Exploring Famous Astronauts


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  • Roberta Bondar

    Roberta Bondar
    She graduated from Sir James Dun High School in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Roberta Bondar OC O.Ont FRCP FRSC is Canada's first female astronaut and the first neurologist in Space.
  • Jan Davis

    Jan Davis
    Nancy Jan Davis is a former American astronaut. A veteran of three space flights, Dr. Davis has logged over 673 hours in space. Dr. Davis is now retired from NASA. She is also 59 years old.
  • Gus Grissoms Sputnik

    Gus Grissoms Sputnik
    Gus Grissom, was one of the original NASA Project Mercury astronauts and a United States Air Force pilot. Grissom flew over 100 missions during the Korean War. After receiving basic training, Gus Grissom was stationed in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Wally Schirra

    Wally Schirra
    Schirra was chosen as one of the original seven American astronauts. He entered Project Mercury and was given the helping area involving life support systems.
  • Yuri Gagarin

    Yuri Gagarin
    Yuri Gagarin was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to go into outer space. When his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961.
  • First Trip into Space- Alan Shepard Jr.

    First Trip into Space- Alan Shepard Jr.
    Alan Shepard Jr. took his first trip into space. He was beat into space by the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin by only a few weeks.
  • Kalpana Chawla

    Kalpana Chawla
    She was born in Karnal, India on July 1, 1961. She was the first Indian American astronaut and first Indian woman in space. She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as a mission specialist. She also died on February 1, 2003.
  • John Glenn

    John Glenn
    John Gleen became the 1st and 3rd American to orbit Earth, and later United States Senator. Glenn began his career as a Marine Corps fighter before joining NASA's Mercury program, NASA's original astronaunt group.
  • Scott Carpenter

    Scott Carpenter
    He flew into space, atop the Mercury-Atlas 7 rocket for a three-orbit science mission that lasted nearly five hours. His Aurora 7 spacecraft attained a high altitude of 164 miles and an orbital velocity of 17,532 mph.
  • Neil Armstrong

    Neil Armstrong
    Neil Armstrong became the first man to go on the moon. The first words they said when they were on the moon was "The eagle has landed".
  • Buzz Aldrin

    Buzz Aldrin
    Buzz and Neil Armstrong made their historic Apollo XI moon walk. They becamed the first two humans to set foot on another world.
  • The Apollo 13

    The Apollo 13
    The Apollo 13 astronauts returned back saftly to Earth.
  • Svetlana Savitskaya

    Svetlana Savitskaya
    Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya of Soyuz T-12 became the first woman to "walk in Space."
  • 1st Woman- Kathryn Sullivan

    1st Woman- Kathryn Sullivan
    The first woman spacewalk, by STS-41-G astronaut Kathryn Sullivan. She flew on three space shuttle missons and logged 532 hours in space.
  • Judith Resnik

    Judith Resnik
    Judith Resnik was an American NASA astronaut who died when the Space Shuttle Challenger was destroyed during the launch of mission STS-51-L. Resnik was the second American female astronaut, logging 145 hours in orbit. She was born on April 5, 1949.
  • Christa Mcaullffe!!!!!!!!

    Christa Mcaullffe!!!!!!!!
    Christa McAullffe Shuttle retured to space as another ship blasted off. She was the first school teacher to blast off into space.
  • James Irwin Death

    James Irwin Death
    Apollo Astronaut James Irwin passed away. He died at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. He was 61 years old and lived in Colorado Springs. The Doctor said that he died of an apparent heart attack.
  • Mae Jemison

    Mae Jemison
    Mae Jemison was born on October 17, 1956, She is an African American NASA astronaut. She became the first African American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle on September 12, 1992. In 2002, Mae Jemison became one of the 100 Greatest African Americans.
  • 1st female commander- Eileen Collins

    1st female commander- Eileen Collins
    Eileen Collins became the 1st female commander of the Space Shuttle, with the lauch of STS-93 Space Shuttle Columbia on a misson to launch the Chandra X-ray observatory.