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Fran Allen

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Frances Elizabeth Allen
Birth Date:
Age today:
84, 8 days before her 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A computer scientist and pioneer in the field of optimizing compilers. The first female IBM Fellow and first female winner of the Turing Award.
Women in Technology International Hall of Fame 1997.

Hans Bethe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hans Albrecht Bethe
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
98
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22

Brief Facts:

Pronounced Bay-ta. Winner of the Nobel Prize in physics. Member of the Manhattan Project. Explained how the sun and stars get their energy.

Mayim Bialik

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mayim Hoya Bialik
Birth Date:
Age today:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Earned a PhD in neuroscience.
TV series:Movies:

Roberta Bondar

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Roberta Lynn Bondar
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First Canadian Woman into space - Shuttle mission in the module IML-1. Neurobiologist.

Tracy Caldwell Dyson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Tracy Ellen Caldwell
Also Known As:
Tracy Caldwell-Dyson
Birth Date:
Age today:
47, 18 days before her 48th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and chemist. Missions: ,

Rachel Carson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Rachel Louise Carson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Marine biologist, conservationist.
Book:Credited with initiating much of the popular ecology movement. Her book led to the banning of DDT.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1973.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1980.

Vint Cerf

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vinton Gray Cerf
Also Known As:
Vinton Cerf
Birth Date:
Age today:
74, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Last name pronounced SURF. Co-inventor of the TCP/IP protocol that forms the basis of the Internet.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005.
National Inventors Hall of Fame 2006.
National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1997.

Franklin Chang Díaz

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Franklin Ramón Chang Díaz
Also Known As:
Franklin Chang-Diaz
Franklin Chang Diaz
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Physicist. Became citizen of the US in 1977. Seven Space Shuttle missions. in 1986, (1989), (1992), (1994), (1996), (1998), and (2002).
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2012.

Catherine Coleman

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Catherine Grace Coleman
Nickname(s):
Cady
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and chemist, a former Colonel, USAF. Missions: , ,

Jacques Cousteau

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jacques-Ives Cousteau
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 14 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-developer of the aqua-lung. Known for films, books, and television under-sea photography and exploration.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1995.

Francis Crick

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Francis Harry Compton Crick
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for work showing the double helix shape of DNA.
Liberty Medal 2000.

Marie Curie

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Maria Salomea Skłodowska
Also Known As:
Maria Skłodowska-Curie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Discoverer of radium radiation. Discovered the element polonium. The first person honored with two Nobel Prizes, in physics and chemistry.

Descartes

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
René Descartes
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for studies in mathhematics, geometry, optics, and philosophy. Stated "a vacuum cannot exist."

Ray Dolby

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ray Milton Dolby
Also Known As:
Dr. Dolby
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Engineer and physicist. Inventor of sound technology for theaters. Awarded an honorary OBE, Order of Officer of the British Empire, by Queen Elizabeth II in 1987.
National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1997.
Television Hall of Fame 2014.
National Inventors Hall of Fame 2004.
Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame 2004.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 22 January 2015.

Ann Dunham

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Stanley Ann Dunham
Also Known As:
S. Ann Dunham
Ann Dunham Sutoro
Ann Dunham Soetoro
Dr. Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro
Ann Obama
Nickname(s):
Anna
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52, 22 days before her 53rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
grandmother of
grandmother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Earned a PhD in cultural anthropology and did research on village industries in Indonesia. Married twice, first to Kenyan
Barack Obama Sr.
then to
Lolo Soetoro

Anthony W. England

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Wayne England
Also Known As:
Tony England
Nickname(s):
Tony
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: . Participated in and led field parties during two seasons in Antarctica.

Konstantin Feoktistov

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Konstantin Petrovich Feoktistov
Also Known As:
Константин Петрович Феоктистов
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Doctorate in physics. One of designers of Sputnik. Mission . First civilian in space. Only non-Communist in the Soviet cosmonaut corps.

Anna Lee Fischer

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Anna Lee Sims
Also Known As:
Anna Lee Tingle Fischer
Birth Date:
Age today:
67, 28 days before her 68th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Mission specialist, medical doctor and chemist. Mission . First mother in space. Management at NASA after several years leave of absence.

Michael Foale

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Colin Michael Foale
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and astrophysicist. named a Commander in the Order of the British Empire in .the New Year Honours. December 2004. Missions: , , , , ,

Galileo

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Galileo Galilei

Brief Facts:

Discovered 4 moons of Jupiter. Did gravity tests from the Tower of Pisa. Branded a heretic by the Catholic Church.
International Space Hall of Fame.

Martin Gardner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Martin Gardner
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Known for popularizing recreational mathematics and debunking paranormal claims.
Column:in magazine:Wrote more than 50 books, including:

Edward Gibson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward George Gibson
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and physicist. Missions:

Linda Godwin

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Linda Maxine Godwin
Also Known As:
Linda M. Godwin
Birth Date:
Age today:
65, 25 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Steven Nagel, until his death.
Younger than Steven Nagel by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

PhD in physics. NASA astronaut, miisions , , , . Over 38 days in space. Two spacewalks. One docking mission with the space station.

Temple Grandin

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Temple Grandin
Birth Date:
Age today:
69, 33 days before her 70th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Professor of animal science. Known for her autism and her lectures and writings.
Subject of television film:Colorado Women's Hall of Fame 2012.
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 2010.
Texas Trail of Fame 2012.

John Grunsfeld

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Mace Grunsfeld
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Physicist. Astronaut, missions , , , and . He logged over 58 days in space, including 8 space walks totaling 58 hours 30 minutes.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2015.

Stephen Hawking

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stephen William Hawking
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed theoretical physicist who is paralyzed (related to ALS) and cannot speak. Known for humor and theories of time and space.
Book:Subject of the movie:Appointed Order of the British Empire (Commander) 1983, 1989 Companion of Honour, many prizes and awards.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009.

Edwin Hubble

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edwin Powell Hubble
Also Known As:
Edwin P. Hubble
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronomer and cosmologist. Provided the first evidence of the expansion of the universe. Showed the existence of galaxies beyond our own, then classified as nebulae. The orbital Hubble Telescope is named for him.
International Space Hall of Fame.
Hall of Famous Missourians 2003.
Missouri Walk of Fame 2006.

Millie Hughes-Fulford

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Millie Elizabeth Hughes-Fulford
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and chemist. Missions: and Spacelab Life Sciences.

Tamara E. Jernigan

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Tamara Elizabeth Jernigan
Nickname(s):
Tammy
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Peter Wisoff by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: , , , ,

Katherine Johnson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Katherine Coleman
Also Known As:
Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson
Birth Date:
Age today:
98, 30 days before her 99th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Calculated orbits for NASA.
Subject of movie:Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015.

Janet L. Kavandi

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Janet Lynn Kavandi
Birth Date:
Age today:
58, 10 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and chemist. Missions: , ,

Frederick W. Leslie

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Weldon Leslie
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions:

Shannon Lucid

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Shannon Matilda Wells
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Born in China, in Shanghai, then under Japanese rule, to missionaries. Biochemist and astronaut. Flew in space 5 times. Soviet station 188 days in 1986. Shuttle missions in 1985, in 1989, in 1991, and in 1993.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1996.
Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame 1993.
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2014.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1998.

Sandra Magnus

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Sandra Hall Magnus
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: , ,

Brian May

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Brian Harold May
Nickname(s):
Bri
Birth Date:
Age today:
70, 8 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist for group:uses a sixpence coin as a pick.
Co-composer of song:An astrophysicist, postponed graduate work while being a rock star, then completed his PhD.
Book:Named Chancellor of Liverpool's John Moores University. CBE awarded 2005.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Guitar Center RockWalk 2004 as a member of Queen.
London Avenue of Stars 2004 as a member of Queen.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of Queen.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of Queen.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of Queen.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of Queen.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6356 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of Queen for contributions to the recording industry.

K. Megan McArthur

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Katherine Megan McArthur
Birth Date:
Age today:
45, 34 days before her 46th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and oceanographer. Mission: to maintain the Hubble telescope.

Ronald E. McNair

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Ervin McNair
Nickname(s):
Ron
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A physicist and NASA astronaut, he flew on shuttle mission aboard Challenger in February 1984, as a mission specialist. He was on his second flight on the Challenger, flight when it exploded.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.
South Carolina Hall of Fame 1997.

Mersenne

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Marin Mersenne
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, 7 days before his 60th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for a conjecture about a series of prime numbers named for him. Also known for work on musical harmonics.

Patrick Moore

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Patrick Alfred Caldwell-Moore
Also Known As:
Sir Patrick Moore
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronomer.
TV series:Played the xylophone. Author of many books. Appointed OBE 1968 and promoted to CBE in 1988.
Knighted in 2001.

James H. Newman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Hansen Newman
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and physicist. Missions: , , ,

Bill Nye

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Sanford Nye
Nickname(s):
Bill Nye, the Science Guy
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows:

Wubbo Ockels

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wubbo Johannes Ockels
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Physicist. The first Dutch person in space, mission which was the mission. Died of cancer.

Kathleen Ollerenshaw

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Kathleen Mary Timpson
Also Known As:
Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
101
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Deaf (mostly) from childhood. Became a mathematician and astronomer and educator. Published a solution for Rubik's Cube in 1980. Awarded Dame title when she was appointed DBE in 1971.
Children's books:Lord Mayor of Manchester in 1975-76.
Involved in education policy.

Ron Parise

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Anthony Parise
Also Known As:
Ronald A. Parise
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56, 15 days before his 57th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronomer and astronaut, employed by Computer Sciences Corporation. PhD from the University of Florida, in astronomy. Flew on two shuttle missions, aboard Columbia in December 1990, and in March 1995 on the shuttle Endeavour. Both missions involved operation of utraviolet telescopes. Died of a brain tumor.

John Pople

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Anthony Pople
Also Known As:
Sir John Pople
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Knighted 2003. Nobel Prize 1998 honoring computer program model of chemical processes.

Sally Ride

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Sally Kristen Ride
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Steven Hawley by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

The first American female astronaut in space, two shuttle flights into space, in 1983 and in 1984. Professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego.
California Hall of Fame 2006.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1988. Children's books on space.
International Space Hall of Fame 1985.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2003.
Texas Women's Hall of Fame 1986.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 2007.
Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 2014.

Kate Rubins

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Kathleen Hallisey Rubins
Birth Date:
Age today:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cancer biologist and specialist in HIV and serious African diseases. Missions and . Spacewalk to install new docking adapter.

Carl Sagan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Carl Edward Sagan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronomer who popularized astronomy. Co-founder of the International Planetary Society.
International Space Hall of Fame.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009.

Harrison Schmitt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harrison Hagan Schmitt
Also Known As:
Harrison H. Schmitt
Nickname(s):
Jack
Birth Date:
Age today:
82, 24 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

. Last man to step onto the moon. Only geologist to walk on the moon. mission, cancelled. Senator from New Mexico 1977-1983.
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.

Piers Sellers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Piers John Sellers
Also Known As:
Piers J. Sellers
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and climate scientist. Shuttle missions ;;. Appointed OBE 2011 New Year Honours.

Helen Sharman

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Helen Patricia Sharman
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Chemist. Appointed an OBE in 1993. Missions: ,

Charles Simonyi

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Károly Simonyi
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Computer scientist at Microsoft, then his own company Intentional Software. Fifth space tourist to the International Space Station, on . Returned aboard . Travelled again to the station in March 2009 on

Kathryn Sullivan

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Kathryn Dwyer Sullivan
Also Known As:
Kathryn D. Sullivan
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and geologist. Shuttle missions , , , as payload commander on that flight. The first American woman to walk in space.
International Space Hall of Fame 1985.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2004.
Ohio Women's Hall of Fame 2002.
Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1987.

Edward Teller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Teller Ede
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The Manhattan Project. Developer of the hydrogen bomb.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2003.
Presidential Citizens Medal 1989.

Kathryn Thornton

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Kathryn Ryan Cordell
Also Known As:
Kathryn C. Thornton
Dr. Thornton
Birth Date:
Age today:
64, 21 days before her 65th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Orbital shuttle flights in 1989, in 1992, and in 1993, in 1995. Multiple spacewalks.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2010.

Eugene Trinh

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Huu Chau Trinh
Trịnh Hữu Châu
Also Known As:
Eugene H. Trinh
Eugene Huu-Chau Trinh
Nickname(s):
Gene
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Became an American citizen after age 18. Missions:

James Van Allen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Alfred Van Allen
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 29 days before his 92nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Professor of physics. Discovered radiation belts around Earth, named for him.
International Space Hall of Fame.

Lodewijk van den Berg

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lodewijk van den Berg
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and chemical engineer. Became a naturalized US citizen, no longer Dutch. Mission

Werner von Braun

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Werner Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birthplace is now Wyrzysk in Poland. "Freiherr" is a title, not a name - it means "Baron." Developed the V-2 rocket for Germany in World War II. Worked for the US after the war to develop rockets for the Army and for NASA, Chief architect of the Saturn V rocket.

Shannon Walker

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Shannon Walker
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Andrew Thomas by 13 years.

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and physicist. Missions:

Mary Weber

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Ellen Weber
Birth Date:
Age today:
54, 28 days before her 55th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: ,

Peggy Whitson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Peggy Annette Whitson
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Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Earned a PhD in biochemistry. The first NASA Science Officer. to the International Space Station for 6 months. The first female commander of the International Space Station, . . Second time as commander of the ISS

Peter Wisoff

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Peter Jeffrey Kelsay Wisoff
Birth Date:
Age today:
58, 20 days before his 59th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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Older than Tamara E. Jernigan by less than 1 year.

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Astronaut and physicist. Missions: , , ,

Woody Paul

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paul Chrisman
Birth Date:
Age today:
67, 27 days before his 68th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23

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Western swing group:PhD in theoretical plasma physics from MIT.
Grand Ole Opry as a member of Riders in the Sky.
Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 2003 as a member of Riders in the Sky.
Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of Riders in the Sky.

Mark Zuckerberg

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg
Birth Date:
Age today:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Computer scientist, software developer, philanthropist and creator of the Internet social networking web site:Formed it into a private company with co-founders while they were students at Harvard.
Named Person of the Year for 2010 by magazine:California Hall of Fame 2010.
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