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Patrick Baudry is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the French Air Force and a former CNES astronaut. He was born Patrick Pierre Roger Baudry on March 6, 1946 in Douala, United Republic of Cameroon. He is married with two children from another union, and...

Michael Collins was an American astronaut and test pilot who was one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon. He was born on October 31, 1930 in Rome, Italy. As a child he moved constantly due to having military parents. His family ended up in Wash...

Michael Baker is an engineer and a retired United States Navy captain and NASA astronaut. He was born Michael Allen Baker on October 27, 1953 in Memphis, Tennessee, though he considers Lemoore, California to be his hometown. As a child he was active in...

Michael Anderson was a United States Colonel (USAF) and NASA astronaut. He was born Michael Philip Anderson on December 25, 1959 in Plattsburgh, New York. He grew up in Spokane, Washington and graduated from Cheney High School in 1977. He went on to at...

Michael Adams was an American aviator, engineer and USAF astronaut. He was born Michael James Adams on May 5, 1930 in Sacramento, California. He graduated from Sacramento Junior College, and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1950. Two years later he ea...

Loren Acton is a physicist and an American astronaut. He was born Loren Wilber Acton on March 7, 1936 in Lewistown, Montana. He grew up on a ranch in Montana, and after high school he attended Montana State University. He earned a Bachelor of Science d...

Lee Archambault is an American test pilot and NASA astronaut. He was born Lee Joseph Archambault on August 25, 1960 in Oak Park, Illinois. He graduated from Proviso West High School in Hillside, Illinois in 1978. After graduating, he attended the Unive...

Captain Kathryn Hire is a NASA astronaut who has flown aboard two Space Shuttle missions. She was born Kathryn Patricia Hire on August 26, 1959 in Mobile, Alabama. She graduated from Murphy High School in 1977, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Scienc...

Joseph Allen is a former NASA astronaut who logged more than 3,000 hours of flying time. He was born Joseph Percival Allen on June 27, 1937 in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He graduated from Crawfordsville High School in Indiana, and went to on earn his Bac...

Joseph Acaba is an educator, hydrogeologist, and NASA astronaut. He was born Joseph Michael Acaba on May 17, 1967 in Inglewood, California. Acaba is of Puerto Rican decent. As a child, he enjoyed reading and excelled in both science and math. In 1985, ...

John-David Bartoe is an American astrophysicist and the Research Manager for NASA. He was born John-David Francis Bartoe on November 17, 1944 in Abington, Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Lehigh University in 196...

John Young was a NASA astronaut and engineer. He was born as John Watts Young on September 24, 1930 in San Francisco, California but was raised in Orlando, Florida. After high school, Young went to the Georgia Institute of Technology and graduated in 1...

John Blaha is an engineer, a retired United States Air Force Colonel, and a former NASA astronaut. He was born John Elmer Blaha on August 26, 1942 in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Granby High School in Norfolk, Virginia in 1960, and then went o...

Jerome Apt is an American physicist and astronaut. He was born Jerome Apt the Third on April 28, 1949 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He graduated high school from Shady Side Academy, and continued on to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard Col...

Jeffery Ashby is an engineer, a former American naval aviator and astronaut, a veteran of three space shuttle missions, and a retired Captain in the U.S. Navy. He was born Jeffrey Shears Ashby on June 16, 1954. He grew up in Evergreen, Colorado, surrou...

James Adamson is a former NASA astronaut and retired colonel of the United States Army. He was born James Craig Adamson on March 3, 1946 in Warsaw, New York. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from West Point and was commissioned a Sec...

Ivan Bella is a Slovak Air Force officer who became the first Slovak citizen to fly in space. He was born on May 25, 1964 in Brezno, Czechoslovakia. He graduated from Banská Bystrica, a military high school, in 1983. He earned his pilot license, an...

Georgy Beregovoy was a Soviet cosmonaut who commanded the space mission Soyuz 3 in 1968. He was born Georgy Timofeyevich Beregovoy on April 15, 1921 in Fedorivka, Ukrainian SSR. In 1941, he joined the Soviet air force and was assigned to a ground-attac...

Donald Peterson is a retired United States Air Force officer and a former USAF and NASA astronaut. He was born Donald Herod Peterson on October 22, 1933 in Winona, Mississippi. He graduated from Winona High School and went on to attend the United State...

Dominic Antonelli is a NASA astronaut. He was born Dominic Anthony Antonelli on August 23, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan. He was raised both Indiana and North Carolina. He graduated from Douglas Byrd High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and then re...