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Guy Gardner

Guy Gardner About U.S. Air Force Colonel who piloted two Space Shuttle missions. Other Informations He attended the U.S. Air Force Academy and Purdue University. He went on to direct the Mir program. He married and had three children. He is a pilot like fellow astronaut Mark Kelly.

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Janice Voss

Janice Voss About Astronaut who flew in space five times, which was the record for women at the time of her death in 2012. Other Informations She earned a doctorate in aeronautics/astronautics from MIT in 1987, after having studied at Purdue University and Rice University. She was part of the first Space Shuttle rendezvous with …

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Valery Tokarev

Valery Tokarev About Russian Air Force Colonel who was flight engineer on Expedition 12 aboard the International Space Station. Other Informations He was a test pilot. He has flown to space twice and was awarded the Hero of the Russian Federation medal in 2000. He married and had two children. He flew on STS-96 with …

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Millie Hughes-Fulford

Millie Hughes-Fulford About Chemist who served as a payload specialist on the first NASA Spacelab mission dedicated to biomedical studies. She later became a Professor at the University of California Medical Center at San Francisco. Other Informations She began college at the age of 16. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and …

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Victor Glover

Victor Glover About Known as being a member of NASA’s astronaut class of 2013. He has served as a Lieutenant Commander of the Navy, and a Naval legislative fellow in Congress. Other Informations He graduated from California Polytechnic University with his B.S. in general engineering in 1999. He subsequently obtained his graduated degrees from Air …

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Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin About Russian cosmonaut who became the world’s first man in space in 1961. He spent a grand total of 1 hour and 48 minutes in the void above. Other Informations He and his two older brothers were deported to Nazi Germany for slave labor in 1943 and were not able to return home …

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Steven Smith

Steven Smith About Engineer and NASA astronaut who served on his fourth spaceflight in 2002. He spent just over 40 days in space. Other Informations He was a two-time NCAA water polo champion as a member of the Stanford University team. He conducted his seventh career spacewalk on the STS-110 Space Shuttle Atlantis. He married …

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Robert Henry Lawrence Jr.

Robert Henry Lawrence Jr. About The first African American astronaut, though he died tragically before traveling to space. Other Informations He was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. He died in the crash of a F-104 Starfighter at Edwards Air Force Base. He was married to Barbara Cress. He was the first African American …

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Tracy Caldwell Dyson

Tracy Caldwell Dyson About Served with the Expedition 24 crew on the International Space Station. Other Informations She was a chemist and researcher at University of California, Davis and University of California, Irvine. She is the first astronaut to be born after Apollo 11, when man landed on the moon. She married Naval Aviator George …

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Roy D. Bridges Jr.

Roy D. Bridges Jr. About Former NASA astronaut and former director of the John F. Kennedy Space Center and Langley Research Center. Other Informations He achieved the second highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, Life Scout. He piloted the Space Shuttle Challenger from July 29 until August 6, 1985, on mission STS-51-F. He …

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Miroslaw Hermaszewski

Miroslaw Hermaszewski About The first Polish cosmonaut, he participated in the 1978 Soyuz 30 mission. He earned a Hero of the Soviet Union honor for his bravery on the space flight. Other Informations Ukrainian nationalists murdered nineteen members of his family in the Volhynian massacres during World War II. He joined the Soviet Interkosmos space …

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Michael T. Good

Michael T. Good About U.S. Air Force Colonel-turned-NASA astronaut who first served on Space Shuttle Atlantis’ STS-125 Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission. Other Informations He studied aerospace engineering at the University of Notre Dame during the early 1980s. He and Richard Mullane were the first (and, as of the turn of the 21st century, only) …