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Astronaut Birthdays for June

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June 26th

 

Pavel Belyayev (1925) USSR

Selected 1960

Voskhod 2, 18 - 19 March 1965 (1d 2h 2m) - First EVA (by Leonov)

Died of peritonitis 10 January 1970

 

 


Ansar Sharafutdinov (1939) USSR

Selected 1965

Retired for medical reasons January 1968; no flights

 

 


William Pailes (1952) USA

Selected 1982 (Manned Spaceflight Engineer Group 2)

STS-51J, 3 - 7 October 1985 (4d 1h 44m) - Classified DoD flight; deployed two military comsats

Retired July 1987

 

 


Bernard Harris (1956) USA

Selected 1990 (NASA Group 13)

STS-55, 26 April - 6 May 1993 (9d 23h 40m) - German-financed Space;ab D-2

STS-63, 3 - 11 February 1995 (8d 6h 28m) - First rendezvous with Mir (no docking); first Shuttle mission with a female pilot

Total flight time 18d 6h 8m

Retired April 1996

 

 


Robert Wood (1957) USA

Selected 1985

Engineer with McDonnell-Douglas; assigned to STS-61M; mission cancelled following the Challenger accident

Retired 1986; no flights

Killed in car accident 19 February 2009

 

 

 

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June 27th

 

Eduard Kugno (1935) USSR

Selected 1963

Retired for medical reasons April 1964; no flights

Died 24 February 1994

 

 


Joe Allen (1937) USA

Selected 1967 (NASA Group 6)

STS-5, 11 - 16 November 1982 (5d 2h 14m) - First 'operational' Shuttle mission; deployed two comsats

STS-51A, 8 - 16 November 1984 (7d 23h 44m) - Deployed two comsats; retrieved two others for return to Earth and repair

Total flight time 13d 1h 48m

Retired July 1985

 

 


Sidney Gutierrez (1951) USA

Selected 1984 (NASA Group 10)

STS-40, 5 - 14 June 1991 (9d 2h 14m) - Spacelab Life Sciences 1

STS-59, 9 - 2- April 1994 (11d 5h 49m) - Carried Space Radar Laboratory 1

Total flight time 20d 8h 3m

Retired August 1994

 

 


Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud (1956) Saudi Arabia

Member of the Saudi Arabian Royal Family

Selected 1985

STS-51G, 17 - 24 June 1985 (7d 1h 38m) - Deployed three comsats; also deployed and retrieved free-flying experiment pallet SPARTAN 1-01

Retired June 1985

 

 


Nicole Mann (1977) USA

Selected 2013 (NASA Group 21)

On active status; no flights yet

 

 

 

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June 28th

 

Mike Lounge (1946) USA

Selected 1980 (NASA Group 9)

STS-51I, 27 August - 3 September 1985 (7d 2h 18m) - Deployed two comsats; also retrieved, repaired and redeployed Syncom IV-3 which was stuck in a low orbit

STS-26, 29 September - 2 October 1988 (4d 1h 0m) - First flight after the Challenger accident; deployed TDRS-C relay satellite

STS-35, 2 - 10 December 1990 (8d 23h 5m) - Carried Spacelab ASTRO-1

Total flight time 20d 2h 23m

Retired June 1991

Died 1 March 2011

 

 

 

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June 29th

 

Charles Precourt (1955) USA

Selected 1990 (NASA Group 13)

STS-55, 26 April - 6 May 1993 (9d 23h 40m) - German-financed Spacelab D-2

STS-71, 27 June - 7 July 1995 (9d 19h 22m) - First Shuttle docking with Mir; crew exchange (Solovyov & Budarin up; Strekalov, Deshurov & Thagard down)

STS-84, 15 - 24 May 1997 (9d 5h 20m) - Sixth Shuttle/Mir docking; crew exchange (Foale up; Linenger down)

STS-91, 2 - 12 June 1998 (9d 19h 54m) - Ninth and last Shuttle/Mir docking; Thomas returned to Earth (no replacement)

Total flight time 38d 20h 16m

Retired 11 March 2005

 

 


George Zamka (1962) USA

Selected 1998 (NASA Group 17)

STS-120, 23 October - 7 November 2007 (15d 2h 23m) - Delivered Harmony module and other equipment to the ISS; also crew exchange (Tani up; Anderson down)

STS-130, 8 - 22 February 2010 (13d 18h 6m) - Delivered the Cupola observation module and other equipment to the ISS

Total flight time 28d 20h 29m

Retired August 2011

 

 


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June 30th

Yuri Sheffer (1947) USSR

Selected 1985
Trained to fly Buran (Soviet Shuttle) but programme cancelled
Retired 1996; no flights
Died of a heart attack 5 June 2001

Was married to cosmonaut Tamara Zakharova



Thanh Liem Bui (1949) Vietnam
Selected 1979
Backup for Soyuz 37/Salyut 6 Taxi Flight 4
Retired July 1980; no flights
Killed in plane crash 26 September 1981



Stephen Oswald (1951) USA
Selected 1985 (NASA Group 11)
STS-42, 22 – 30 January 1992 (8d 1h 14m) – International Microgravity Lan 1
STS-56, 8 – 17 April 1993 (9d 6h 8m) – Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications & Science (ATLAS-2)
STS-87, 2 – 18 March 1995 (16d 15h 8m) – ASTRO-2 laboratory
Total flight time 33d 22h 30m
Retired January 2000



Vladimir Dezhurov (1962) USSR
Selected 1987
Soyuz TM-21/Mir Expedition 18, 14 March – 7 July 1995 (115d 8h 43m) – Landed aboard STS-71
STS-105/ISS Expedition 3, 10 August – 17 December 2001 (128d 20h 45m) – Landed aboard STS-108
Total flight time 244d 5h 28m
Retired July 2004




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