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Astronaut Birthdays for November

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November 1

 

Jan Davis (1953) USA

Selected 1987 (NASA Group 12)

STS-47, 12 - 20 September 1992 (7d 22h 30m) - Carried Japabese-financed Spacelab-J

STS-60, 3 - 11 February 1994 (8d 7h 9m) - Carried SPACEHAB module; deployed and retrieved Wake Shield Facility. First flight of a Russian (Krikalev) on the Shuttle

STS-85, 7 - 19 August 1997 (11d 20h 26m) - Deployed and retrieved Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometers & Telescopes for Atmosphere-Shuttle Pallet Satellite (CRISTA-SPAS-2)

Total flight time 28d 2h 5m

Retired June 1999

 

 

 

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November 2

 

Oldrich Pelczak (1943) Czechoslovakia

Selected 1976 (Interkosmos Group 1)

Backup for Soyuz 28

Retired March 1978; no flights

 

 


Jeffrey Hoffman (1944) USA

Selected 1978 (NASA Group 8 )

STS-51D, 12 - 19 April 1985 (6d 23h 55m) - Deployed two comsats; one failed to power up and was retreieved and repaired on a later mission

STS-35, 2 - 11 December 1990 (8d 23h 5m) - Carried Spacelab ASTRO-1

STS-46, 31 July - 8 August 1992 (7d 23h 15m) - Deployed and retrieved EURECA free-flyer pallet; also failed Tethered Satellite experiment (tether jammed)

STS-61, 2 - 13 December 1993 (10d 19h 58m) - First Hubble servicing mission - restored telescope to its design capability and replaced solar arrays

STS-75, 22 February - 9 March 1996 (15d 17h 40m) - Carried US Microgravity Payload (USMP-3); also failed Tethered Satellite experiment (tether broke)

Total flight time 50d 11h 53m

Retired July 1997

 

 


Andreas Mogensen (1976) Denmark

Selected 2009 (ESA Group 3)

Soyuz TMA-18M/ISS Visiting Flight 14, 2 - 12 September 2015 (9d 20h 14m) - Landed aboard Soyuz TMA-16M

Still on active flight status

 

 

 

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November 3

 

Bill Dana (1930) USA

Selected 1960 (USAF)

Trained to fly the X-20 Dyna-Soar but programme cancelled

Flew the X-15 sixteen times including the 199th and last. Peak altitude was approx. 93km which qualifies as a space flight under USAF but not FAI rules

Flew 31 lifting body missions: one M2-F1, nine HL-10, nineteen M2-F3 and two X-24B, producing data later used to design the Space Shuttle Orbiter

Retired October 1968

Awarded astronaut wings in 2005

Died of Parkinson's Disease  6 May 2014

 

 


Kevin Chilton (1954) USA

Selected 1987 (Group 12)

STS-49, 8 - 16 May 1992 (8d 21h 17m) - Retrieved, repaired and redeployed Intelsat VI comsat which had failed to boost to geosynch orbit. First flight of Endeavour

STS-59, 9 - 20 April 1994 (11d 5h 49m) - Carried Space Radar Laboratory (SRL-1)

STS-76, 22 - 31 March 1996 (9d 5h 49m) - Third Shuttle-Mir docking; delivered Shannon Lucid to Mir

Total flight time 29d 8h 22m

Retired August 1998

 

 


Jeanette Epps (1970)

Selected 2009 (NASA Group 20)

Backup for Soyuz MS-07/ISS Expedition 54

On active status; no flight assignments yet

 

 

 

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November 4

 

No astronaut birthdays today

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November 5

 

Robert Cenker (1948) USA

Selected 1985 (RCA Payload Specialist)

STS-61C, 12 - 18 January 1986 (6d 2h 3m) - Carried Materials Science Laboratory; also deployed comsat. Last flight before the Challenger accident

Retired January 1986

 

 


Charles Hobaugh (1961) USA

Selected 1996 (NASA Group 16)

STS-104, 12 - 25 July 2001 (12d 18h 35m) - Delivered the Quest Joint Airlock to the ISS

STS-118, 8 - 21 August 2007 (12d 17h 55m) - Delivered the S5 Truss to the ISS

STS-129, 16 - 27 November 2009 (10d 19h 16m) - Delivered supplies and equipment to the ISS; also crew retrieval (Stott down).

Total flight time 36d 7h 46m

Retired September 2011

 

 


Alan Poindexter (1961) USA

Selected 1998 (NASA Group 17)

STS-122, 7 - 20 February 2008 (12d 18h 21m) - Delivered ESA Columbus module to the ISS; partial crew exchange (Eyharts up; Tani down)

STS-131, 5 - 20 April 2010 (15d 2h 47m) - Delivered supplies and equipment to the ISS. Last 'round trip' of the Leonardo Logistics Module

Total flight time 27d 21h 8m

Retired December 2010

Died 1 July 2012 following a jet-ski accident

 

ISS supply craft Cygnus Orb CRS-5 (launched 17 October 2016) named in his honour

 

 


Alvin Drew (1962) USA

Selected 2000 (NASA Group 18)

STS-118, 8 - 21 August 2007 (12d 17h 55m) - Delivered the S5 Truss to the ISS

STS-133, 24 February - 9 March 2011 (12d 19h 4m) - Delivered supplies and equipment to the ISS. Leonardo Logistics Module left permanently attached to ISS

Total flight time 25d 12h 59m

Retired October 2013

 

 

 

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November 6

 

Mikhail Sologub (1936) USSR

Selected 1967

Discharged September 1968 for not meeting training standards; no flights

Died of leukaemia 4 August 1996

 

 


Nadezhda Kushelnaya (1962) Russia

Selected 1994

Backup for Soyuz TM-33

Retired May 2004; no flights

 

 

 

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November 7

 

No astronaut birthdays today

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November 8

 

Richard Lawyer (1932) USA

Selected 1965 (MOL Group 1)

Would have flown aboard the Manned Orbiting Laboratory but programme cancelled

Retired June 1969; no flights

Died 11 December 2005

 

 


Ed Gibson (1936) USA

Selected 1965 (NASA Group 4)

Skylab 4 (Expedition 3), 16 November 1973 - 8 February 1974 (84d 1h 15m)

Retired November 1982

 

 


Aleksandr Kramarenko (1942) USSR

Selected 1965

Retired for medical reasons April 1969; no flights

Died of a heart attack 30 April 1969

 

 


Rhea Seddon (1947) USA

Selected 1978 (NASA Group 8 )

STS-51D, 12 - 19 April 1985 (6d 23h 55m) - Deployed two comsats; one failed to power up and had to be repaired on a later mission

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

STS-58, 18 October - 1 November 1993 (14d 0h 12m) - Carried Spacelab Life Sciences (SLS-2)

Total flight 30d 2h 21m

Retired February 1998

 

 


Dale Gardner (1948) USA

Selected 1978 (NASA Group 8 )

STS-8, 30 August - 5 September 1983 (6d 1h 8m)

STS-51A, 8 - 16 November 1984 (7d 23h 44m)

Named for STS-62A (first flight out of Vandenberg); mission cancelled following the Challenger accident

Total flight time 14d 0h 52m

Retired October 1986

Died 19 February 2014

 

 


Charles Jones (1952) USA

Selected 1982 (Manned Spaceflight Engineer Group 2)

Named for STS-71B; mission cancelled following the Challenger accident

Retired January 1987; no flights

Died 11 September 2001 on American Airlines Flight 11 which hit the World Trade Center

 

 

 

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November 9

 

No astronaut birthdays today

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November 10

 

Ron Evans (1933) USA

Selected 1966 (NASA Group 5)

Apollo 17, 7 - 19 December 1972 (12d 13h 52m) - CMP on sixth and last Moon-landing mission

Retired March 1977

Died of a heart attack 7 April 1990

 


Mark Vande Hei (1966) USA

Selected 2009 (NASA Group 20)

Soyuz MS-06/ISS Expeditions 53/54, 12 September 2017 - 28 February 2018 (168d 5h 14m)

Still on active flight status

 

 

 

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November 11 :poppy:

 

Vladimir Solovyov (1946) USSR

Selected 1978

Soyuz T-10/Salyut 7 Expedition 3, 8 February - 2 October 1984 (236d 22h 49m)

Soyuz T-15/Mir Expedition 1/Salyut 7 Expedition 6, 13 March - 16 July 1986 (125d 0h 0m)

Total flight time 361d 22h 49m

Retired February 1994

 

Soyuz T-15 undocked from Mir on 5 May and docked with Salyut 7 one day later. On 26 June the process was reversed. These are the only transfers between two space stations in spaceflight history.

 

 


Konstantin Valkov (1971) Russia

Selected 1997

Retired for medical reasons July 2012; no flights

 

 


Greg Wiseman (1975) USA

Selected 2009 (NASA Group 20)

Soyuz TMA-13M/ISS Expeditions 40/41, 28 May - 10 November 2014 (165d 8h 1m)

Still on active flight status

 

 

 

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November 12

 

Dick Truly (1937) USA

Selected 1965 (MOL Group 1) - Transferred to NASA 1969 (Group 7)

Flew the second and fourth Air Launched Tests of the Orbiter Enterprise (glideback after launch from 747 carrier); 13 September and 12 October 1977

STS-2, 12 - 14 November 1981 (2d 6h 13m) - Second flight of the Shuttle; carried OSTA-1 experiment pallet. Truly is the first man to be launched on his birthday

STS-8, 30 August - 5 September 1983 (6d 1h 8m) - Deployed one comsat (a second was delayed and a test article flown instead to test the Canadarm manipulator)

Total flight time 8d 7h 21m

Retired October 1983

 

 


John Hawker (1954) USA

Selected 1988

Candidate for US Army's Terra Scout but programme cancelled

Retired January 1994; no flights

 

 

 

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November 13

 

Sergei Ryazansky (1974) Russia

Selected 2003

Soyuz TMA-10M/ISS Expeditions 37/38, 25 September 2013 - 11 March 2014 (166d 6h 25m)

Soyuz MS-05/ISS Expeditions 52/53, 28 July - 14 December 2017 (138d 16h 56m)

Total flight time 304d 23h 21m

Retired July 2018

 

 

 

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November 14

 

Ed White (1930) USA

Selected 1962 (NASA Group 2)

Gemini IV, 3 - 7 June 1965 (4d 1h 56m) - First American EVA

Died in the Apollo 1 pad fire, 27 January 1967

 

 


Fred Haise (1933) USA

Selected 1966 (NASA Group 5)

Apollo 13, 11 - 17 April 1970 (5d 22h 54m) - Planned as the third lunar landing; mission aborted following oxygen tank explosion in the Service Module

Flew the first, third and fifth Air Launched Tests of Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise (12 August, 23 September and 26 October 1977)

Retired June 1979

 

 


Rudolf Gulyayev (1934) USSR

Selected 1967

Retired for medical reasons August 1968; no flights

 

 


Gennadi Dolgopolov (1935) USSR

Selected 1966

Retired for medical reasons May 1967; no flights

Died 13 November 2008

 

 


Ken Bowersox (1956) USA

Selected 1987 (NASA Group 12)

STS-50, 25 June - 9 July 1992 (13d 19h 30m) - Carried US Microgravity Laboratory (USML-1)

STS-61, 2 - 13 December 1993 (10d 19h 58m) - First Hubble servicing mission - restored telescope to its design capability and replaced solar arrays 

STS-73, 20 October - 5 November 1995 (15d 21h 52m) - Carried US Microgravity Laboratory (USML-2)

STS-82, 11 - 21 February 1997 (9d 23h 37m) - Second Hubble servicing mission

STS-113/ISS Expedition 6, 24 November - 4 May 2003 (161d 1h 14m) - Landed aboard Soyuz TMA-1. Was on-orbit at the time of the Columbia accident

Total flight time 211d 14h 11m

Retired May 2006

 

 

 

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November 15

 

Yuri Prikhodko (1953) USSR

Selected 1989

Trained for Buran mission but programme cancelled

Retired April 1994; no flights

Died of cancer 25 July 2001

 

 


Timothy Creamer (1959) USA

Selected 1998 (NASA Group 17)

Soyuz TMA-17/ISS Expeditions 22/23, 20 December 2009 - 2 June 2010 (163d 5h 32m)

Retired May 2011

 

 

 

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November 16

 

Carl Meade (1950) USA

Selected 1985 (NASA Group 11)

STS-38, 16 - 20 November 1990 (4d 21h 55m) - Classified DoD mission; deployed Magnum-3 satellite

STS-50, 25 June - 9 July 1992 (13d 19h 30m) - Carried US Microgravity Laboratory (USML-1)

STS-64, 9 - 20 September 1994 (10d 22h 49m) - Carried LIDAR In-Space Technology Experiment (LITE); optical radar system using laser pulses instead of radio waves

Total flight time 29d 16h 14m

Retired February 1996

 

 


Maureen LaComb (1956) USA

Selected 1982 (Manned Spaceflight Engineer Group 2)

Assigned to a StarLab mission but injured in car accident in June 1988

Retired September 1990; no flights

 

 

 

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November 17

 

John-David Bartoe (1944) USA

Selected 1978 (Spacelab Group 2)

STS-51F, 29 July - 6 August 1985 (7d 22h 45m) - Carried Spacelab 2

Retired August 1985

 

 


Michael Hoffpauir (1957) USA

Selected 1990

Candidate for US Army Terra Geode mission but programme cancelled

Retired 1992; no flights

 

 

 

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