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Astronauts


Ask An Astronaut - Get your questions answered by the astronauts; includes biographies and multimedia files.

Astronaut Biographies - NASA - Biorgraphies of select astronauts.

Astronaut Hall of Fame ~ Online - Has inducted 44 astronauts to date, from the Mercury through Apollo-Soyuz programs. All 44 astronauts' bios are featured here.

Astronaut Resources - A resource for Astronaut-related information.

Astronauts - KCTS Television - The behind-the-scenes story of the astronauts, their mission and their families in a 90-minute documentary that premiered on PBS on July 16, 1997.

Complete Astronaut List - Official NASA biographies of current astronauts, former astronauts, astronaut candidates, and payload specialists.

In Memoriam: The Astronaut/Cosmonaut Memorial Web Site - This site is dedicated to those who lost their lives in the exploration of space. It contains photos and biographies of 25 astronauts and cosmonauts.

NASA Astronaut Biographies - These biographies are prepared by the Astronaut Office of the Johnson Space Center

Buzz Aldrin - Astronaut Hall of Fame - Buzz Aldrin walked in space on Gemini 12 and explored the moon on Apollo 11, the first lunar landing mission.

Buzz Aldrin - Ask An Astronaut - Biography - On July 20, 1969, Buzz and Neil Armstrong made their historic Apollo XI moon walk, thus becoming the first two humans to set foot on another world.

Alan Bean - Ask An Astronaut - Biography - Apollo and Skylab Astronaut - He was the lunar module pilot on the Apollo 12 mission, man's second lunar landing, and became the forth man to set foot on the moon on November 19, 1969.

Daniel Brandenstein - Ask An Astronaut - Biography - A veteran of four space flights, he has logged over 789 hours in space.

Eugene Cernan - Astronaut Hall of Fame - Biography.

Forgotten Last Man on the Moon - Doug's Home Page - Some facts about Gene Cernan.

John Glenn - Ask An Astronaut - Mercury and Shuttle Astronaut - Biography - On February 20, 1962, he made history as the first American to orbit the earth.

John Glenn: A Memoir by John Glenn with Nick Taylor - Summary, reviews and excerpt from the book.

Byron Lichtenberg - Ask An Astronaut - Shuttle Payload Specialist - Biography - In November and December 1983 he served in the crew of STS-9, which carried the reusable Spacelab 1.

James A. Lovell, Jr - Schooler Lecture - The commander of America's fifth moon launch, Apollo 13.

James Lovell - Astronaut Hall of Fame - Piloted Gemini 7, commanded Gemini 12, orbited the moon on Apollo 8 and commanded the aborted Apollo 13 moon flight.

James Lovell - Ask An Astronaut - Gemini and Apollo Astronaut - Biography - Jim Lovell was the first astronaut to make four spaceflights.

Keppler Associates Speakers Bureau - As one of the world's largest speakers bureaus, Keppler Associates has access to distinctive speakers like Jim Lovell. Includes biography.

Story Musgrave - Ask An Astronaut - Shuttle Mission Specialist - Biography - Dr. Musgrave was a mission specialist on STS-6 in 1983, Spacelab-2 in 1985, STS-33 in 1989 and STS-44 in 1991, and was the payload commander on STS-61 in 1993.

Ronald Parise - Ask An Astronaut - Shuttle Payload Specialist - Biography - Ronald A. Parise (Ph.D.) is a two-time shuttle astronaut, who flew aboard the only NASA missions to be completely dedicated to astronomy.

Moon and the Clones - Time.com - With the death of Alan Shepard, the future looks a little retrograde.

Shepard, Alan Bartlett, Jr - Encarta Online Concise - Shepard, Alan Bartlett, Jr (1923-1998), United States astronaut, born in East Derry, New Hampshire. Shepard was one of the first seven astronauts and the first American in space.

Shepard, Alan Bartlett, Jr. - 19231998, American astronaut, b. East Derry, N.H., grad. Annapolis, 1944. He served on a destroyer during World War II and later had extensive experience as a test pilot. On May 5, 1961, under the U.S. space program Project Mercury, he became the first American to be launched into space.

Shepard, Alan Bartlett, Jr. - Encyclopedia.com - 1923-1998, American astronaut; b. East Derry, N.H. He was the first American to be launched into space. On May 5, 1961, Shepard in Freedom 7 (Mercury-Redstone 3) made a 15-min suborbital flight down the Atlantic missile range. While commanding the Apollo 14 lunar-landing mission (Jan. 31-Feb. 9, 1971), he became the fifth person to walk on the moon. He retired (1974) from NASA and the U.S. navy (as a rear admiral).

Kathryn Thornton - Ask An Astronaut - Shuttle Mission Specialist - Biography - Has logged more than 593 hours in space, including more than 21 hours of extravehicular activity (spacewalks).

Charles Walker - Ask An Astronaut - Shuttle Payload Specialist - Biography - Served as payload specialist on Space Shuttle missions STS-12 (41-D) in September 1984; STS-16 (51-D) in April 1985; and STS-23 (61-B) in November 1985.

John W. Young - NASA - Astronaut Biography.

John W. Young - American & International Hero - A site offering information on the astronaut and his missions.

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