Guess Who This Is

70 Persons in the International Space Hall of Fame:

Alan Bean

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alan LaVern Bean
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Missions , . Fourth man on the moon.
International Space Hall of Fame.
Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1998.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 2010.

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.

Aleksei Leonov

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Aleksei Arkhipovich Leonov
Also Known As:
Alexei Leonov
General Leonov
Алексе́й Архи́пович Лео́нов
Birth Date:
Age today:
82, 3 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Russian (Soviet) cosmonaut. First person to walk in space. Flew and .
International Space Hall of Fame.

Alfred Worden

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Merrill Worden
Nickname(s):
Al
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

. Orbited the moon in the CSM.
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.

Arthur C. Clarke

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Charles Clarke
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Science fiction author.
Books:Movies based on books:Known for formulating the Three Laws of Robotics, and for suggesting communication satellites in geosynchronous orbit in a memo in 1945. Received a CBE in 1989 and was knighted in 2000.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 1997.
International Space Hall of Fame.

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.

Bruce McCandless

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Bruce McCandless II
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 12 days before his 80th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Navy aviator and astronaut. Shuttle missions and .
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2005.

Buzz Aldrin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.
Also Known As:
Buzz Eugene Aldrin
Nickname(s):
Buzz
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

West Point class of 1951. Astronaut; missions and .
The second man on the Moon with:Legally changed his name to Buzz Aldrin in 1988.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008.
Congressional Gold Medal 2009.
International Space Hall of Fame.
New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame 1980.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 2000.
Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1980.
Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1985.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at Corner of Hollywood Boulevard & Vine Street for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 14 January 1993.

C. Gordon Fullerton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Gordon Fullerton
Also Known As:
Charles Fullerto
Gordon Fullerton
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Air Force test pilot and NASA astronaut. Shuttle flight and mission .
International Space Hall of Fame 1982.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2005.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 2000.

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.

Charles Bolden

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Frank Bolden Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions , , , . Administrator of NASA.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2006.
International Space Hall of Fame.

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.

Charlie Duke

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Moss Duke Jr.
Also Known As:
Charles Duke
Nickname(s):
Charlie
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former test pilot. Lunar Module pilot on mission. Youngest person to walk on the moon.
South Carolina Hall of Fame 1973.
Texas Science Hall of Fame 2000.
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.

Chuck Yeager

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Elwood Yeager
Nickname(s):
Chuck
Birth Date:
Age today:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Word War II fighter pilot. Test pilot. First person to break the sound barrier in the X-1 rocket plane.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1985.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 1990.
California Hall of Fame 2009.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1973.
International Space Hall of Fame.

Claude Nicollier

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Claude Nicollier

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: , , , .
International Space Hall of Fame.

David Scott

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Randolph Scott
Nickname(s):
Dave
Birth Date:
Age today:
84, 10 days before his 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Space missions , (Earth orbit), .
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2008.

Deke Slayton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donald Kent Slayton
Also Known As:
Donald Slayton
Nickname(s):
Deke
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. docking.
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1990.
Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1996.

Donn Eisele

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donn Fulton Eisele
Also Known As:
Donn F. Eisele
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

in Earth orbit, the first manned flight test.
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.

Ed Mitchell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edgar Dean Mitchell
Also Known As:
Edgar Mitchell
Nickname(s):
Ed
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. LM pilot on mission to the moon. Sixth person to walk on the moon.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1970.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.
International Space Hall of Fame 1979.
DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 2008.

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.

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.

Eileen Collins

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Eileen Marie Collins
Also Known As:
Lt. Col. Eileen Collins
Nickname(s):
Mom
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut, military test pilot, retired from the US Air Force, retired from NASA May 1, 2006. First female shuttle pilot, first female shuttle commander. Shuttle missions (Discovery - to the Russian space station Mir), (Atlantis, 1997), (Columbia, Chandra X-Ray Observatory), (Discovery, 2005.) More than 872 hours in space. Multiple medals awarded.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1995.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 2008.
French Legion of Honor.
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2013.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 2009.
Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 1995.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2013.

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.

Fred Haise

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Fred Wallace Haise Jr.
Nickname(s):
Pecky
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Ill-fated flight around the moon and back.
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1970.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 1995.

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.

Gene Cernan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Andrew Cernan
Also Known As:
Eugene Cernan
Nickname(s):
Gene
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Missions , orbited the moon and descended in the LM without landing. , the last man to stand on the moon.
Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 2000.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
International Space Hall of Fame.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 2000.

Gordon Cooper

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr.
Nickname(s):
Gordo
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

, .
International Space Hall of Fame.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 2008.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1990.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1963.

Guion Bluford

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Guion Stewart Bluford Jr.
Nickname(s):
Guy
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut, missions , , , .
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2010.
International Space Hall of Fame.

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.

Harrison Schmitt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harrison Hagan Schmitt
Also Known As:
Harrison H. Schmitt
Nickname(s):
Jack
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
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.

Jack Lousma

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jack Robert Lousma
Also Known As:
Jack R. Lousma
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

. , the third orbital test flight of space shuttle Columbia. Ran for the Senate but lost.
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.

Jack Swigert

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Leonard Swigert Jr.
Also Known As:
John Swigert
Nickname(s):
Jack
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. Ill-fated flight around the moon and back. After leaving NASA, he was elected to the US Congress, but died of cancer before he was to be sworn in.
Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame 1988.
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1970.

James Irwin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Benson Irwin
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lunar Module Pilot, the 8th person to walk on the moon.
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.

James McDivitt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Alton McDivitt
Birth Date:
Age today:
87, 14 days before his 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions , , which obited the Earth for 10 days and tested the LM without landing.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 2009.
International Space Hall of Fame.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 2014.

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.

Jim Lovell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Arthur Lovell Jr.
Nickname(s):
Jim
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
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.

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.

Ken Mattingly

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Kenneth Mattingly II
Also Known As:
Thomas Mattingly
Nickname(s):
Ken
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

- orbited the moon in the Command Service Module. Shuttle missions and . Retired Rear Admiral in the Navy.
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.
State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame 2005.

Mae Jemison

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mae Carol Jemison
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Volunteer in Peace Corps in Africa. Mission on the shuttle Endeavour. The first African-American female in space. Taught at Dartmouth College. Founded the company Jemison Group.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1993.
Texas Women's Hall of Fame 2002.
International Space Hall of Fame..

Marc Garneau

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Marc Garneau

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: , , .
International Space Hall of Fame.

Musa Manarov

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Musa Khiromanovich Manarov
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: , .
International Space Hall of Fame.

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.

Norman Thagard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Norman Earl Thagard
Nickname(s):
Norm
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions , , , , , , .
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2004.
International Space Hall of Fame.

Richard F. Gordon Jr.

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Francis Gordon Jr.
Also Known As:
Richard Gordon
Nickname(s):
Dick
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

. CSM pilot on . Orbited the moon without landing. Scheduled for which was cancelled.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
International Space Hall of Fame.

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.

Ron Evans

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Ellwin Evans Jr.
Also Known As:
Ronald Evans
Nickname(s):
Ron
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

, orbited the moon in the CSM.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.
International Space Hall of Fame.

Rusty Schweickart

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Russell Louis Schweickart
Also Known As:
Russell Schweickart
Nickname(s):
Rusty
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

in Earth orbit.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.
International Space Hall of Fame.
New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame 1993.
Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1993.

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.

Scott Carpenter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Malcolm Scott Carpenter
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. The second American to orbit the Earth. .
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1990.
International Space Hall of Fame.

Sergei Krikalev

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sergei Krikalev

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: , , , , , .
International Space Hall of Fame.

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.

Sidney Gutierrez

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sidney Gutierrez
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: , .
International Space Hall of Fame.

Story Musgrave

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Franklin Story Musgrave
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Six space flights, mission specialist on in 1983, and in 1985, in 1989 and in 1991, the payload commander on in 1993, mission specialist on in 1996.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2003.
International Space Hall of Fame.

Stuart Roosa

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stuart Allen Roosa
Nickname(s):
Stu
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. - orbited the moon in the CSM.
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.

Susan Helms

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Susan Jane Helms
Also Known As:
Susan J. Helms
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Retired lieutenant general from the US Air Force. Space flights and experience: (1993), (1994), (1996), (2000) and served aboard the International Space Station as a member of the 2nd crew.
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2011.
Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 2011.

Svetlana Savitskaya

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Svetlana Yevgeniyevna Savitskaya
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cosmonaut. Tthe second woman in space. On her 1984 mission she became the first woman to fly to space twice, and the first woman to perform a spacewalk. Missions: , .
International Space Hall of Fame.

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.

Valentina Tereshkova

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova
Also Known As:
Valentina Tereschkova
Валенти́на Влади́мировна Терешко́вk
Nickname(s):
Valya
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Andriyan Nikolayev by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

The first woman in space, on . Cosmonaut for the former Soviet Union in 1963. Hero of the Soviet Union medal.
International Space Hall of Fame.

Valeri Polyakov

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov
Also Known As:
Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov
Birth Date:
Age today:
75, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Stayed 437 days in a row aboard the Mir space station in 1994-1995. A total of over 678 days in space.
International Space Hall of Fame.

Vance Brand

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vance DeVoe Brand
Also Known As:
Vance D. Brand
Birth Date:
Age today:
86, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former test pilot. US astronaut on the mission. Commander of shuttle flights , , and . crew, cancelled mission.
International Space Hall of Fame 1996.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.
DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1989.

Vladimir Titov

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vladimir Georgiyevich Titov
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: , , , .
International Space Hall of Fame.

Wally Schirra

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter Marty Schirra Jr.
Nickname(s):
Wally
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Space missions , , .
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1990.
New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame 1982.
International Space Hall of Fame.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1986.
Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1982.

Walter Cronkite

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter Leland Cronkite Jr.
Also Known As:
Walter Wilcox
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

News anchor for TV program:for 19 years (1962-1981.) Covered many famous events, including Vietnam War, assassinations of Kennedy and King, Watergate, and the moon landings.
International Space Hall of Fame.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1993.
Missouri Wall of Fame.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1993.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1981.
Hall of Famous Missourians 1999.
Television Hall of Fame 1985.

Walter Cunningham

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ronnie Walter Cunningham
Nickname(s):
Walt
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. mission.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.
International Space Hall of Fame.

William Anders

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Alison Anders
Also Known As:
William A. Anders
Nickname(s):
Bill
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. mission, orbited the moon 10 times and returned.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.
International Space Hall of Fame.

William J. Knight

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William John Knight
Also Known As:
Pete Knight
Nickname(s):
Pete
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. Holds the speed record for a winged powered aircraft, 4,520 miles per hour. Flew the X-15 to a height of 173,000 feet. Combat pilot in Vietnam. Mayor of Palmdale, California. State senator. Author of California Proposition 22.
International Space Hall of Fame.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1988.

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.

Yuri Gagarin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin
Also Known As:
Ю́рий Алексе́евич Гага́рин
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First human to orbit the Earth, a single orbit, on 12 April 1961, aboard . Died in an airplane crash, a MiG-15 training jet.
International Space Hall of Fame.
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