese-American physicist payload specialist astronaut 1983-1992.

Peralta y Fabi Mexican engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1985. Research scientist at National University in Mexico City. Selected as backup for STS-61B, but mission cancelled after Challenger disaster.

Akbar Indonesian engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1985-1986.

Kadenyuk Ukrainian test pilot cosmonaut 1976-1998. Longest wait for a spaceflight after becoming an astronaut - 21 years. Soyuz cosmonaut 1976-1983; Spiral pilot 1983-1987; Buran pilot, 1987-1989, NASA Payload Specialist, 1996.

Parise American astronomer payload specialist astronaut 1984-1995.

Viso French biologist payload specialist astronaut, cosmonaut, 1985-1998. Doctorate of veterinary medicine from " l'Ecole Veterinaire de Maison-Alfort ", 1975. Worked for CNES in Paris, in coordination of spaceflight activities.

Leslie American meteorologist payload specialist astronaut 1994-1995.

Neri Vela Mexican engineer payload specialist astronaut 1985. First Mexican astronaut.

Mukai Japanese physician payload specialist astronaut 1985-on. Surgeon, first Japanese female astronaut.

Sudarmono Indonesian biologist payload specialist astronaut, 1985-1986. Microbiologist. Later research scientist at the University of Dyakarta. Advisor for Bandung Institute of Technology.

Hennen American photo interpreter payload specialist astronaut 1988-1991. US Army. Grew up in Columbus, Ohio, son of an Air Force officer.

Anderson, Lloyd American meteorologist payload specialist astronaut, 1988-2001.

Thirsk Canadian physician mission specialist astronaut 1983-2012.

Koszelak American biologist payload specialist astronaut, 1989-1992.

Weaver American meteorologist payload specialist astronaut, 1988-2001.

Walter German physicist payload specialist astronaut 1987-1993.

Ramon Israeli pilot payload specialist astronaut 1997-2003. First Israeli astronaut. Perished in Columbia shuttle disintegration during re-entry.

Hawker American photo interpreter payload specialist astronaut, 1988-1991. Chief Warrant Officer CW3, US-Army; graduated from Rotary Wing Flight School; in 1988 selected for TERRA SCOUT - US Army Project; retired from US Army in 1994.

Mayo Israeli pilot payload specialist astronaut, 1997-2000.

Taccino Italian physician payload specialist astronaut, 1990-1993. Professor. Selected by the Italian Space Agency (ASI) as one of the five Italian astronaut candidates for a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut selection.

Bruemmer Swiss engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1987-1993. Meteorologist.

Buckey American physician payload specialist astronaut 1991-1998. Active Payload Specialist Trainee for Shuttle STS-90 Neurolab Mission; he had been Alternate Payload Specialist for STS-58 Mission SLS-2.

Al-Saud Saudi prince, payload specialist astronaut 1985. First Arab in space.

Fettman American veterinarian payload specialist astronaut 1991-1993.

Wood, Robert American physicist payload specialist astronaut, 1985-1986.

Linteris American engineer payload specialist astronaut 1996-1997.

Belt American photo interpreter payload specialist astronaut, 1988-1991.

Hoffpauir American Army geologist payload specialist astronaut, 1990-1992.

Ronney American engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1996-1997. Alternate Payload Specialist for STS-83 Mission MSL-1.

Urbani Italian physician payload specialist astronaut, 1995-1996. Alternate Payload Specialist for STS-78 Mission LMS-1. Italian Air Force.

Ongaro Italian engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1990-1993.

Kuipers Dutch engineer cosmonaut 1998-on.

Matthiesen American materials scientist payload specialist astronaut, 1994-1995.

Patat French physician payload specialist astronaut 1985-1998. Degree in Acoustic Physics from the University of Paris (1981). Ph.D. in engineering (1984). Doctorate of medicine, 1991. Worked at the medical faculty of the University of Tours.

Holt American physicist payload specialist astronaut, 1994-1995.

Vangen American engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1993-1995.

Walpot German physician payload specialist astronaut, 1987-1993.

Dunlap American physician payload specialist astronaut, 1996-1998. Candidate specialist for STS-90 Neurolab.

Pawelczyk American physiologist payload specialist astronaut 1996-1998. Candidate Payload Specialist for STS-90 Neurolab.

McKay, Michael Canadian engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1992-1995.

Pustovyi Ukrainian engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1996-2006. Ukraine Air Force.



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