Encyclopedia Astronautica
NASA Group 20 - 2009


Requirement: pilot and mission specialists for post-ISS spaceflights to the moon and beyond. Nickname: The Chumps (unexplained; originally the Chimps, but perhaps the Chumps based on the unlikelihood they will ever fly in space).

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Associated People
  • Epps Epps, Jeanette Jo (1970-) American scientist mission specialist astronaut, 2009-on. More...
  • Onishi Onishi, Takuya (1975-) Japanese pilot mission specialist astronaut, 2009-on. More...
  • Wiseman Wiseman, Gregory Reid (1975-) American test pilot astronaut, 2009-on. More...
  • Vande Hei Vande Hei, Mark Thomas (1966-) American scientist mission specialist astronaut, 2009-on. More...
  • Yui Yui, Kimiya (1970-) Japanese pilot mission specialist astronaut, 2009-on. More...
  • Tingle Tingle, Scott David (1965-) American test pilot astronaut, 2009-on. More...
  • Saint-Jacques Saint-Jacques, David (1970-) Canadian physicist mission specialist astronaut, 2009-on. More...
  • Rubins Rubins, Kathleen Hallisey "Kate" (1978-) American scientist mission specialist astronaut, 2009-on. More...
  • Lindgren Lindgren, Kjell Norwood (1973-) American physician mission specialist astronaut, 2009-on. More...
  • Kanai Kanai, Norishige (1976-) Japanese physician mission specialist astronaut, 2009-on. More...
  • Hopkins Hopkins, Michael Scott (1968-) American scientist mission specialist astronaut, 2009-on. More...
  • Hansen, Jeremy Hansen, Jeremy Roger (1976-) Canadian pilot mission specialist astronaut, 2009-on. More...
  • Aunon Aun, Serena Maria (1976-) American physician mission specialist astronaut, 2009-on. More...
  • Hansen Hansen, Grant Lewis (1921-) American engineer, aerospace manager who played key roles in development of the Thor and Centaur rockets. More...

See also
  • Astronaut Category of persons, applied to those trained for spaceflight outside of Russia and China. More...

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