Category: Space Shuttle Commanders

Categories: Space Shuttle Astronauts

The Space Shuttle Commander is responsible for the overall mission success, safety of crew and Shuttle. He maneuvers the Shuttle with assistance from Pilot.

All Shuttle commanders have prior spaceflight experience. Requires a degree in engineering, biological science, physical science, or mathematics. Must have at least 1000 hours flying experience on a jet aircraft, and at least 750 simulated landings in the Shuttle Training Aircraft. Must pass a NASA Class I space physical to be certified for flight.

See: Astronaut Ranks and Positions

See the free space page Space Shuttle Pilots for a "to do" list.


Person Profiles (48)

A

1950s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
1950s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo

B

1940s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow)
1930s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
1930s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo

C

1940s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo

E

1930s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo

F

11 Oct 1936 Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States - 21 Aug 2013 photo

G

1940s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo

H

21 Nov 1933 Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States - 17 Jul 2014 photo
1940s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
1950s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
12 Jul 1957 Amarillo, Potter, Texas, United States - 01 Feb 2003 photo

K

1960s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
1960s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
1950s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo

L

1930s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo

M

N

27 Oct 1946 Canton, Fulton, Illinois, United States - 21 Aug 2014 photo

O

14 Jul 1936 Lorain, Lorain, Ohio, United States - 22 Mar 1996 photo

P

05 Nov 1961 Pasadena, California - 01 Jul 2012 photo

R

S

19 May 1939 Cle Elum, Kittitas County, Washington, United States of America - 28 Jan 1986 photo
05 Jun 1956 Mount Clemens, Macomb, Michigan, United States - 29 Sep 2018 photo

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W

20 May 1944 Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, United States - 23 Apr 2001 photo
25 Jul 1932 Erie, Pennsylvania, United States - 22 Oct 2017 photo
13 Feb 1942 Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States - 23 Feb 2016 photo

Y

24 Sep 1930 San Francisco, California, United States - 05 Jan 2018 photo




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