2 days ago · Sergei Anokhin, Vladimir Bugrov, Gennadi Dolgopolov, Georgi Grechko, Valeri Kubasov, Oleg Makarov, Vladislav Volkov, Aleksei Yeliseyev June 30 – USAF MOL Group 2 (USA) Karol Bobko, Robert Crippen, Gordon Fullerton, Henry Hartsfield, Robert Overmyer. This group was selected for training for the US Air Force's MOL program.
1 day ago · Four members of this group, Dick Scobee, Judith Resnik, Ellison Onizuka, and Ronald McNair, died in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. These four, plus Shannon Lucid, received the Congressional Space Medal of Honor, giving this astronaut class five total recipients of this top NASA award.
Jan 22, 2023 · Jan. 22, 2023, 10:58 AM ET - Buzz Aldrin announced that he celebrated his 93rd birthday by marrying "my longtime love" Anca Faur. Buzz Aldrin, original name Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr., (born January 20, 1930, Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.), American astronaut who was the second person to set foot on the Moon.
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Jan 24, 2023 · Ronald McNair, in full Ronald Erwin McNair, (born October 21, 1950, Lake City, South Carolina, U.S.—died January 28, 1986, in flight, off Cape Canaveral, Florida), American physicist and astronaut who was killed in the Challenger disaster. McNair received a bachelor’s degree in physics from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, in 1971 and a doctoral ...
Feb 5, 2023 · Total Time Spent By Humans In Space - In excess of 174.4 man-years. Most people in space at one time: 14 (In September 2021 and again in April 2022.) Total Number of People Who Have Been in Space ( USAF definition) - 641. Total Number of People Who Have Been in Space ( FAI definition) - 628. More EVA statistics can be found on the EVA Quick ...
Jan 13, 2023 · The list is divided between those astronauts whose origin or ancestry is in West or South Asia (Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, India, Israel, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria) and those whose origin or ancestry is in East or Central Asia (Mongolia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, China, Vietnam).