Guess Who This Is

71 Persons in the International Space Hall of Fame:

Alan Bean

Real/Birth Name:
Alan LaVern Bean
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Missions Apollo 12, Skylab 3. 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

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr.
Nickname(s):
Al
Gender:
Male
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. Mercury-Redstone 3, in the Freedom 7, a sub-orbital flight to the height of 116 miles, lasting 15 minutes, LM pilot Apollo 14, 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

Real/Birth Name:
Aleksei Arkhipovich Leonov
Also Known As:
Alexei Leonov
General Leonov
Алексе́й Архи́пович Лео́нов
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
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 Voskhod 2 and Soyuz 19. International Space Hall of Fame.

Alfred Worden

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Merrill Worden
Nickname(s):
Al
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Apollo 15. Orbited the moon in the CSM. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.

Arthur C. Clarke

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Charles Clarke
Gender:
Male
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 Childhood's End, Rendezvous with Rama, Movies based on books 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010. 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

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Laurel Crippen
Also Known As:
Robert Crippen
Nickname(s):
Crip
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
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 (STS-1, April 12-14, 1981) and commander of three additional shuttle missions: STS-7, STS-41-Cv STS-41-G. 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

Real/Birth Name:
Bruce McCandless II
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Navy aviator and astronaut. First untethered EVA. Shuttle missions STS-31 and STS-41-B. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2005.

Buzz Aldrin

Real/Birth Name:
Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.
Also Known As:
Buzz Eugene Aldrin
Nickname(s):
Buzz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88, 35 days before his 89th birthday
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 Gemini 12 and Apollo 11. The second man on the Moon with Neil Armstrong. 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. California Hall of Fame 2011. 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

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Gordon Fullerton
Also Known As:
Charles Fullerto
Gordon Fullerton
Gender:
Male
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 STS-3 and SpaceLab 2 mission STS-51-F. International Space Hall of Fame 1982. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2005. Aerospace Walk of Honor 2000.

Carl Sagan

Real/Birth Name:
Carl Edward Sagan
Gender:
Male
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

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Frank Bolden Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions STS-61-C, STS-31, STS-45, STS-60. Administrator of NASA. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2006. International Space Hall of Fame.

Charles Conrad

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Peter Conrad Jr.
Also Known As:
Charles "Pete" Conrad
Pete Conrad
Nickname(s):
Pete
Gender:
Male
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:

Gemini 5, Gemini 11, Skylab 2. Third man on the moon in the Apollo 12 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

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Moss Duke Jr.
Also Known As:
Charles Duke
Nickname(s):
Charlie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former test pilot. Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 16 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

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Elwood Yeager
Nickname(s):
Chuck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
95
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

Real/Birth Name:
Claude Nicollier
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: STS-46, STS-61, STS-75, STS-103. International Space Hall of Fame.

David Scott

Real/Birth Name:
David Randolph Scott
Nickname(s):
Dave
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Space missions Gemini 8, Apollo 9 (Earth orbit), Apollo 15. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2008.

Deke Slayton

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Kent Slayton
Also Known As:
Donald Slayton
Nickname(s):
Deke
Gender:
Male
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. Apollo-Soyuz 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

Real/Birth Name:
Donn Fulton Eisele
Also Known As:
Donn F. Eisele
Gender:
Male
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:

Apollo 7 in Earth orbit, the first manned flight test. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.

Ed Mitchell

Real/Birth Name:
Edgar Dean Mitchell
Also Known As:
Edgar Mitchell
Nickname(s):
Ed
Gender:
Male
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 Apollo 14 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

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Higgins White II
Nickname(s):
Ed
Gender:
Male
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. Gemini 4 with EVA. The first US astronaut to walk in space. Died in a fire at a pre-flight test run in the Apollo 1 (Apollo 204) capsule. See Gus Grissom, Roger Chaffee. 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

Real/Birth Name:
Edwin Powell Hubble
Also Known As:
Edwin P. Hubble
Gender:
Male
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

Real/Birth Name:
Eileen Marie Collins
Also Known As:
Lt. Col. Eileen Collins
Nickname(s):
Mom
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
62, 27 days after her birthday
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 STS-63 (Discovery - to the Russian space station Mir), STS-84 (Atlantis, 1997), STS-93 (Columbia, Chandra X-Ray Observatory), STS-114 (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. Irish America Hall of Fame 2016.

Frank Borman

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Frederick Borman II
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. Gemini 7. Flew around the moon on Apollo 8. 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

Real/Birth Name:
Fred Wallace Haise Jr.
Nickname(s):
Pecky
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Ill-fated Apollo 13 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

Real/Birth Name:
Galileo Galilei
Gender:
Male

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

Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Andrew Cernan
Also Known As:
Eugene Cernan
Nickname(s):
Gene
Gender:
Male
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 Gemini 9A, Apollo 10 orbited the moon and descended in the LM without landing. Apollo 17, 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

Real/Birth Name:
Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr.
Nickname(s):
Gordo
Gender:
Male
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:

Mercury-Atlas 9, Gemini 5. International Space Hall of Fame. Aerospace Walk of Honor 2008. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1990. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1963.

Guion Bluford

Real/Birth Name:
Guion Stewart Bluford Jr.
Nickname(s):
Guy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76, 24 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut, missions STS-8, STS-61-A , STS-39, STS-53. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2010. International Space Hall of Fame.

Gus Grissom

Real/Birth Name:
Virgil Ivan Grissom
Also Known As:
Virgil I. Grissom
Virgil Grissom
Nickname(s):
Gus
Gender:
Male
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:

Mercury-Redstone 4 suborbital flight. Orbited in first Gemini mission, Gemini 3. Died in a fire at a pre-flight test run in the Apollo 1 (Apollo 204) capsule. See Roger Chaffee, Edward White. 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

Real/Birth Name:
Harrison Hagan Schmitt
Also Known As:
Harrison H. Schmitt
Nickname(s):
Jack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Apollo 17. Last man to step onto the moon. Only geologist to walk on the moon. Apollo 18 mission, cancelled. Senator from New Mexico 1977-1983. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.

Jack Lousma

Real/Birth Name:
Jack Robert Lousma
Also Known As:
Jack R. Lousma
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Skylab 3. STS-3, 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

Real/Birth Name:
John Leonard Swigert Jr.
Also Known As:
John Swigert
Nickname(s):
Jack
Gender:
Male
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 Apollo 13 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

Real/Birth Name:
James Benson Irwin
Gender:
Male
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:

Apollo 15 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

Real/Birth Name:
James Alton McDivitt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions Gemini 4, Apollo 9, 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

Real/Birth Name:
James Alfred Van Allen
Gender:
Male
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

Real/Birth Name:
James Arthur Lovell Jr.
Nickname(s):
Jim
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Missions Gemini 7, Gemini 12, Apollo 8. Ill-fated Apollo 13 flight around the moon. Subject of movie Apollo 13. 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

Real/Birth Name:
John Herschel Glenn Jr.
Gender:
Male
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, Mercury-Atlas 6, on February 20, 1962, orbited 3 times. Democratic Senator from Ohio, December 24, 1974 - January 3, 1999. Flew on shuttle Discovery in 1998, mission STS-95, 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. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2008.

John Young

Real/Birth Name:
John Watts Young
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Missions Gemini 3, Gemini 10, Apollo 10 (orbited the moon). Shuttle flights STS-1 and STS-9 (with SpaceLab 1) as Commander. Apollo 16 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

Real/Birth Name:
Kathryn Dwyer Sullivan
Also Known As:
Kathryn D. Sullivan
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and geologist. Shuttle missions STS-41-G, STS-31, STS-45, 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

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Kenneth Mattingly II
Also Known As:
Thomas Mattingly
Nickname(s):
Ken
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Apollo 16 - orbited the moon in the Command Service Module. Shuttle missions STS-4 and STS-51-C. 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

Real/Birth Name:
Mae Carol Jemison
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Volunteer in Peace Corps in Africa. Mission STS-47 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

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Jean-Pierre Marc Garneau
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: STS-41-G, STS-77, STS-97. Member of Parliament, Minister of Transport. International Space Hall of Fame.

Musa Manarov

Real/Birth Name:
Musa Khiromanovich Manarov
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: Soyuz TM-4/6, Soyuz TM-11. International Space Hall of Fame.

Neil Armstrong

Real/Birth Name:
Neil Alden Armstrong
Also Known As:
Neil A. Armstrong
Gender:
Male
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 X-15. Gemini 8. Apollo 11. 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; ceremony: 14 January 1993.

Norman Thagard

Real/Birth Name:
Norman Earl Thagard
Nickname(s):
Norm
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions STS-7, STS-51-B, STS-30, STS-42, Soyuz TM-21, Mir EO-18, STS-71. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2004. International Space Hall of Fame.

Richard F. Gordon Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Francis Gordon Jr.
Also Known As:
Richard Gordon
Nickname(s):
Dick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gemini 11. CSM pilot on Apollo 12. Orbited the moon without landing. Scheduled for Apollo 18 which was cancelled. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993. International Space Hall of Fame.

Roger Chaffee

Real/Birth Name:
Roger Bruce Chaffee
Gender:
Male
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 1 (Apollo 204) capsule. See Gus Grissom, Edward White. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1997.

Ron Evans

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Ellwin Evans Jr.
Also Known As:
Ronald Evans
Nickname(s):
Ron
Gender:
Male
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:

Apollo 17, orbited the moon in the CSM. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997. International Space Hall of Fame.

Rusty Schweickart

Real/Birth Name:
Russell Louis Schweickart
Also Known As:
Russell Schweickart
Nickname(s):
Rusty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Apollo 9 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

Real/Birth Name:
Sally Kristen Ride
Gender:
Female
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, STS-7 in 1983 and STS-41-G 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. San Diego Women's Hall of Fame. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2005.

Scott Carpenter

Real/Birth Name:
Malcolm Scott Carpenter
Gender:
Male
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. Mercury-Atlas 7. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1990. International Space Hall of Fame.

Sergei Krikalev

Real/Birth Name:
Sergei Krikalev
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: Soyuz TM-7, Soyuz TM-12/Soyuz TM-13, STS-60, STS-88, Soyuz TM-31/STS-102, Soyuz TMA-6. International Space Hall of Fame.

Shannon Lucid

Real/Birth Name:
Shannon Matilda Wells
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
75, 29 days before her 76th birthday
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 Mir station 188 days in 1986. Shuttle missions STS-51-G in 1985, STS-34 in 1989, STS-43 in 1991, and STS-58 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. Okhahoma Women’s Hall of Fame 1993.

Sidney Gutierrez

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

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: STS-40, STS-59. International Space Hall of Fame.

Story Musgrave

Real/Birth Name:
Franklin Story Musgrave
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Six space flights, mission specialist on STS-6 in 1983, STS-51-F and SpaceLab 2 in 1985, STS-33 in 1989 and STS-44 in 1991, the payload commander on STS-61 in 1993, mission specialist on STS-80 in 1996. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2003. International Space Hall of Fame. Little League Hall of Excellence 1994.

Stuart Roosa

Real/Birth Name:
Stuart Allen Roosa
Nickname(s):
Stu
Gender:
Male
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. Apollo 14 - orbited the moon in the CSM. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.

Susan Helms

Real/Birth Name:
Susan Jane Helms
Also Known As:
Susan J. Helms
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
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: STS-54 (1993), STS-64 (1994), STS-78 (1996), STS-101 (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

Real/Birth Name:
Svetlana Yevgeniyevna Savitskaya
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
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: Soyuz T-7/5, Soyuz T-12. International Space Hall of Fame.

Tom Stafford

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Patten Stafford
Also Known As:
Thomas Stafford
Nickname(s):
Tom
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gemini 6, Gemini 9A, Apollo 10 (orbited the moon), Apollo-Soyuz. 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

Real/Birth Name:
Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova
Also Known As:
Valentina Tereschkova
Валенти́на Влади́мировна Терешко́вk
Nickname(s):
Valya
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
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 Vostok 6. Cosmonaut for the former Soviet Union in 1963. Hero of the Soviet Union medal. International Space Hall of Fame.

Valeri Polyakov

Real/Birth Name:
Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov
Also Known As:
Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
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

Real/Birth Name:
Vance DeVoe Brand
Also Known As:
Vance D. Brand
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former test pilot. US astronaut on the Apollo-Soyuz mission. Commander of shuttle flights STS-5, STS-41-B, and STS-35. Apollo 18 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

Real/Birth Name:
Vladimir Georgiyevich Titov
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71, 16 days before his 72nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: Soyuz T-8, Soyuz TM-4/6, STS-63, STS-86. International Space Hall of Fame.

Wally Schirra

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Marty Schirra Jr.
Nickname(s):
Wally
Gender:
Male
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 Mercury-Atlas 8, Gemini 6, Apollo 7. 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

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Leland Cronkite Jr.
Also Known As:
Walter Wilcox
Gender:
Male
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 CBS Evening News 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

Real/Birth Name:
Ronnie Walter Cunningham
Nickname(s):
Walt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Apollo 7 mission. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997. International Space Hall of Fame.

Wernher von Braun

Real/Birth Name:
Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun
Gender:
Male
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:

Freiherr title is equivalent to "baron". Inventor of the V2 rocket for Germany in World War II. US citizen in 1955. Worked on ICBMs and the NASA space program. Alabama Men's Hall of Fame 1998. International Space Hall of Fame. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1982. Space Camp Hall of Fame 2007. State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame 1989.

William Anders

Real/Birth Name:
William Alison Anders
Also Known As:
William A. Anders
Nickname(s):
Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Apollo 8 mission, orbited the moon 10 times and returned. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997. International Space Hall of Fame.

William J. Knight

Real/Birth Name:
William John Knight
Also Known As:
Pete Knight
Nickname(s):
Pete
Gender:
Male
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

Real/Birth Name:
William McMichael Shepherd
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions STS-27, STS-41, STS-52, Soyuz TM-31, Expedition 1 to the ISS, STS-102. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2009. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2003. International Space Hall of Fame.

Yuri Gagarin

Real/Birth Name:
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin
Also Known As:
Ю́рий Алексе́евич Гага́рин
Gender:
Male
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 Vostok 1. Died in an airplane crash, a MiG-15 training jet. International Space Hall of Fame.
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