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Active and Management Astronauts

Active astronauts are U.S. astronauts who are currently eligible for flight assignment, including those who are assigned to crews.  There are currently 103 qualified CDR’s, PLT’s, and MS’s.

Management astronauts are experienced astronauts who have been promoted to other positions within NASA, or astronauts on special duty assignments or sabbaticals that make them unavailable for direct support to the Astronaut Office. There are currently 39 astronauts at NASA in management status.

Astronaut Selection Year Group Status
Acaba, Joseph M. 2004 19 Educator Mission Specialist
Altman, Scott D. 1995 15 Commander
Anderson, Clayton C. 1998 17 Mission Specialist
Antonelli, Dominic A. 2000 18 Pilot
Archambault, Lee J. 1998 17 Pilot
Arnold, Richard R. 2004 19 Educator Mission Specialist
Ashby, Jeffrey S. 1995 15 Management – NASA/USAF Liaison, Colorado Springs, CO,
Baker, Ellen S. 1984 10 Management – Lead Astronaut for Medical Issues, Johnson Space Center
Baker, Michael A. 1985 11 Management – Manager International and Crew Operations, International Space Station Program
Barratt, Michael R. 2000 18 Mission Specialist
Behnken, Robert L. 2000 18 Mission Specialist
Bloomfield, Michael J. 1995 15 Commander
Boe, Eric A. 2000 18 Pilot
Bowen, Stephen G. 2000 18 Mission Specialist
Bowersox, Kenneth D. 1987 12 Management – Director, Flight Crew Operations, Johnson Space Center
Brand, Vance D. 1966 5 Management – Deputy Director for Aerospace Projects, Dryden Flight Research Center
Bresnik, Randolph J. 2004 19 Pilot
Burbank, Daniel C. 1996 16 Mission Specialist
Cabana, Robert D. 1985 11 Management – Deputy Director, Johnson Space Center
Cagle, Yvonne D. 1996 16 Management – Space and Life Sciences Directorate, Johnson Space Center
Caldeiro, Fernando (Frank) 1996 16 Management – WB-57 Program Office, Aircraft Operations Division, Johnson Space Center
Caldwell, Tracy E. 1998 17 Mission Specialist
Camarda, Charles J. 1996 16 Management – Acting Director, Engineering, Johnson Space Center
Cameron, Kenneth D. 1984 10 Management – Principal Engineer, NASA Engineering & Safety Center, Langley Research Center
Casper, John H. 1984 10 Management – Deputy Director for Engineering, Space and Life Sciences Directorate, Johnson Space Center
Cassidy, Christopher J. 2004 19 Mission Specialist
Chamitoff, Gregory E. 1998 17 Mission Specialist
Cleave, Mary L. 1980 9 Management – Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Coats, Michael L. 1978 8 Management – Director, Johnson Space Center
Cockrell, Kenneth D. 1990 13 Management – Assistant Director for Aircraft Operations, Flight Crew Operations Directorate, Johnson Space Center
Coleman, Catherine G. 1992 14 Mission Specialist
Collins, Eileen M. 1990 13 Commander
Creamer, Timothy J. 1998 17 Mission Specialist
Curbeam, Robert L., Jr. 1995 15 Mission Specialist
Currie, Nancy J. 1990 13 Management – Senior Technical Advisor; Automation, Robotics, and Simulation Division, Engineering Directorate; Johnson Space Center
Drew, B. Alvin 2000 18 Mission Specialist
Dutton, James P., Jr. 2004 19 Pilot
Ferguson, Christopher J. 1998 17 Pilot
Feustel, Andrew J. 2000 18 Mission Specialist
Fincke, E. Michael 1996 16 Mission Specialist, ISS Commander
Fisher, Anna L. 1978 8 Mission Specialist
Foale, C. Michael 1987 12 Mission Specialist
Ford, Kevin A. 2000 18 Pilot
Foreman, Michael J. 1998 17 Mission Specialist
Forrester, Patrick G. 1996 16 Mission Specialist
Fossum, Michael E. 1998 17 Mission Specialist
Frick, Stephen N. 1996 16 Pilot
Fullerton, Charles G. 1969 7 Management – Test Pilot, Dryden Flight Research Center
Garan, Ronald J., Jr. 2000 18 Pilot
Gernhardt, Michael L. 1992 14 Mission Specialist
Godwin, Linda M. 1985 11 Management – Assistant for Exploration, Flight Crew Operations, Johnson Space Center
Good, Michael T. 2000 18 Mission Specialist
Gorie, Dominic L. 1995 15 Commander
Grunsfeld, John M. 1992 14 Mission Specialist
Halsell, James D., Jr. 1990 13 Commander
Ham, Kenneth T. 1998 17 Pilot
Hawley, Steven A. 1978 8 Management – Director, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science, Johnson Space Center
Hernández, José M. 2004 19 Mission Specialist
Higginbotham, Joan E. 1996 16 Mission Specialist
Hire, Kathryn P. 1995 15 Mission Specialist
Hobaugh, Charles O. 1996 16 Pilot
Horowitz, Scott J. 1992 14 Management – Associate Administrator, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Hurley, Douglas G. 2000 18 Pilot
Ivins, Marsha, S. 1984 10 Mission Specialist
Jett, Brent W. 1992 14 Commander
Johnson, Gregory C. 1998 17 Pilot
Johnson, Gregory H. 1998 17 Pilot
Kavandi, Janet L. 1995 15 Management – Deputy Chief, Astronaut Office, Johnson Space Center
Kelly, James M. 1996 16 Pilot
Kelly, Mark E. 1996 16 Pilot
Kelly, Scott J. 1996 16 Commander, ISS Flight Engineer
Kimbrough, Robert S. 2004 19 Mission Specialist
Kopra, Timothy L. 2000 18 Mission Specialist
Lawrence, Wendy B. 1992 14 Mission Specialist
Leestma, David C. 1980 9 Management – Manager, Advanced Planning Office, Johnson Space Center
Lindsey, Steven W. 1995 15 Commander
Linnehan, Richard M. 1992 14 Mission Specialist
Lopez-Alegria, Michael E. 1992 14 Mission Specialist
Love, Stanley G. 1998 17 Mission Specialist
Lu, Edward T. 1995 15 Mission Specialist, ISS Flight Engineer
Lucid, Shannon W. 1978 8 Management – Astronaut Office, Johnson Space Center
Magnus, Sandra H. 1996 16 Mission Specialist
Marshburn, Thomas H. 2004 19 Mission Specialist
Massimino, Michael J. 1996 16 Mission Specialist
Mastracchio, Richard A. 1996 16 Mission Specialist
McArthur, K. Megan 2000 18 Mission Specialist
McArthur, William S., Jr. 1990 13 Mission Specialist, ISS Commander
Melroy, Pamela A. 1995 15 Pilot
Melvin, Leland D. 1998 17 Mission Specialist
Metcalf-Lindenburger, Dorothy M. 2004 19 Educator Mission Specialist
Morgan, Barbara R. 1998 17 Mission Specialist
Morin, Lee M. 1996 16 Mission Specialist
Nagel, Steven R. 1978 8 Management – NASA Research Pilot, Johnson Space Center
Newman, James H. 1990 13 Management – NASA Visiting Professor, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California
Noriega, Carlos I. 1995 15 Management – Manager, Exploration Systems Engineering Office, Engineering Directorate, Johnson Space Center
Nowak, Lisa M. 1996 16 Mission Specialist
Nyberg, Karen L. 2000 18 Mission Specialist
O’Connor, Bryan D. 1980 9 Management – Associate Administrator, Office of Safety and Mission Assurance, NASA Headquarters
Ochoa, Ellen 1990 13 Management – Deputy Director, Flight Crew Operations Directorate, Johnson Space Center
Oefelein, William A. 1998 17 Pilot
Olivas, John D. 1998 17 Mission Specialist
Parazynski, Scott E. 1992 14 Mission Specialist
Patrick, Nicholas J. M. 1998 17 Mission Specialist
Pettit, Donald R. 1996 16 Mission Specialist, ISS Flight Engineer
Phillips, John L. 1996 16 Mission Specialist, ISS Flight Engineer
Poindexter, Alan G. 1998 17 Pilot
Polansky, Mark L. 1996 16 Commander
Reilly, James F. 1995 15 Mission Specialist
Reisman, Garrett E. 1998 17 Mission Specialist
Richards, Paul W. 1996 16 Management – Observatory Manager for Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) R-Series Project, Goddard Space Flight Center
Robinson, Stephen K. 1995 15 Mission Specialist, ISS Flight Engineer
Rominger, Kent V. 1992 14 Management – Chief, Astronaut Office, Johnson Space Center
Ross, Jerry L. 1980 9 Management – Chief, Vehicle Integration Test Office, Johnson Space Center
Runco, Mario, Jr. 1987 12 Management – Earth and Planetary Scientist, Human Exploration Science Office, Mailcode SX, Johnson Space Center.
Satcher, Robert L., Jr. 2004 19 Mission Specialist
Sellers, Piers J. 1996 16 Mission Specialist
Smith, Steven L. 1992 14 Management – NASA Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) Launch Package Manager for the ISS Program
Stefanyshyn-Piper, Heidemarie M. 1996 16 Mission Specialist
Stott, Nicole P. 2000 18 Mission Specialist
Sturckow, Frederick W. 1995 15 Commander
Swanson, Steven R. 1998 17 Mission Specialist
Tani, Daniel M. 1996 16 Mission Specialist, ISS Flight Engineer
Tanner, Joseph R. 1992 14 Mission Specialist
Thomas, Andrew S. W. 1992 14 Mission Specialist
Thomas, Donald A. 1990 13 Management – ISS Program Scientist, International Space Station Program Office, Johnson Space Center
Virts, Terry W., Jr. 2000 18 Pilot
Voss, Janice E. 1990 13 Management – Science Director for Kepler, Ames Research Center
Walheim, Rex J. 1996 16 Mission Specialist
Walker, Shannon 2004 19 Mission Specialist
Walz, Carl E. 1990 13 Management – Office of Space Science, NASA Headquarters.
Wheelock, Douglas H. 1998 17 Mission Specialist
Whitson, Peggy A. 1996 16 Mission Specialist, ISS Flight Engineer
Wilcutt, Terrence W. 1990 13 Management – Manager, Safety and Mission Assurance, Space Shuttle Program, Johnson Space Center
Williams, Jeffrey N. 1996 16 Mission Specialist, ISS Flight Engineer
Williams, Sunita L. 1998 17 Mission Specialist
Wilmore, Barry E. 2000 18 Pilot
Wilson, Stephanie D. 1996 16 Mission Specialist
Wolf, David A. 1990 13 Mission Specialist
Woodward III, Neil W. 1998 17 Management – Office of Space Exploration Systems, NASA Headquarters
Zamka, George D. 1998 17 Pilot