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  1. 6 days ago · David M. Walker, U.S. Navy (1940-2001) — Selected as an astronaut in 1978 for the new space shuttle program, Capt. Walker logged more than 700 hours in space during four missions: STS 51-A, Space Shuttle Discovery, 1984; STS-30, Atlantis, 1989; STS-53, Discovery, 1992; and STS-69, Endeavor, 1995.

  2. 4 days ago · This is a list of all astronauts who have engaged in an EVA by partly or fully leaving a spacecraft, exclusive of extravehicular activity on the lunar surface. It is ordered chronologically by the date of first spacewalk. For a list of astronauts who have performed lunar EVA ("moonwalks") see List of Apollo astronauts who walked on the Moon.

  3. 4 days ago · The following person flew or was launched into the upper atmosphere, above 100 kilometres (62 mi), which counts as a space flight by Fédération Aéronautique Internationale guidelines: Mário Ferreira — Blue Origin NS-22 (2022) Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [ edit] The Soviet Union never launched a spaceflight intended as suborbital.

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  5. 5 days ago · 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. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York (1951), Aldrin became an air force pilot.

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  6. Jan 23, 2023 · Total Manned Launches by Nation. United States (162 total, 163 attempts) 149 orbital. 2 sub-orbital. 11 sub-orbital (below FAI definition for spaceflight) Russia (155 total, 156 attempts) 154 orbital. 1 sub-orbital.

  7. Jan 24, 2023 · In 1978 McNair was selected as a mission specialist astronaut by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He, along with Guion S. Bluford, Jr., and Frederick Gregory, were the first African Americans selected as astronauts. His first spaceflight was on the STS-41B mission of the space shuttle Challenger (February 3–11, 1984).

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