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Caskets On Parade ... Nauts: Aero, Aqua, Argo, Astro & Cosmo

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©2012 C.O.P. Audit Committee - file update generated 3-28-2012 at 05:43 GMT



Aeronauts





NASA Apollo Astronauts   mid-1960s through early 1970s

  •   Apollo 1  
        Disaster on the pad January 27, 1967; all three men killed by intense oxygen-fed fire within capsule (the fire was so intense it burned through the shell of the capsule); Apollo program put on hold while electrical systems were completely redesigned

  •   Apollo 7  
        Launched October 11, 1968; made 163 Earth orbits testing systems

  •   Apollo 8  
        Launched December 21, 1968; made 10 orbits of the Moon on Christmas Eve, sending back the first live deep space image of Earthrise from the Moon

  •   Apollo 9  
        Launched March 3, 1969; tested LM and Command Module systems in Earth orbit

  •   Apollo 10  
        Entered lunar orbit May 22, 1969; Cernan & Stafford descended in the LM to an altitude of 47,000 feet above the lunar surface

  •   Apollo 11  
        Landed on Moon July 20, 1969 21:17 GMT on the Sea of Tranquility (71°N 23.63°E;"Tranquility Base ... the Eagle has landed"); Armstrong stepped off the LM landing pad at 03:56:15 GMT July 21st 1969

  •   Apollo 12  
        Landed on the Moon November 24, 1969 on the Ocean of Storms (3.04°S 23.42°W)

  •   Apollo 13  
        Disaster in space 200,000 miles from Earth; oxygen tank No.2 (then No.1) exploded April 13, 1970 (21:08 GMT)
  •   Apollo 14  
        Landed on the Moon February 9, 1971 at Fra Mauro (3.65°S 17.48°W)

  •   Apollo 15  
        Landed on the Moon August 7, 1971 at Hadley-Apennine (26.08°N 3.66°E); had first lunar rover vehicle

  •   Apollo 16  
        Landed on the Moon April 27, 1972 on the Descartes Highlands (8.97°S 15.51°E); stayed for 71 hours

  •   Apollo 17  
        Landed on the Moon December 19, 1972 at Taurus-Littrow (20.16°N 30.77°E); stayed for 75 hours; lunar rover camera captured the liftoff of the return module from the lunar surface


  •   Apollo-Soyuz Test Project  
        ran from July 15 to 24, 1975


  •   Other Program Astronauts  
        individuals that trained but did not make it into space as part of program




Aquanauts   people noted for their Splishin' and a' Splashin'





The Argonauts   in Greek mythology the crewmen of vessel Argo, seekers of the Golden Fleece





Darwin Award 'Honorable Mention' notable Larry Walters
Balloonists




Civilian Astronauts



Double-Naught Spys   "Secret Agents" whose designation code begins with "zero-zero"




Gastronauts   celebrated for their contribution to fine eatin', their impressive intake «or» their "peculiar" diet






Yumm!




NASA Gemini Astronauts   dual passenger capsules launched in 1965 and 1966

  •   Gemini 3  
        launched March 23, 1965; made 3 Earth orbits

  •   Gemini IV  
        launched June 3, 1965; made 62 Earth orbits

  •   Gemini V  
        launched August 21, 1965; made 120 Earth orbits

  •   Gemini VII  
        launched December 4, 1965; made 206 Earth orbits

  •   Gemini VI-A  
        launched December 15, 1965; made 16 Earth orbits; successfully "docked" with Gemini VII in space

  •   Gemini VIII  
        launched March 16, 1966; made 7 Earth orbits




International Space Station Astronauts   2000 through present

    2000  Expeditions


    2001  Expeditions


    2002  Expeditions


  •   Fifth Expedition  
        
    • to be announced  Commander
    • to be announced  Pilot
    • to be announced  Flight Engineer




NASA Mercury Astronauts   single passenger capsules launched 1961-63

  •   Freedom 7  
        suborbital flight launched May 5, 1961

  •   Liberty Bell 7  
        suborbital flight launched July 21, 1961; capsule sank in 15,000 feet of water, eventually recovered 7/20/1999

  •   Friendship 7  
        first orbital flight (3 Earth orbits) launched February 20, 1962

  •   Aurora 7  
        second orbital flight (also 3 Earth orbits) launched May 24, 1962
  •   Sigma 7  
        launched October 3, 1962; made 6 Earth orbits

  •   Faith 7  
        final Mercury mission launched May 15, 1963 (22½ Earth orbits)


  •   Other Program Astronauts  
        individuals that trained but did not make it into space as part of program




NASA Skylab Astronauts   missions launched in 1973 to the Skylab orbital laboratory





Soviet Space Program Soyuz Cosmonauts





NASA Space Shuttle Astronauts   1981 through present

    1981  Missions


    1982  Missions


    1983  Missions


    1984  Missions


    1985  Missions


    1986  Missions


Following the Challenger Explosion there was a 20 month hiatus before missions resumed.


    1988  Missions


    1989  Missions


    1990  Missions


    1991  Missions


    1992  Missions


    1993  Missions


    1994  Missions


    1995  Missions


    1996  Missions


    1997  Missions


    1998  Missions


    1999  Missions



    2000  Missions


    2001  Missions




    2003  Missions




    2004  Missions
  •   no missions  




    2005  Missions



    2006  Missions


    2007  Missions




    2008  Missions
  •   STS-122 (Shuttle Atlantis)  
        launched on February 7th, 2008, docked with ISS, returned February 20, 2008
    • Stephen A. Frick  Commander
    • Alan G. Poindexter  Pilot
    • Rex J. Walheim  Mission Specialist
    • Hans Schlegel  Mission Specialist
    • Leland D. Melvin  Mission Specialist
    • Stanley G. Love  Mission Specialist
    • Léopold Eyharts  ISS Expedition 16/17 (upbound only)
    • Daniel Tani  (down only)

  •   STS-1xx (Shuttle Endeavor)  
        launched on March 11th, 2008, docked with ISS, returned March 26, 2008


  •   STS-124 (Shuttle Discovery)  
        May 31, 2008, docked with ISS, returned June 14, 2008

  •   STS-126 (Shuttle Endeavor)  
        November 14, 2008, docked with ISS, returning November 29, 2008
    • Christopher J. Ferguson  Commander
    • Eric A. Boe  Pilot
    • Stephen G. Bowen  Mission Specialist
    • Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper  Mission Specialist
    • R. Shane Kimbrough  Mission Specialist
    • Donald R. Pettit
    • Sandra H. Magnus
    • Gregory E. Chamitoff


    Shuttle Program Personel Who Never Got the Chance to Fly a Mission




Space Tourists   non-astronauts that have made it into outer space

  1. Dennis Tito
  2. Mark Shuttlesworth
  3. Gregory Olsen
  4. Anousheh Ansari
  5. Charles Simonyi
  6. Richard Garriott
  7. Charles Simonyi (2nd trip)
  8. Guy Laliberté




Chinese Space Program Taikonauts   2003-present

  •   Shenzhou V  
        Launched October 15, 2003; 14 orbits

  •   Shenzhou VI  
        Launched October 12, 2005; returned October 17, 2005; made 80 orbits





Soviet Space Program Vostok Cosmonauts   single passenger capsules launched 1961-63

  •   Vostok 1  
        launched April 12, 1961; 1 orbit

  •   Vostok 2  
        launched August 6, 1961; 17 orbits

  •   Vostok 3  
        launched August 11, 1962; returned August 15, 1962; 64 orbits
  •   Vostok 4  
        launched August 12, 1962; returned August 15, 1962

  •   Vostok 5  
        launched June 14, 1963; returned June 19, 1963

  •   Vostok 6  
        launched June 16, 1963; returned June 19, 1963




Soviet Space Program Voskhod Cosmonauts   three-passenger capsules launched 1964 & 1965






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