Female Astronauts

Chosen for or Flown on Shuttle or Beyond Missions


Name

Group

1st Mission

Speciality

Comments

Anna Lee Fisher

8 STS-51A Mission Specialist 1st mother in space

Shannon Wells Lucid

8 STS-51G Mission Specialist 1st woman to make 3 spaceflights

Judith Arlene Resnik

8 STS-41D Mission Specialist Died in STS-51L Explosion

Sally Kristen Ride

8 STS-7 Mission Specialist 1st US woman in space

Margaret Rhea Seddon

8 STS-51D Mission Specialist 1st US astronaut to marry another astronaut

Kathryn Dwyer Sullivan

8 STS-41G Mission Specialist 1st US woman to walk in space

Mary Louise Cleave

9 STS-61B Mission Specialist  

Bonnie Jeanne Dunbar

9 STS-61A Mission Specialist 1st shuttle docking with Mir

Ellen (Shulman) Baker

10 STS-34 Mission Specialist 1st shuttle docking with Mir

Marsha Sue Ivins

10 STS-32 Mission Specialist  

Kathryn Cordell Thornton

10 STS-33 Mission Specialist  

Linda Maxine Godwin

11 STS-37 Mission Specialist  

Tamara Elizabeth Jernigan

11 STS-40 Mission Specialist  

Nancy Jan Davis

12 STS-47 Mission Specialist  

Mae Carol Jemison

12 STS-47 Mission Specialist 1st black woman in space

Eileen Marie Collins

13 STS-63 Pilot 1st female pilot. Also 1st female Commander of a Space Shuttle Mission.

Susan Jane Helms

13 STS-64 Mission Specialist  

Ellen Lauri Ochoa

13 STS-56 Mission Specialist 1st Hispanic Woman in Space

Nancy Jane Currie (Sherlock)

13 STS-57 Mission Specialist  

Janice Elaine Voss

13 STS-57 Mission Specialist Died February 2012 of cancer

Catherine Grace Coleman

14 STS-73 Mission Specialist  

Wendy Berrien Lawrence

14 STS-67 Mission Specialist  

Mary Ellen Weber

14 STS-70 Mission Specialist  

Kalpana Chawla

15 STS-87 Mission Specialist Born in New Delhi, India
Died in STS-107 disaster

Kathryn Hire

15 STS-90 Mission Specialist  

Janet Kavandi

15 STS-91 Mission Specialist  

Pamela Ann Melroy

15 STS-92 Pilot  

Susan Still

15 STS-83 Pilot  

Yvonne D Cagle

16 STS- Mission Specialist  

Laurel B Clark

16 STS-107 Mission Specialist  Died in STS-107 disaster

Joan E Higginbotham

16 STS-116 Mission Specialist  

Sandra H Magnus

16 STS-112 Mission Specialist  

Lisa M Nowak

16 STS-121 Mission Specialist  

Julie Payette

16 STS-96 Mission Specialist Canadian Space Agency

Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper

16 STS-115 Mission Specialist  

Peggy A Whitson

16 ISS Exp 5 /STS-113 Mission Specialist  

Stephanie D Wilson

16 STS-121 Mission Specialist  

Tracy E Caldwell Dyson

17 STS-118 Mission Specialist  

Patricia C Hilliard nee Robertson

17 None Mission Specialist Died in a private plane crash

Barbara Radding Morgan

17 STS-118 Mission Specialist See also below

Sunita L Williams

17 STS-116 Mission Specialist  

Megan K McArthur

18 STS-125 Mission Specialist  

Karen L Nyberg

18 STS-124 Mission Specialist  

Nicole P Stott

18 ISS Exp. 19 Mission Specialist  

Dorothy M. Metcalf-Lindenburger

19 STS-131 Mission Specialist  

Shannon Walker

19 ISS Exp. 24/25 Mission Specialist
ISS Flight Engineer
 

Naoko Yamazaki

19 STS-131 International Mission Specialist Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut

Serena M Aunon-Chancellor

20 ISS Exp. 56/57 Mission Specialist Replaced Jeanette Epps for Exp. 56/57

Jeanette J Epps

20 -    

Kathleen (Kate) Rubins

20 ISS Exp. 48 Flight Engineer  

Christina M. Hammock Koch

21 ISS Exp. 59/60 Flight Engineer  

Nicole Aunapu Mann

21 -    

Anne C. McClain

21 ISS Exp. 58/59 Flight Engineer Youngest Astronaut on NASA roster when selected

Jessica U. Meir

21 -    

Millie Hughs-Fulford

N/A STS-40 Payload Specialist  

Christa McAuliffe

N/A STS-51L Teacher in Space Died in STS-51L Explosion

Mary Helen McKay

N/A STS-51B Backup Payload Specialist  

Barbara Radding Morgan

N/A STS-51L Teacher in space Backup See also above

Dianne Kasnic Prinz

N/A STS-51F Backup Payload Specialist  

Chlaki Mukai

N/A STS-65 Payload Specialist Japan's 1st female astronaut

Roberta Bondar

N/A STS-42 Payload Specialist Canadian Space Agency

Elena Kondakova

N/A STS-84 Russian Cosmonaut 1st Russian Female Cosmonaut on Shuttle

Anousheh Ansari

N/A Expeditian 14 Iranian/American Participant 1st Iranian born person in Space. 1st female Muslim in Space.

Yi So-yeon

N/A Expedition 17 South Korean Participant 1st Korean in Space
Elena_Serova N/A Expedition 41 Russian Cosmsnaut 1st female Russian to visit the ISS
Samantha Cristoforetti N/A Expedition 42 Italian Astronaut 1st female Italian astronaut

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