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Adamchuk Ukrainian scientist cosmonaut, 1996-1996. Botanist.

Amelkina Russian physician cosmonaut, 1980-1983.

Andre-Deshays French biologist cosmonaut 1985-2002. Biologist, first French female astronaut. Was married to astronaut Jean-Pierre Haignere.

Ansari Iranian-American engineer cosmonaut 2006. First female space tourist. First Iranian in space.

Baker American physician mission specialist astronaut 1984-2012. Physician.

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

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

Cagle American physician mission specialist astronaut 1996-2008.

Caldwell American chemist mission specialist astronaut 1998-on.

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.

Clark American physician mission specialist astronaut 1996-2003. Physician. Perished in Columbia shuttle disintegration during re-entry.

Cleave American ecologist mission specialist astronaut 1980-1990. Engineer.

Coleman, Catherine American materials scientist mission specialist astronaut 1992-2015. US Air Force engineer.

Davis American engineer mission specialist astronaut 1987-1999. Engineer, was married to astronaut Mark Lee, part of first married couple to fly in space together.

Dobrokvashina Russian physician cosmonaut, 1980-1993. Civilian Physician, Institute of Biological Medical Problems. Cosmonaut training October 1979 - July 1980. Returned to work at the IMBP.

Dunbar American engineer mission specialist astronaut 1980-2005. Engineer. Was married to astronaut Ronald Sega.

Dyson American cosmonaut, 2008-2009. Internet entrepreneur, daughter of physicist and space visionary Freeman Dyson. Internet entrepreneur who paid $ 3 million to train as back-up to Charles Simonyi as a space tourist aboard Soyuz TMA-14.

Fisher American physician mission specialist astronaut 1980-1991. First mother in space. Was married to astronaut William Fisher. Took extended leave 1989 to 1996 to raise family.

Godwin American physicist mission specialist astronaut 1985-2010. Physicist. Was married to astronaut Steven Nagel.

Gromushkina Russian actor cosmonaut, 1998-2001. Actress, selected to appear in a film to be filmed aboard the Mir space station. Accomplished some training, but the project was cancelled.

Higginbotham American engineer mission specialist astronaut 1996-2007. Engineer.

Hilliard American physician mission specialist astronaut, 1998-2001.

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

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

Ivanova Russian scientist cosmonaut, 1983-1994.

Ivins American engineer mission specialist astronaut 1984-2010. NASA flight engineer.

Jemison American physician mission specialist astronaut 1987-1993. Physician. First African-American woman to fly in space.

Jernigan American astronomer mission specialist astronaut 1985-2001. Astronomer. Was married to astronaut Jeff Wisoff.

Johnston American engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1983-1985.

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

Kikuchi Japanese journalist cosmonaut, 1989-1990. Graduated from the University of Tokyo in Chinese language Journalist, Tokyo Broadcasting Corporation. Reporter for world news with TBS, reporting from Moscow and then again from Tokyo.

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

Klyushnikova Russian physician cosmonaut, 1979-1986. Civilian Physician, Institute of Medical Biological Problems. Cosmonaut training from October 1979 - July 1980. Did not complete training, when the government commission did not confirm his selection.

Kondakova Russian engineer cosmonaut 1989-1999. Engineer, first Russian woman to fly in space for other than propaganda reasons. Was married to astronaut Valeriy Ryumin. Civilian Engineer, Energia NPO

Kuleshova Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1980-1992. Graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute named after Grigoriy (Sergo) K. Ordzhonikidze, 1978. Civilian Engineer, Energia NPO. From 1992 she worked as an engineer at NPO Energia, Department 292.

Kuzhelnaya Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1994-2004. Civilian Engineer, Energia NPO

Kuznetsova Russian pilot cosmonaut, 1962-1969.

LaComb American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1990.

Latysheva Russian scientist cosmonaut, 1980-1993.

Lawrence American engineer mission specialist astronaut 1992-2006. US Navy ocean engineer.

Liu Yang Chinese female pilot taikonaut 2010-on. First Chinese woman in space.

Lucid American biochemist mission specialist astronaut 1978-2012. Biochemist, first American woman to make a long-duration space station mission.

Magnus American materials scientist mission specialist astronaut 1996-2012.

McArthur, Megan American scientist mission specialist astronaut, 2000-on.

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

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

Merchez Belgian physician cosmonaut, 1992-1995. Was married to astronaut Maurizio Cheli.

Metcalf-Lindenburger American teacher mission specialist astronaut 2004-2013.

Morgan American teacher mission specialist astronaut 1986, 1998-2008. Teacher.

Mukai Japanese physician payload specialist astronaut 1985-2015. Surgeon, first Japanese female astronaut.

Nowak American test pilot mission specialist astronaut 1996-2007. US Navy test pilot.

Nyberg American scientist mission specialist astronaut 2000-on.

Omelchenko Russian journalist cosmonaut, 1990-1992.

Payette Canadian engineer mission specialist astronaut 1992-2013. Engineer. Second Canadian female astronaut.

Ponomaryova Ukrainian pilot cosmonaut, 1962-1969. Was married to astronaut Yuri Ponomaryov.

Pozharskaya Russian physician cosmonaut, 1980-1993.

Prinz American physicist payload specialist astronaut, 1978-1985.

Pronina Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1980-1992.

Resnik American engineer mission specialist astronaut 1978-1986. Engineer. Died in Challenger accident.

Ride American physicist mission specialist astronaut 1978-1987. Physicist, first American woman in space. Was married to astronaut Steven Alan Hawley.

Roberts American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1987.

Savitskaya Russian test pilot cosmonaut 1980-1993. Test pilot, engineer, second woman in space. First woman to walk in space.

Seddon American physician mission specialist astronaut 1978-1998. Physician. Was married to astronaut Robert Lee (Hoot) Gibson.

Serova Russian engineer cosmonaut, 2006-2016. Wife of Mark Serov (2003 selection group) Graduate of MAI. Worked in TsUP Flight Control Center.

Sharman British engineer cosmonaut 1989-1998. Chemist. First British astronaut. First non-American, non-Soviet female astronaut.

Sokolova Russian engineer cosmonaut candidate, 1962. Pilot. Selected as a cosmonaut on 28 February 1962, but on 3 March 1962 her selection was rejected by the government commission. In 1965 she set the world speed record for a female pilot while flying a MIG-21.

Solovyova Russian pilot cosmonaut, 1962-1969.

Stefanyshyn-Piper American engineer mission specialist astronaut 1996-2009. Engineer.

Stott American engineer mission specialist astronaut, 2000-2015.

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

Sullivan American geologist mission specialist astronaut 1978-1993. Geologist, first American woman to walk in space. As of 1999 Ms Sullivan was Director of the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio.

Tereshkova Russian cosmonaut 1962-1997. First woman in space, aboard Vostok 6. But the flight was propaganda and future spaceflight opportunities did not develop. Was married to cosmonaut Andrian Nikolayev. Later a leading Communist politician.

Thornton American physicist mission specialist astronaut 1984-1996.

Tittle American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut 1985-1988. Graduated in operations research from the USAF Academy, 1982. US Air Force operations specialist, stationed in the Pentagon. Later a Shuttle Flight Controller at the JSC.

Walker, Shannon American astrophysicist mission specialist astronaut, 2004-on.

Walpot German physician payload specialist astronaut, 1987-1993.

Weaver American meteorologist payload specialist astronaut, 1988-2001.

Weber, Mary American chemical engineer mission specialist astronaut 1992-2002. Chemist.

Whitson American biochemist mission specialist astronaut 1996-on. Biochemist, first female space station commander. 376 cumulative days in space.

Williams American test pilot mission specialist astronaut 1998-on. US Navy test pilot. Grew up in Needham, Massachusetts.

Wilson American engineer mission specialist astronaut 1996-2013. Engineer.

Yamazaki Japanese engineer mission specialist astronaut 1999-2011. Underwent cosmonaut training in Russia, then Astronaut training in USA. NASDA

Yerkina Russian pilot cosmonaut, 1962-1969.

Yi Soyeon Korean engineer cosmonaut 2006-2008. First Korean in space.

Zakharova Russian physician cosmonaut, 1980-1995. Was married to cosmonaut Yuri Sheffer.



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