Man in Space

  • Miss Baker

    Miss Barker was a squirrel monkey who became one of the first two animals launched into space by the United States and recovered alive.Miss Baker wore a tiny helmet lined with rubber and leather plus a tiny jacket for launch and she was fitted into a snug capsule of shoebox size insulated with rubber and fiberglass.On May 28, 1959, at 2:39 am, a Jupiter rocket lofted Miss Baker and Miss Able to Space.
  • Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin

    Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961He spent 1 hour and 48 minutes in space.Gagarin became an international celebrity, and was awarded many medals and honours, including Hero of the Soviet Union, the nation's highest honour. Gagarin died in 1968 when a MiG 15 training jet he was piloting crashed.
  • John Herschel Glenn

    John Herschel Glennis a former United States Marine Corps pilot, astronaut, and United States senator who was the first American to orbit the Earth and the third American in space.Glenn was combat aviator in the Marine Corps and one of the seven elite US military test pilots to be selected by NASA to test fly and operate the experimental Mercury spacecraft outside of the Mesosphere.
  • Neil Alden Armstrong

    Neil Alden Armstrong is a former astronaut.The first ever person to set foot upon the moon.Armstrong joined the NASA Astronaut Corps in 1962. His first spaceflight was the NASA Gemini 8 mission in 1966, for which he was the command pilot, becoming one of the first U.S. civilians to fly in space.Armstrong's second spaceflight was the Apollo 11 moon landing mission on July 20, 1969. On this mission, Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended to the lunar surface and spentspent 2½ hours exploring the moon
  • Charles Moss Duke, Jr.

    Charles Moss Duke, Jr. is a retired US Air Force brigadier general and a former United States astronaut and aerospace engineer for NASA. As lunar module pilot for Apollo 16 in 1972, he became the tenth and youngest of only 12 people who have walked on the Moon.Apollo 16 was launched on April 16, 1972
  • Georgy Mikhaylovich Grechko

    Georgy Mikhaylovich Grechko is a retired Soviet cosmonaut who flew on several space flights among which Soyuz 17, Soyuz 26, and Soyuz T-14. Georgy Mikhaylovich Grechko made the first spacewalk in an *Orlan space suit*. This spacewalk was made on December 20, 1977 during the Salyut 6 EO-1 mission. *Orlan space suit*is a series of semi-rigid one-piece space suit models designed and built by NPP Zvezda.
  • Henry Warren Hartsfield Jr.

    Henry Warren Hartsfield, Jr. is a retired United States Air Force officer and a former USAF and NASA astronaut who spent over 480 hours in space!Hartsfield became a NASA astronaut in September 1969. He was a member of the astronaut support crew for Apollo 16 and served as a member of the astronaut support crew for the Skylab 2, 3, and 4 missions.His final orbital test flight was of the Shuttle Columbia.Hartsfield retired in August 1977 from the United States Air Force.
  • Shannon Matilda Wells Lucid

    Shannon Matilda Wells Lucid is an American *biochemist* and a retired NASA astronaut. At one time, she held the record for the longest duration stay in space by an American, as well as by a woman. She has flown in space five times including a prolonged mission aboard the Mir space station.The first time Lucid entered space was June 17th 1985.
  • Barbara Radding Morgan

    Barbara Radding Morgan is an American teacher and a former NASA astronaut.Morgan was selected as the backup candidate for the NASA Teacher in Space Project on July 19, 1985. She participated in the Teacher in Space program mission of Space Shuttle Challenger. She then trained as a Mission Specialist, and flew on STS-118 in August 2007. Leading up to STS-118, Morgan joined Sally Ride and Shannon Lucid as female astronauts widely covered by the media.
  • Muhammed Ahmed Faris

    Muhammed Ahmed Faris is a Syrian *military aviator*. He was the first Syrian and the second Arab in space. He flew as Research Cosmonaut on Soyuz TM-3 to the Mir space station in July 1987, spending 7 days 23 hours and 5 minutes in space. He returned to Earth aboard Soyuz TM-2. *military aviator*:is the use of aircraft and other flying machines
  • Kenneth Donald Cameron

    Kenneth Donald Cameron is a retired Colonel in the United States Marine Corps,and a former NASA astronaut.Selected by NASA in May 1984, Cameron became an astronaut in June 1985.Cameron flew his first mission as pilot on STS-37. This mission was launched on April 5, 1991, and featured the deployment of the Gamma Ray Observatory for the purpose of exploring *gamma ray* sources throughout the universe. *Gamma Ray*:is electromagnetic radiation of high frequency and therefore energy.
  • Roberta Bondar

    Roberta Bondar led an international team of researchers at NASA for more than a decade, examining data obtained from astronauts on space missions to better understand the mechanisms underlying the body's ability to recover from exposure to space.Bondar flew on the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery during Mission STS-42, January 22–30, 1992, during which she performed experiments in the Spacelab.
  • Brian Duffy

    Duffy graduated from the USAF Academy in 1975. He completed Undergraduate Pilot Training at Columbus Air Force Base, in 1976, and was selected to fly the F-15. He was stationed at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, until 1979. At the end of 1979 he transferred to Kadena Air Base, Japan. He flew F-15s there until 1982 when he was selected to attend the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School.He has spent over 5,000 hours of flight time in more than 25 different aircraft.
  • Yelena Vladimirovna Kondakova

    Yelena Vladimirovna Kondakova was the third Russian female cosmonaut to travel to space and the first woman to make a long-duration spaceflight. Her first trip into space was on Soyuz TM-20 on October 4, 1994. She returned to Earth on March 22, 1995 after a five-month stay at the Mir space station.
  • Gennadi Mikhailovich Manakov

    Gennadi Mikhailovich Manakov is a former *cosmonaut* that commanded two Soyuz flights.He flew as Commander on Soyuz TM-10 and Soyuz TM-16, retiring on December 20, 1996. *Cosmonaut:cosmonaut is a person trained by a spaceflight program to command, pilot, or serve as a crew member of a spacecraft.
  • Vladimir Nikolayevich Dezhurov

    Vladimir Nikolayevich Dezhurov is a former cosmonaut. He is a veteran of two spaceflights, to the Mir and International Space Stations. During his career, Duzhurov also conducted nine spacewalks before his retirement on July 12, 2004.The second spacewalk was performed by Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin on October 15, 2001 (5h 52m) to mount a variety of instruments outside the Zvezda service module.
  • Akihiko Hoshide

    He joined the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) in 1992 and worked in the development of the H-II launch vehicle for two years. From 1994 to 1999, he was as an astronaut support engineer for the NASDA Astronaut Office, supporting the development of the astronaut training program and supported astronaut Koichi Wakata during Wakata's training and mission on STS-72.In May 2004, he completed Soyuz-TMA Flight Engineer-1 training.
  • Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor

    Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor is a Malaysian orthopaedic surgeon and was the first Malaysian to go into space. He was launched to the International Space Station aboard Soyuz TMA-11 with the Expedition 16 crew on October 10, 2007.Sheikh Muszaphar flew under an agreement with Russia through the Angkasawan program, and returned to Earth on October 21, 2007.
  • Tracy Caldwell Dyson

    Tracy Caldwell Dyson is an American NASA astronaut. Caldwell Dyson was a Mission Specialist on Space Shuttle Endeavour flight STS-118 in August 2007. She was part of the Expedition 24 crew on the International Space Station between April 4, 2010 and September 25, 2010. She has completed three spacewalks, spending more than 22 hrs of EVA including work to replace a malfunctioning coolant pump.
  • Dominic A. Antonelli

    Dominic A. Antonelli,was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in July 2000, Antonelli served in various technical assignments until his assignment to a mission. He served as pilot on the STS-119 mission which launched on March 15, 2009. The flight delivered the final pair of power-generating solar array wings and truss element to the International Space Station. He was assigned as pilot on the STS-132 mission, launched on May 14, 2010.