14 Persons on Mission Mir

Aleksandr Panayotov Aleksandrov
space, aviator, scientist

Real/Birth Name:
Aleksandr Panayotov Aleksandrov
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cosmonaut.

Space Missions:

Charles Precourt
space, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Joseph Precourt
Also Known As:
Charles J. Precourt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. Mission specialist (1993), pilot (1995), spacecraft commander (1997) and (1998), the last Shuttle-Mir docking mission.

Space Missions:

Mir
STS-55
Shuttle Columbia, launched April 26, 1993

Duration: 9d 23h.
STS-71
Shuttle Atlantis, launched June 27, 1995

Duration: 9d 19h.
STS-84
Shuttle Atlantis, launched May 15, 1997

Duration: 9d 5h.
STS-91
Shuttle Discovery, launched June 02, 1998

Duration: 9d 19h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

David Wolf
space, doctor

Real/Birth Name:
David Alexander Wolf
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut.

Space Missions:

Mir
STS-112
Shuttle Atlantis, launched October 07, 2002

Duration: 10d 19h.
STS-127
Shuttle Endeavour, launched July 15, 2009

Duration: 15d 16h 44m 58s.
STS-58
Shuttle Columbia, launched October 18, 1993

Duration: 14d 0h.
STS-86 - Launch only
Shuttle Atlantis, launched September 25, 1997

Duration: 10d 19h.
STS-89 - Return only
Shuttle Endeavour, launched January 22, 1998

Duration: 8d 19h.

Helen Sharman
space, scientist

Real/Birth Name:
Helen Patricia Sharman
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Chemist. Appointed an OBE in 1993. Joined the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to science and technology educational outreach in the 2018 New Year Honours. First woman to visit the Mir space station in 1991.

Space Missions:

Ivan Bella
space

Real/Birth Name:
Ivan Bella
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cosmonaut.

Space Missions:

Mir
Soyuz TM-28 - Return only

Janice E. Voss
space, engineer

Real/Birth Name:
Janice Elaine Ford
Also Known As:
Janice E. Voss
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASA shuttle astronaut and engineer and mission specialist. Participated in the first Shuttle rendezvous with the Mir space station. Flew around the station, but did not actually dock.

Space Missions:

Mir
STS-57
Shuttle Endeavour, launched June 21, 1993

Duration: 9d 23h.
STS-63
Shuttle Discovery, launched February 03, 1995

Duration: 8d 6h.
STS-83
Shuttle Columbia, launched April 04, 1997

Duration: 3d 23h.
STS-94
Shuttle Columbia, launched July 01, 1997

Duration: 15d 16h.
STS-99
Shuttle Endeavour, launched February 11, 2000

Duration: 11d 5h.

Jerry Linenger
space

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Michael Linenger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut.

Space Missions:

Mir
STS-64
Shuttle Discovery, launched September 09, 1994

Duration: 10d 22h.
STS-81 - Launch only
Shuttle Atlantis, launched January 12, 1997

Duration: 10d 4h.
STS-84 - Return only
Shuttle Atlantis, launched May 15, 1997

Duration: 9d 5h.

Kevin Chilton
space

Real/Birth Name:
Kevin Patrick Chilton
Also Known As:
Kevin P. Chilton
Nickname(s):
Chilli
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65, 13 days before his 66th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut, pilot for the maiden voyage of Space Shuttle Endeavour 1992), and on the Space Radar Laboratory (SRL) mission (1994). Commanded the third docking mission to the Russian space station Mir in 1996.

Space Missions:

Mir
STS-49
Shuttle Endeavour, launched May 07, 1992

Duration: 8d 21h.
STS-59
Shuttle Endeavour, launched April 09, 1994

Duration: 11d 5h.
STS-76
Shuttle Atlantis, launched March 22, 1996

Duration: 9d 5h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Linda Godwin
space, scientist

Real/Birth Name:
Linda Maxine Godwin
Also Known As:
Linda M. Godwin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

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

Space Missions:

Mir
STS-108
Shuttle Endeavour, launched December 05, 2001

Duration: 11d 19h.
STS-37
Shuttle Atlantis, launched April 05, 1991

Duration: 5d 23h.
STS-59
Shuttle Endeavour, launched April 09, 1994

Duration: 11d 5h.
STS-76
Shuttle Atlantis, launched March 22, 1996

Duration: 9d 5h.

Shannon Lucid
space, scientist

Real/Birth Name:
Shannon Matilda Wells
Also Known As:
Shannon Matilda Wells Lucid
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
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. Soviet Mir station 188 days in 1986.

Space Missions:

Mir
STS-34
Shuttle Atlantis, launched October 18, 1989

Duration: 4d 23h.
STS-43
Shuttle Atlantis, launched August 02, 1991

Duration: 8d 21h.
STS-51-G
Shuttle Discovery, launched June 17, 1985

Duration: 7d 1h.
STS-58
Shuttle Columbia, launched October 18, 1993

Duration: 14d 0h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Toyohiro Akiyama
space, tv, news

Real/Birth Name:
Toyohiro Akiyama
Nickname(s):
Space Journalist
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Television journalist. Astronaut. Visited Mir in 1990.

Space Missions:

Valeri Polyakov
space, doctor, adopted

Real/Birth Name:
Valeri Ivanovich Korshunov
Also Known As:
Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov
Valery Vladimirovich Polyakov
Валерий Владимирович Поляков
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cosmonaut. Changed name after adoption by his stepfather in 1957. Stayed 437 days in a row aboard the Mir space station in 1994-1995. A total of over 678 days in space.

Space Missions:

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Wendy Lawrence
space, military, aviator, engineer

Real/Birth Name:
Wendy Barrien Lawrence
Also Known As:
Wendy B. Lawrence
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut, retired Navy captain, engineer. Visited the Russian space station Mir.

Space Missions:

Mir
STS-114
Shuttle Discovery, launched July 26, 2005

Duration: 13d 21h.
STS-67
Shuttle Endeavour, launched March 02, 1995

Duration: 16d 15h.
STS-86
Shuttle Atlantis, launched September 25, 1997

Duration: 10d 19h.
STS-91
Shuttle Discovery, launched June 02, 1998

Duration: 9d 19h.

Yelena Kondakova
space

Real/Birth Name:
Yelena Vladimirovna Kondakova
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Valery Ryumin by 17 years.

Brief Facts:

Cosmonaut. A five-month stay at the Mir space station.

Space Missions:

Mir
Soyuz TM-20
STS-84
Shuttle Atlantis, launched May 15, 1997

Duration: 9d 5h.
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