This lists space travellers in order of first flight into space. The descriptions of the columns are given below.
The file trainee.html is a superset of the first file but in alphabetical order of English transliteration. It also includes individuals who were selected for spaceflight but did not, or have not yet, flown. I make no claim of completeness for this file.
Closely related to these files are the astronaut selection group files.
All hominids who flew above 80 km altitude are included; non-sapiens space travelers are assigned numbers in separate series with prefix AA, listed separately at the end.
For individuals making their first flight on the same launch, numbers are assigned in the traditional canonical order of mission role: commander, pilot, flight engineers, passengers. Typically when multiple people have the same role the launching agency assigns a sequence number (e.g. "Mission Specialist 1" to "Mission Specialist 5") that imposes an order.
Individuals aboard an attempted space launch that did not reach space, and who were never aboard any other mission that did reach space, are given AF numbers, also listed separately at the end of the table. At the moment this list consists of Challenger crew members Smith, McAuliffe and Jarvis.
An asterisk before a middle forename indicates individual usually addressed by that name (e.g. "Cooper, Leroy *Gordon" is known as Gordon Cooper, not Leroy Cooper). When the individual is usually referred to by a nickname, this is given in single quotes.
Birth surnames (or family names), where different from current surnames, are usually given in parentheses. However, see namechange.html for details of name changes for individuals.
|A||Active||active member of an astronaut group|
|C||Candidate||(Used in the selections file only) Candidate who retired or was rejected prior to reaching active status in the group.|
|R||Retired||retired from active astronaut status, but currently thought to be still alive.|
|T||Transferred||(Used in the selections file only) transferred from one astronaut group (space agency) to another|
A trailing asterisk indicates that the astronaut was still in space at the time the table was last updated.
|a||Black African descent|
|h||Hispanic (in the American sense)|
|L||Landed on the Moon|
|DS||Flew in deep space (beyond 150,000 km) but not L|
|SO||Has flown on suborbital flights but no orbital ones|
In the list of trainees, a role code preceded by an asterisk (e.g. "*NS19/A1") indicates assignment to a flight that has not happened yet. Note that I make no attempt at completeness for such assignments.