What do you think about the development of the technology? Do you have any information about the process especially after the industrial revolution? What are you thoughts about the future of the world and the developments in the fields of the space in the future? Today we are going to make a short analysis about the development of the space technologies and more specifically we will give some specific information about the number of the people who has travelled to the world up to now. When we look at the history of the world we can see that the people are always the curious about the space and the places that they don’t know and they haven’t get the enough information and as a result of this situation the people want to discover the places that they don’t know. With the industrial revolution there are lots of the innovations that are available in the world and one of the most important revolutions of those innovations is the slight technology.
By planes people can fly wherever they want in a short time and again as a result of those technology the space technology also developed too much extent and the people start to travel to the space and it seems that if the rapid development of the technology will be continued the people will do the better things and maybe it can be impossible to believe to those developments in the future. Today when we look at the whole world, we can see that NASA is one of the most popular and one of the most important instituon for the development of the space sciences. From the different countries of the world, there are lots of the different people who are working in the NASA in order to discover the new things and also in order to make it possible to develop the space sciences. It can be easily said that reaching to the space is not only very dangerous on the other hand it is very difficult but with the perfect structure of the brain of the people and the hard studying of the people it is almost becoming very easy to do this and when we look at the history of the world we can see that there are lots of the people who have reach the space. In accordance with the researches and statistics, there are 533 people who reach the space up to now and it seems that in the future with the rapid development of the technology there will be lots of the people who will reach to the space. When we look at the names of the people who reach the space we can see that list:
Joseph M. Acaba
United States Loren Acton
United States James Adamson
Soviet Union / Russia Viktor M. Afanasyev
United States Thomas Akers
Japan Toyohiro Akiyama, the first business-sponsored space traveler and the first Japanese person in space.
Soviet Union Vladimir Aksyonov
Saudi Arabia Sultan Salman Al Saud, first Saudi Arabian in space, only royal person in space, first middle eastern person in space.
United States Moon symbol decrescent.svg Edwin Buzz Aldrin (born 1930), flew on Apollo 11 and was the second person to walk on the Moon.
Bulgaria Aleksandr Panayotov Aleksandrov
Soviet Union Aleksandr Pavlovich Aleksandrov
United States Andrew M. Allen
United States Joseph P. Allen
United States Scott Altman
United States William Anders, first Asian-born person in space. (Anders was born in Hong Kong, but was an American citizen.)
United States Clayton Anderson
United States Injury icon 2.svg Michael P. Anderson, (1959–2003), died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
(Claudie André-Deshays – see Claudie Haigneré)
Iran Symbol venus.svg Anousheh Ansari (born 1966), fourth spaceflight participant and first female spaceflight participant, first female Muslim in space, and first Iranian in space.
United States Dominic A. Antonelli
United States Jerome Apt
United States Lee Archambault
United States Moon symbol decrescent.svg Neil Armstrong (1930–2012), flew on Apollo 11 and was the first person to walk on the Moon.
United States Richard R. Arnold
Russia Star*.svgOleg Artemyev
Soviet Union Anatoly Artsebarsky
Soviet Union Yuri Artyukhin (1930–1998)
United States Jeffrey Ashby
Soviet Union Oleg Atkov
Soviet Union Toktar Aubakirov, first Kazakh born person in space.
Russia Sergei Avdeyev
United States James Bagian
United States Symbol venus.svg Ellen Baker
United States Michael Baker
Soviet Union Aleksandr Balandin
United States Michael Barratt
United States Daniel Barry
United States John-David F. Bartoe
Russia Yuri Baturin, first Russian politician in space.
France Patrick Baudry, first African-born man and second Frenchman in space
United States Moon symbol decrescent.svg Alan Bean, flew on Apollo 12 and was the fourth person to walk on the Moon.
United States Robert L. Behnken
Slovakia Ivan Bella, first Slovak in space.
Soviet Union Pavel Belyayev (1925–1970)
Soviet Union Georgi Beregovoi (1921–1995), earliest-born person to go into space.
Soviet Union Anatoli Berezovoy (1942-2014)
United States Brian Binnie, second commercial (launched by a private company) astronaut. Suborbital flight only.
United States John Blaha
United States Michael J. Bloomfield
United States Guion Bluford, first African-American in space.
United States Karol Bobko, first graduate of the United States Air Force Academy to become an astronaut.
United States Eric A. Boe
United States Charles Bolden
Canada Symbol venus.svg Roberta Bondar, first Canadian woman in space.
Russia Andrei Borisenko
United States Frank Borman, commander of Apollo 8, the first spaceflight to orbit the Moon.
United States Stephen G. Bowen
United States Kenneth Bowersox
United States Charles Brady (1951–2006)
United States Vance Brand
United States Daniel Brandenstein
United States Randolph Bresnik
United States Roy Bridges. Became Director of the Kennedy Space Center in March 1997
United States Curtis Brown
United States Injury icon 2.svg David M. Brown (1956–2003), died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
United States Mark Brown
United States James Buchli
United States Jay Buckey
Russia Nikolai Budarin
United States Daniel Burbank
United States Daniel Bursch
Soviet Union Valery Bykovsky (born 1934)
United States Robert Cabana
United States Charles Camarda
United States Kenneth Cameron
United States Duane Carey
United States Scott Carpenter, a Project Mercury astronaut.
United States Gerald Carr
United States Sonny Carter, (1947–1991)
United States John Casper
United States Christopher J. Cassidy, 500th astronaut in space.
United States Robert Cenker
United States Moon symbol decrescent.svg Gene Cernan, flew on Apollo 17
United States Gregory Chamitoff
Costa Rica / United States Franklin Chang-Diaz, the only Costa Rican, first Hispanic-American in space, holder of the shared record of seven space flights.
India / United States Symbol venus.svg Injury icon 2.svg Kalpana Chawla (1961–2003), first Indian-American woman in space, died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
Italy Maurizio Cheli
United States Leroy Chiao
United States Kevin Chilton
France Jean-Loup Chrétien, first French person in space and first non-Soviet European to walk in space
United States Symbol venus.svg Injury icon 2.svg Laurel B. Clark (1961–2003), died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
United States Symbol venus.svg Mary Cleave
France Jean-François Clervoy
United States Michael Clifford
United States Michael Coats
United States Kenneth Cockrell
United States Symbol venus.svg Catherine Coleman (born 1960)
United States Symbol venus.svg Eileen Collins
United States Michael Collins (born 1930), flew on Apollo 11 crew. Was the first Italian-born person in space. (Collins was born in Rome to American parents.)
United States Moon symbol decrescent.svg Pete Conrad, Apollo 12, (1930–1999), the third person to walk on the Moon and the commander of the first Skylab mission.
United States Gordon Cooper (1927–2004), the first American to fly in space for a day.
United States Richard Covey
United States Timothy Creamer
United States John Creighton
United States Robert Crippen, Space Shuttle pioneer
United States Roger Crouch
United States Frank Culbertson
United States Walter Cunningham, flew on Apollo 7.
United States Robert Curbeam
United States Symbol venus.svg Nancy Currie
United States Symbol venus.svg Nancy Jan Davis
United States Lawrence J. DeLucas
Belgium Frank De Winne
Russia Vladimir N. Dezhurov
Soviet Union Injury icon 2.svg Georgi Dobrovolski (1928–1971) died during Soyuz 11.
Japan Takao Doi, first Japanese to walk in space.
United States B. Alvin Drew
United States Brian Duffy
United States Moon symbol decrescent.svg Charles Duke, flew on Apollo 16.
United States Symbol venus.svg Bonnie J. Dunbar
Spain Pedro Duque, first Spaniard in space.
United States Samuel T. Durrance
United States James Dutton
Soviet Union Lev Dyomin (1926–1998)
United States Symbol venus.svg Tracy Caldwell Dyson
Soviet Union Vladimir Dzhanibekov, first Uzbekistan-born man in space
United States Joe Edwards
United States Donn F. Eisele (1930–1987), flew on Apollo 7.
United States Anthony W. England
United States Joseph H. Engle
United States Ronald Evans (1933–1990)
Germany Reinhold Ewald
France Léopold Eyharts
United States John Fabian
Syria Muhammed Faris, first Syrian in space.
Hungary Bertalan Farkas, first Hungarian in space.
France Jean-Jacques Favier
China Fèi Jùnlóng, flew on Shenzhou 6
Soviet Union Konstantin Feoktistov (1926–2009)
United States Christopher Ferguson
United States Martin J. Fettman
United States Andrew J. Feustel
Soviet Union Anatoly Filipchenko
United States Michael Fincke
United States Symbol venus.svg Anna Fisher
United States William Frederick Fisher
Germany Klaus-Dietrich Flade
United Kingdom / United States Michael Foale, holds the American and British Record for time spent in space at 374 days, 11 hours, 19 minutes.
United States Kevin A. Ford
United States Michael Foreman
United States Patrick Forrester
United States Michael Fossum
United States Stephen Frick
Belgium Dirk Frimout, first Belgian in space.
Sweden Christer Fuglesang, first Swede in space.
United States C. Gordon Fullerton (1936–2013)
Germany Reinhard Furrer (1940–1995)
Japan Satoshi Furukawa
United States Francis Gaffney
Soviet Union Yuri Gagarin (1934–1968), first person in space.
United States Ronald Garan
United States Dale Gardner
United States Guy Gardner
United States Jake Garn, a United States Senator and first politician in space.
Canada Marc Garneau, first Canadian in space.
United States Owen Garriott
United States Richard Garriott, first second generation American in space, son of skylab astronaut, Owen Garriott.
United States Charles Gemar
United States Michael Gernhardt
Germany Star*.svg Alexander Gerst
United States Edward Gibson
United States Robert L. Gibson
Russia Yuri Gidzenko
Soviet Union Yuri Glazkov (1939—2008)
United States John Glenn (born 1921), first American to orbit the Earth, and later, the oldest person to make a spaceflight.
United States Symbol venus.svg Linda Godwin
United States Michael T. Good
Soviet Union Viktor Gorbatko
United States Richard Gordon, flew on Apollo 12.
United States Dominic Gorie
United States Ronald Grabe
Soviet Union Georgi Grechko
United States Frederick Gregory
United States William Gregory
United States Stanley Griggs (1939–1989)
United States Virgil Grissom (1926–1967), first NASA astronaut to go into space twice and the first person to go into space twice in a capsule-type spacecraft. Would have been the first person to fly three times. Died in the Apollo 1 disaster.
United States John Grunsfeld
Soviet Union Aleksei Gubarev
Italy Umberto Guidoni
Mongolia Jügderdemidiin Gürragchaa, first Mongolian in space.
United States Sidney Gutierrez
Canada Chris Hadfield, first Canadian to walk in space.
France Symbol venus.svg Claudie Haigneré, first Frenchwoman in space.
France Jean-Pierre Haigneré
United States Fred Haise, flew on Apollo 13.
United States James Halsell
United States Kenneth Ham
United States Lloyd Hammond
United States Gregory Harbaugh
United States Bernard Harris, first African-American to walk in space.
United States Terry Hart
United States Henry Hartsfield
United States Frederick Hauck
United States Steven Hawley
United States Symbol venus.svg Susan Helms
United States Karl Henize (1926–1993)
United States Thomas Hennen
United States Terence Henricks
Poland Miroslaw Hermaszewski, first Pole in space.
United States José Hernández
United States John Herrington, first Native American in space.
United States Richard Hieb
United States Symbol venus.svg Joan Higginbotham
United States David Hilmers
United States Symbol venus.svg Kathryn Hire
United States Charles Hobaugh
United States Jeffrey Hoffman
United States Michael S. Hopkins
United States Scott Horowitz
Japan Akihiko Hoshide
United States Symbol venus.svg Millie Hughes-Fulford, first female Payload Specialist.
United States Douglas G. Hurley
United States Injury icon 2.svg Rick Husband (1957–2003), died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
United States Moon symbol decrescent.svg James Irwin (1930–1991), flew on Apollo 15.
Soviet Union Aleksandr Ivanchenkov
Russia Anatoli Ivanishin
Bulgaria Georgi Ivanov, first Bulgarian in space.
United States Symbol venus.svg Marsha Ivins
East Germany Sigmund Jähn, first German in space
United States Symbol venus.svg Mae Jemison, first African-American woman in space
United States Symbol venus.svg Tamara E. Jernigan
United States Brent W. Jett, Jr.
China Jing Haipeng
United States Gregory C. Johnson
United States Gregory H. Johnson
United States Thomas D. Jones
Ukraine Leonid Kadenyuk, first Ukrainian in space since independence.
Russia Alexandr Kaleri, first Russian in space since independence.
United States Symbol venus.svg Janet L. Kavandi
United States James M. Kelly
United States Mark Kelly
United States Scott Kelly
United States Joseph Kerwin
Soviet Union Yevgeny Khrunov (1933–2000)
United States Robert S. Kimbrough
Soviet Union Leonid Kizim (1941-2010)
Soviet Union Pyotr Klimuk, first Belarusian in space.
Soviet Union Injury icon 2.svg Vladimir Komarov (1927–1967), died during Soyuz 1.
Russia Symbol venus.svg Yelena Kondakova
Russia Dmitri Kondratyev
Russia Oleg Kononenko, first Turkmenistan-born man in space
United States Timothy L. Kopra
Russia Mikhail Korniyenko
Russia Valery Korzun
Russia Oleg Kotov
Soviet Union Vladimir Kovalyonok
Russia Konstantin Kozeyev
United States Kevin Kregel
Soviet Union / Russia Sergei Krikalev, six space flights and, as of 2008, holds record for longest total time in space: 803 days, 9 hours and 39 minutes.
Soviet Union Valeri Kubasov
Netherlands André Kuipers
Soviet Union Aleksandr Laveykin
Canada Guy Laliberté
United States Symbol venus.svg Wendy Lawrence
Soviet Union Vasili Lazarev (1928–1990)
Russia Aleksandr Lazutkin
Soviet Union Valentin Lebedev
United States Mark C. Lee
United States David Leestma
United States William B. Lenoir
Soviet Union Aleksei Leonov, first person to “walk in space” (to make an EVA).
United States Frederick W. Leslie
Soviet Union Anatoli Levchenko (1941–1988)
United States Byron Lichtenberg, first NASA Payload Specialist.
United States Don Lind
United States Steven Lindsey
United States Jerry Linenger
United States Richard Linnehan
United States Gregory Linteris
China Liu Boming
China Liu Wang
China Symbol venus.svg Liu Yang, first Chinese woman in space.
Yang Liwei – see under Y
United States Paul Lockhart
Russia Yuri Lonchakov
United States/Spain Michael Lopez-Alegria
United States John Lounge
United States Jack Lousma
United States Stanley G. Love
United States Jim Lovell, flew on Apollo 8, the first spaceship to orbit the Moon, and on Apollo 13.
United States G. David Low (1956—2008)
United States Edward Lu
United States Symbol venus.svg Shannon Lucid, first Asian-born woman in space. As of 2006, holder of the woman’s spaceflight-duration record.
Soviet Union Vladimir Lyakhov
Canada Steven MacLean
United States Symbol venus.svg Sandra Magnus
Soviet Union Oleg Makarov (1933–2003)
Russia Yuri Malenchenko
Italy Franco Malerba, first Italian in space. (Michael Collins was born in Rome, Italy in 1930, he has always been an American citizen, born of American parents.)
Soviet Union Yuri Malyshev (1941–1999)
Soviet Union / Russia Gennadi Manakov
Soviet Union Musa Manarov, first Azerbaijan-born man in space
United States Thomas H. Marshburn
United States Michael Massimino
United States Star*.svgRichard Mastracchio
United States Thomas Kenneth “Ken” Mattingly II (born 1936), flew on Apollo 16, STS-4, and STS-51-C.
United States K. Megan McArthur
United States William S. McArthur
United States Jon McBride
United States Bruce McCandless II
United States Injury icon 2.svg William C. McCool (1961–2003), died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
United States Michael J. McCulley
United States James McDivitt, flew on Apollo 9.
United States Donald McMonagle
United States Injury icon 2.svg Ronald McNair (1950–1986), died in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
United States Carl Meade
United States Bruce Melnick
United States Symbol venus.svg Pamela Melroy
United States Leland D. Melvin
United States Mike Melvill, first commercial (launched by a private company) astronaut. Suborbital flight only.
Germany Ulf Merbold
Germany Ernst Messerschmid
United States Symbol venus.svg Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger
Russia Alexander Misurkin
United States Moon symbol decrescent.svg Edgar Mitchell, flew on Apollo 14.
Afghanistan Abdul Ahad Mohmand, first Afghan in space.
Japan Mamoru Mohri
United States Symbol venus.svg Barbara Morgan
United States Lee Morin
Russia Boris Morukov
Japan Symbol venus.svg Chiaki Mukai, first Japanese woman in space.
United States Richard Mullane
Russia Talgat Musabayev
United States Story Musgrave
United States Steven R. Nagel
United States Bill Nelson, second politician in space.
United States George Nelson
Mexico Rodolfo Neri Vela, first Mexican in space.
Italy Paolo A. Nespoli
United States James H. Newman
Switzerland Claude Nicollier, first Swiss in space.
China Nie Haisheng, flew on Shenzhou 6
Soviet Union Andriyan Nikolayev (1929–2004)
Japan Soichi Noguchi
United States Carlos I. Noriega, first Peruvian-born person in space.
Russia Oleg Novitskiy
United States Symbol venus.svg Lisa Nowak
United States Symbol venus.svg Karen Nyberg
United States Bryan O’Connor
United States Symbol venus.svg Ellen Ochoa, first Hispanic woman in space.
Netherlands Wubbo Ockels, first Dutch citizen in space.
United States William Oefelein
United States John D. Olivas
United States Gregory Olsen, third spaceflight participant.
United States Injury icon 2.svg Ellison Onizuka (1946–1986), died in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
Russia Yuri Onufrienko
United States Stephen Oswald
United States Robert Overmyer (1936–1996)
Russia Gennady Padalka
United States William Pailes
United States Scott Parazynski
United States Ronald A. Parise (1951—2008)
United States Robert Parker
Italy Luca Parmitano
United States Nicholas Patrick
Soviet Union Injury icon 2.svg Viktor Patsayev (1933–1971) died during Soyuz 11.
United States James Pawelczyk
Canada Symbol venus.svg Julie Payette
United States Gary Payton, first military astronaut.
France Philippe Perrin, first Morocco-born man in space
United States Donald Peterson
United States Donald Pettit
Vietnam Pham Tuân, first Vietnamese and first Asian in space.
United States John Phillips
United States William Pogue
United States Alan G. Poindexter (1961-2012)
United States Mark Polansky
Russia Alexander Poleshchuk
Soviet Union / Russia Valeri Polyakov, holds record for single longest spaceflight, 437 days.
Brazil Marcos Pontes, first Brazilian in space.
Soviet Union Leonid Popov
Soviet Union Pavel Popovich (1930—2009), first Ukrainian-born person in space.
United States Charles Precourt
Romania Dumitru Prunariu, first Romanian in space.
Israel Injury icon 2.svg Ilan Ramon (1954–2003), first Israeli in space, died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
United States William Readdy
United States Kenneth Reightler
United States James F. Reilly
United States Garrett Reisman
Germany Thomas Reiter, first German to walk in space and first ESA astronaut to stay on the ISS.
Czechoslovakia Vladimír Remek, first Czechoslovak and first non-Soviet European in space.
United States Symbol venus.svg Injury icon 2.svg Judith Resnik (1949–1986), died in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
Russia Sergei Revin
United States Paul W. Richards
United States Richard N. Richards
United States Symbol venus.svg Sally Ride (1951-2012), first American woman in space.
United States Stephen Robinson
Russia Roman Romanenko
Soviet Union Yury Romanenko
United States Kent Rominger
United States Stuart Roosa (1933–1994), flew on Apollo 14.
United States Jerry L. Ross, flew on seven space flights.
Soviet Union Valery Rozhdestvensky
Soviet Union Nikolay Rukavishnikov (1932–2002)
United States Mario Runco, Jr.
Russia Sergey Ryazansky
Soviet Union / Russia Valery Ryumin
United States Albert Sacco
Russia Aleksandr Samokutyayev
Soviet Union Gennadi Sarafanov (1942–2005)
United States Robert Satcher
Soviet Union Viktor Savinykh
Soviet Union Symbol venus.svg Svetlana Savitskaya, first woman to walk in space.
United States Wally Schirra (1923—2007)
Germany Hans Schlegel
United States Moon symbol decrescent.svg Harrison Schmitt, flew on Apollo 17.
United States Rusty Schweickart
United States Injury icon 2.svg Dick Scobee (1939–1986), died in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
United States Moon symbol decrescent.svg David Scott
United States Winston Scott
Australia / United States Paul Scully-Power
United States Richard A. Searfoss
United States Symbol venus.svg Margaret Rhea Seddon
United States Ronald M. Sega
United Kingdom / United States Piers Sellers
Soviet Union / Russia Aleksandr Serebrov
Soviet Union Vitaly Sevastyanov
Russia Yuri Shargin, first Russian military cosmonaut
Russia Salizhan Sharipov , first Kyrgyzstan-born man in space
India Rakesh Sharma, first Indian in space.
United Kingdom Symbol venus.svg Helen Sharman, first Briton in space.
Soviet Union Vladimir Shatalov, first Kazakhstan-born man in space
United States Brewster Shaw
United States Moon symbol decrescent.svg Alan Shepard (1923–1998), first American in space.
United States William Shepherd
(Nancy Sherlock – see Nancy Currie)
Russia Anton Shkaplerov
Malaysia Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, first Malaysian in space
Soviet Union Georgy Shonin (1935–1997)
United States Loren Shriver
South Africa Mark Shuttleworth, second spaceflight participant and first South African in space.
Hungary / United States Charles Simonyi, fifth spaceflight participant.
Russia Oleg Skripochka
Russia Star*.svgAleksandr Skvortsov
United States Donald “Deke” Slayton (1924–1996), a Mercury astronaut.
United States Steven Smith
Soviet Union > Russia Anatoly Solovyev, first Latvia-born man in space
Soviet Union Vladimir Solovyov
United States Sherwood Spring
United States Robert Springer
United States Thomas P. Stafford
United States Symbol venus.svg Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper
United States Robert Stewart
United States Symbol venus.svg Susan Kilrain
United States Symbol venus.svg Nicole Stott
Soviet Union / Russia Gennadi Strekalov (1940–2004)
United States Frederick Sturckow
United States Symbol venus.svg Kathryn D. Sullivan, first American woman to walk in space.
Russia Maksim Surayev
United States Star*.svgSteven Swanson
United States John “Jack” Swigert (1931–1982), flew on Apollo 13.
Cuba Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez, the first Cuban and the first person from a country in the Western Hemisphere other than the U.S. to travel to space. He was also the first Hispanophone and first person of African ancestry in space.
United States Daniel Tani
United States Joseph Tanner
Russia Evgeny Tarelkin
Soviet Union Symbol venus.svg Valentina Tereshkova, first woman in space.
United States Norman Thagard
Germany Gerhard Thiele
Canada Robert Thirsk
Australia / United States Andrew Thomas
United States Donald Thomas
United States Symbol venus.svg Kathryn C. Thornton, first woman to make multiple EVAs.
United States William Thornton
United States Pierre Thuot
United States Dennis Tito, first self-funded spaceflight participant.
Soviet Union Gherman Titov (1935–2000), the second person to make a space flght and the first to stay up for a day.
Russia Vladimir Titov
France Michel Tognini
Russia Valeri Tokarev
Russia Sergei Treshchov
United States Eugene H. Trinh, first Vietnamese-American in space.
United States Richard H. Truly
Canada Bjarni Tryggvason, first Iceland-born man in space
Russia Vasily Tsibliyev
Russia Star*.svgMikhail Tyurin
Russia Yury Usachov
Netherlands / United States Lodewijk van den Berg, first Dutch-born astronaut.
United States James “Ox” van Hoften
Soviet Union Vladimir Vasyutin (1952–2002)
United States Charles L. Veach (1944–1995)
Austria Franz Viehböck, first Austrian in space.
Soviet Union / Russia Aleksandr Viktorenko
United States Terry W. Virts
Russia Pavel Vinogradov
Italy Roberto Vittori
Soviet Union Igor Volk
Soviet Union / Russia Alexander Volkov
Russia Sergey Volkov, first second generation astronaut or cosmonaut in space, son of Alexander Volkov.
Soviet Union Injury icon 2.svg Vladislav Volkov (1935–1971), died on Soyuz 11.
Soviet Union Boris Volynov, first Jewish person in space.
United States James S. Voss
United States Symbol venus.svg Janice E. Voss
Japan Star*.svgKoichi Wakata
United States Rex Walheim
United States Charles Walker
United States David M. Walker, (1944–2001)
United States Joseph A. Walker (1921–1966), first person to enter space twice. Suborbital flights only.
United States Symbol venus.svg Shannon Walker — Soyuz TMA-19
Germany Ulrich Walter
United States Carl E. Walz
United States Taylor Wang, first ethnic Chinese person in space.
China Symbol venus.svg Wang Yaping
United States Symbol venus.svg Mary Weber
United States Paul Weitz
United States James Wetherbee
United States Edward White (1930–1967), first American to “walk in space” (make an EVA). Died in the Apollo 1 disaster.
United States Douglas H. Wheelock
United States Symbol venus.svg Peggy Whitson
United States Terrence Wilcutt
Canada Dafydd Williams
United States Donald Williams
United States Jeffrey Williams
United States Symbol venus.svg Sunita “Suni” Williams
United States Barry Wilmore
United States Symbol venus.svg Stephanie Wilson
United States Peter Wisoff
United States David Wolf
United States Alfred Worden
Japan Symbol venus.svg Naoko Yamazaki
China Yang Liwei, first Chinese national in space.
Soviet Union Boris Yegorov (1937–1994)
Soviet Union Aleksei Yelise
South Korea Symbol venus.svg Yi So-yeon, first South Korean in space.
United States Moon symbol decrescent.svg John Young, flew on two Gemini, two Apollo (Apollo 10 and Apollo 16), and two Space Shuttle missions.
Russia Fyodor Yurchikhin, first Georgian-born man in space
Russia Sergei Zalyotin
United States George D. Zamka
China Zhai Zhigang, first Chinese person to walk in space.
China Zhang Xiaoguang
Soviet Union Vitaly Zholobov
Soviet Union Vyacheslav Zudov