List of Hispanic astronauts

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The following is a list of persons from Spanish-speaking countries or of Hispanic descent who have travelled into space, sorted by date of first flight.

The first country listed is that of citizenship; the second, if any, is that of the Spanish-speaking country of birth or ancestry.

# Image Name
Birth date
Country Comment Missions (Launch date)
1 Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez, 1980.jpg Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez
January 29, 1942
 Cuba First person from Latin America to fly in space. First black person to fly in space. Soyuz 38 (September 18, 1980)
2 Mexico.RodolfoNeriVela.01.jpg Rodolfo Neri Vela
February 19, 1952
 Mexico First Mexican in space. STS-61-B (November 26, 1985)
3 Changdiaz.jpg Franklin Chang-Diaz
April 5, 1950
 United States
( Costa Rica)
First Costa Rican Hispanic astronaut STS-61-C (January 12, 1986)
STS-34 (October 18, 1989)
STS-46 (July 31, 1992)
STS-60 (February 3, 1994)
STS-75 (February 22, 1996)
STS-91 (June 2, 1998)
STS-111 (June 5, 2002)
4 Sidney M. Gutierrez.jpg Sidney M. Gutierrez
June 27, 1951
 United States First U.S.-born Hispanic astronaut STS-40 (June 5, 1991)
STS-59 (April 9, 1994)
5 Ellen Ochoa.jpg Ellen Ochoa
May 10, 1958
 United States
( Mexico)
First female Hispanic astronaut STS-56 (April 8, 1993)
STS-66 (November 3, 1994)
STS-96 (May 27, 1999)
STS-110 (April 8, 2002)
6 Michael Lopez-Alegria.jpg Michael Lopez-Alegria
May 30, 1958
 United States
( Spain)
First Spanish-born astronaut STS-73 (October 20, 1995)
STS-92 (October 11, 2000)
STS-113 (November 24, 2002)
Soyuz TMA-9 (September 18, 2006)
7 Carlos Noriega.jpg Carlos I. Noriega
October 8, 1959
 United States
( Peru)
First Peruvian-born astronaut STS-84 (May 15, 1997)
STS-97 (November 30, 2000)
8 Pedro Duque.jpg Pedro Duque
March 14, 1963
 Spain First Spanish astronaut STS-95 (October 29, 1998)
Soyuz TMA-3/2 (October 18, 2003)
9 John Olivas v2.jpg John D. Olivas
May 25, 1965
 United States
( Mexico)
STS-117 (June 8, 2007)
STS-128 (August 28, 2009)
10 Zamka G NASA.jpg George D. Zamka
June 29, 1962
 United States
( Colombia)
STS-120 (October 23, 2007)
STS-130 (February 8, 2010)
11 Joseph Acaba v2.jpg Joseph M. Acaba
May 17, 1967
 United States
( Puerto Rico)
First Puerto Rican astronaut STS-119 (March 15, 2009)
Soyuz TMA-04M (May 15, 2012)[1]
12 Jose Hernandez v2.jpg Jose Hernández
August 7, 1962
 United States
( Mexico)
STS-128 (August 28, 2009)

Other Hispanic astronauts[edit]

Image Name
Birth date
Country Comment
Serena M. Aunon, NASA astronaut candidate.jpg Serena M. Auñón
Apr. 9, 1976
 United States
( Cuba)
Astronaut candidate.
Jose Lopez Falcon
February 8, 1950
 Cuba Backup for Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez on Soyuz 38
Ricardo Peralta (NASA photo).jpg Ricardo Peralta y Fabi
 Mexico Backup for Rodolfo Neri Vela on STS-61-B
Fernando Caldeiro.jpg Fernando Caldeiro
June 12, 1958
 United States
( Argentina)
Died October 3, 2009.
Christopher Loria.jpg Christopher Loria
July 9, 1960
 United States Retired as astronaut 2005.
NASA-Genoveva Negron.jpg Genoveva Negrón
(c. 1980)
 United States
( Puerto Rico)
53rd crew of the Spaceward Bound program at the Mars Desert Research Station
2006[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Astronomy PR Archived 2009-05-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Genoveva Negrón: Una astronauta mayagüezana". lacallerevista.com. Retrieved 2017-09-11. 
  3. ^ "Genoveva Negrón: Una boricua en la NASA". Metro. Retrieved 2017-09-11.