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28 Persons awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor:

Alan Shepard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr.
Nickname(s):
Al
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. , in the Freedom 7, a sub-orbital flight to the height of 116 miles, lasting 15 minutes, LM pilot , the fifth person to walk on the Moon, and the only Mercury astronaut to walk on the moon.
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1990.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1978.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1977.

Bob Crippen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Laurel Crippen
Also Known As:
Robert Crippen
Nickname(s):
Crip
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pilot of the first orbital test flight of the Space Shuttle program (, April 12-14, 1981) and commander of three additional shuttle missions: , v .
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2001.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2006.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 2007.

Charles Conrad

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Peter Conrad Jr.
Also Known As:
Charles "Pete" Conrad
Pete Conrad
Nickname(s):
Pete
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

, , . Third man on the moon in the mission. Died in a motorcycle accident.
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1980.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1978.

Christa McAuliffe

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Sharon Christa Corrigan
Nickname(s):
Teacher in Space
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

On the Challenger shuttle flight when it exploded before it reached space.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.

David M. Brown

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David McDowell Brown
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died in Columbia shuttle disaster, his first astronaut mission.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.

Edward White

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Higgins White II
Nickname(s):
Ed
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and test pilot. with EVA. The first US astronaut to walk in space. Died in a fire at a pre-flight test run in the (Apollo 204) capsule.
See:International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1997.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 2009.

Ellison S. Onizuka

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ellison Shoji Onizuka
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. Mission . On the Challenger shuttle flight mission when it exploded before it reached space.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.

Francis R. Scobee

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Francis Richard Scobee
Also Known As:
Francis Scobee
Dick Scobee
Nickname(s):
Dick
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Shuttle flight as pilot. Commander of the Challenger shuttle flight when it exploded.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2004.
Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame 1998.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.

Frank Borman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frank Frederick Borman II
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. . Flew around the moon on . Received the Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1978.
International Space Hall of Fame.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 2000.
Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame 1990.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1986.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1982.

Gregory B. Jarvis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gregory Bruce Jarvis
Also Known As:
Gregory Jarvis
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

On the Challenger shuttle flight when it exploded during launch before it reached space.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.

Gus Grissom

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Virgil Ivan Grissom
Also Known As:
Virgil I. Grissom
Virgil Grissom
Nickname(s):
Gus
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

suborbital flight. Orbited in first Gemini mission, . Died in a fire at a pre-flight test run in the (Apollo 204) capsule.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1990.
International Space Hall of Fame.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1978.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1987.

Ilan Ramon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ilan Wolferman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Changed his last name from Wolferman when he joined the Israeli Air Force. Died in the Columbia disaster mission . The only non-US person to receive the Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.

Jim Lovell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Arthur Lovell Jr.
Nickname(s):
Jim
Birth Date:
Age today:
89, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Missions , , . Ill-fated flight around the moon.
Subject of movie:Received the Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1995.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1970.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
French Legion of Honor.
Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame.
International Space Hall of Fame.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1998.

John Glenn

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Herschel Glenn Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Annie Glenn, until he died.
Younger than Annie Glenn by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Fighter pilot in WW2 and the Korean War. Test pilot. First American to orbit the Earth, aboard Friendship 7, , on February 20, 1962, orbited 3 times. Democratic Senator from Ohio, December 24, 1974 - January 3, 1999. Flew on shuttle Discovery in 1998, mission , at age 77, the oldest person in space. Candidate for president 1984.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1990.
International Space Hall of Fame 1977.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1978.
Congressional Gold Medal 2009.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1976.

John Young

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Watts Young
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Missions , , (orbited the moon). Shuttle flights and (with ) as Commander. to the moon surface. Drove the Lunar Rover. Chief of the Astronaut Office from 1974-1987.
Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 2003.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1981.
International Space Hall of Fame.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1988.

Judith Resnik

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Judith Arlene Resnik
Also Known As:
Judith A. Resnik
Nickname(s):
Judy
J.R.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The second American woman astronaut, logging 145 hours in orbit. Shuttle flight . On the Challenger shuttle flight when it exploded.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.
Ohio Women's Hall of Fame 1984.

Kalpana Chawla

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Kalpana C. Chawla
Nickname(s):
KC
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shuttle Columbia flight in 1997. Died in Columbia shuttle disaster.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.

Laurel Clark

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Laurel Blair Salton
Also Known As:
Laurel Blair Salton Clark
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Medical doctor, United States Navy Captain, NASA astronaut and Space Shuttle mission specialist. Died in Columbia shuttle disaster.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.

Michael P. Anderson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Phillip Anderson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Endeavour, 1998, the eighth Shuttle-Mir docking mission. Died in the Columbia shuttle disaster on re-entry.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.

Michael Smith

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael John Smith
Also Known As:
Michael J. Smith
Mike Smith
Nickname(s):
Mike
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. Pilot on the Challenger shuttle flight when it exploded before reaching space.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.

Neil Armstrong

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Neil Alden Armstrong
Also Known As:
Neil A. Armstrong
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Astronaut. Aerospace engineer. Flew the . . . First person on the Moon.
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1978.
Congressional Gold Medal 2009.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 1991.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1979.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at Corner of Hollywood Boulevard & Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Rick Husband

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Rick Douglas Husband
Also Known As:
Rick D. Husband
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shuttle mission in 1999. Died in Columbia shuttle disaster.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.

Roger Chaffee

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roger Bruce Chaffee
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31, 19 days before his 32nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died in a fire at a pre-flight test run in the (Apollo 204) capsule.
See:International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1997.

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.

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.

Tom Stafford

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Patten Stafford
Also Known As:
Thomas Stafford
Nickname(s):
Tom
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

, , (orbited the moon), .
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1993.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 1997.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1997.

William C. McCool

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Cameron McCool
Also Known As:
Willie McCool
Nickname(s):
Willie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former test pilot. Died in Columbia shuttle disaster, he was the pilot.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.

William Shepherd

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William McMichael Shepherd
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions , , , , to the ISS, .
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2009.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2003.
International Space Hall of Fame.
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