List of Jewish astronauts

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This is a list of Jewish astronauts.

# Image Name
(birth date)
Country Comment Missions (launch date)
1 Boris Volynov[1]
(December 18, 1934)
 Soviet Union First Jewish cosmonaut. Soyuz 5 (January 15, 1969)
Soyuz 21 (July 6, 1976)
2 Judith Resnik.jpg Judith Resnik[2][3][4]
(April 5, 1949)
 United States First Jewish American in space and first Jewish woman in space. Died in the Challenger disaster, January 28, 1986. STS-41-D (August 30, 1984)
STS-51-L (January 28, 1986)
3 JeffreyAlanHoffman.jpg Jeffrey A. Hoffman[2][3][4][5]
(November 2, 1944)
 United States First Jewish American male astronaut. STS-51-D (April 12, 1985)
STS-35 (December 2, 1990)
STS-46 (July 31, 1992)
STS-61 (December 2, 1993)
STS-75 (February 22, 1996)
4 Ellen Louise Shulman Baker.jpg Ellen S. Baker[2][3]
(April 27, 1953)
 United States STS-34 (October 18, 1989)
STS-50 (June 25, 1992)
STS-71 (June 27, 1995)
5 MarshaIvins-NASA.jpg Marsha Ivins[2]
(April 15, 1951)
 United States STS-32 (January 9, 1990)
STS-46 (July 31, 1992)
STS-62 (March 4, 1994)
STS-81 (January 12, 1997)
STS-98 (February 7, 2001)
6 Jerome Apt.jpg Jerome Apt[2][3]
(April 28, 1949)
 United States 2 EVAs April 7, 1991; April 8, 1991; STS-37 (April 5, 1991)
STS-47 (September 12, 1992)
STS-59 (April 9, 1994)
STS-79 (September 16, 1996)
7 DavidWolfv2.jpg David Wolf[2][4][5][6]
(August 23, 1956)
 United States Served on the Mir 24 Expedition. 7 EVAs: January 14, 1998; October 10, 2002; October 12, 2002; October 14, 2002; July 18, 2009; July 20, 2009; July 22, 2009 STS-58 (October 18, 1993)
STS-86/89 (September 25, 1997)
STS-112 (October 7, 2002)
STS-127 (July 15, 2009)
8 Astronaut martin joseph fettman.jpg Martin J. Fettman[2][6]
(December 31, 1956)
 United States STS-58 (October 18, 1993)
9 John Grunsfeld.jpg John M. Grunsfeld[2][7]
(October 10, 1958)
 United States 8 EVAs: December 22, 1999; December 24, 1999; March 4, 2002; March 6, 2002; March 8, 2002; May 14, 2009; May 16, 2009; May 18, 2009 STS-67 (March 2, 1995)
STS-81 (January 12, 1997)
STS-103 (December 19, 1999)
STS-109 (March 1, 2002)
STS-125 (May 11, 2009)
10 ScottHorowitz-NASA.jpg Scott J. Horowitz[2][3][4]
(March 24, 1957)
 United States STS-75 (February 22, 1996)
STS-82 (February 11, 1997)
STS-101 (May 19, 2000)
STS-105 (August 10, 2001)
11 Mark Polansky.jpg Mark L. Polansky[8]
(June 2, 1956)
 United States STS-98 (February 7, 2001)
STS-116 (December 9, 2006)
STS-127 (July 15, 2009)
12 Ilan Ramon, NASA photo portrait in orange suit.jpg Ilan Ramon[2][3][5]
(June 20, 1954)
 Israel First Israeli astronaut. Died in the Columbia disaster, February 1, 2003. STS-107 (January 16, 2003)
13 Garrettreismanv2.jpg Garrett Reisman[2][5][9][10]
(February 10, 1968)
 United States Served on ISS Expedition 16 and 17. 1 EVA March 14, 2008. STS-123/124 (March 11, 2008)
STS-132 (May 14, 2010)
14 Gregorychamitoffv2.jpg Gregory Chamitoff[5][11]
(August 6, 1962)
 United States Served on ISS Expedition 17 and 18. STS-124/126 (May 31, 2008)
STS-134 (May 16, 2011)

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Jewish Achievement". Jewish Achievement. Retrieved March 7, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "NASA Jews". Jbuff.com. Retrieved March 7, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d "Oh, heavens! Jews make mark in outer space | j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California". Jweekly.com. July 19, 2002. Retrieved March 7, 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d e Null / March 28, 2008 (March 28, 2008). "5 Jewish Astronauts Who Brought Their Judaica Into Space by Null". Jewcy.com. Retrieved March 7, 2011.
  6. ^ a b "Astronaut hopes to celebrate High Holy Days aboard Mir | j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California". Jweekly.com. September 26, 1997. Retrieved March 7, 2011.
  7. ^ "Astronaut John Grunsfeld: Chicago Jewish Roots in Outer Space" (PDF), Chicago Jewish History, Chicago Jewish Historical Society, 33 (3), Summer 2009
  8. ^ "Space flight for toy bear links Holocaust, Darfur genocide - collectSPACE: Messages". collectSPACE. Retrieved March 7, 2011.
  9. ^ Ilani, Ofri (April 2, 2008). "Who puts up a mezuzah in space? A Jewish astronaut - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News". Haaretz.com. Retrieved March 7, 2011.
  10. ^ Runyan, Joshua (March 13, 2008). "Chasidic Gathering in Florida Sends Off Jewish Astronaut - News Stories - Chabad-Lubavitch News". Chabad.org. Retrieved March 7, 2011.
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