Encyclopedia Astronautica
NASA Group 17 - 1998



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NASA Group 17 - 1998
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Requirement: pilot, engineer, and scientist astronauts for space shuttle flights. Nickname: The Penguins. Originally called the Dodos by the Sardines, after an extinct flightless bird; they renamed themselves after a flightless bird that eats fish...

AKA: Penguins.

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Associated People
  • Nicollier Nicollier, Claude (1944-) Swiss test pilot mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-46, STS-61, STS-75, STS-103. First Swiss astronaut. More...
  • Tryggvason Tryggvason, Bjarni Valdimar (1945-) Icelandic-Canadian engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-85. CSA; Alternate Payload Specialist to MacLean for STS-52 Mission LAGEOS-2 and Test of the Canadian Space Vision System. More...
  • Schlegel Schlegel, Hans Wilhelm (1951-) German physicist mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-55, STS-122. More...
  • Morgan Morgan, Barbara Radding 'Barby' (1951-) American teacher mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-118. Teacher. More...
  • Foreman Foreman, Michael James (1957-) American test pilot mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-123, STS-129. More...
  • Nespoli Nespoli, Paolo Alberto (1957-) Italian engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-120, ISS EO-26. More...
  • Fossum Fossum, Michael Edward (1957-) American test pilot mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-121, STS-124, ISS EO-28. More...
  • Anderson, Clayton Anderson, Clayton Conrad (1959-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on ISS EO-15-1, STS-131. More...
  • Creamer Creamer, Timothy John 'TJ' (1959-) American physicist mission specialist astronaut, 1998-on. More...
  • Wheelock Wheelock, Douglas Harry (1960-) American test pilot mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-120, ISS EO-24. US Army. More...
  • Archambault Archambault, Lee Joseph 'Bru' (1960-) American test pilot astronaut. Flew on STS-117, STS-119. Grew up in Bellwood, Illinois. Flew 22 combat missions in F-117s during the Gulf War. More...
  • Swanson Swanson, Steven Ray 'Swanny' (1960-) American computer scientist mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-117, STS-119. More...
  • Ferguson Ferguson, Christopher John (1961-) American test pilot astronaut. Flew on STS-115, STS-126, STS-135. More...
  • Poindexter Poindexter, Alan Goodwin 'Dex' (1961-) American test pilot astronaut. Flew on STS-122, STS-131. Grew up in Rockville, Maryland, son of John Poindexter, a US Naval Officer and senior US government official. More...
  • Johnson, Gregory H Johnson, Gregory Harold 'Box' (1962-) British-American test pilot astronaut. Flew on STS-123, STS-134. Flew 34 combat missions in Operation Desert Storm. More...
  • Zamka Zamka, George David 'Zambo' (1962-) Hispanic-American test pilot astronaut. Flew on STS-120, STS-130. Grew up in Rochester, Michigan. US Marine Corps. More...
  • Woodward Woodward, Neil Whitney III (1962-) American test pilot mission specialist astronaut, 1998-2008. More...
  • Chamitoff Chamitoff, Gregory Errol (1962-) Jewish-Canadian engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on ISS EO-17-1, STS-134. More...
  • Pontes Pontes, Marcos Cesar (1963-) Brazilian test pilot mission specialist astronaut. Flew on ISS EP-10. More...
  • Hilliard Robertson, Patricia Consolatrix nee Hilliard (1963-2001) American physician mission specialist astronaut, 1998-2001. More...
  • Melvin Melvin, Leland Devon 'Lee' (1964-) African-American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-122, STS-129. More...
  • Patrick Patrick, Nicholas James MacDonald (1964-) British-American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-116, STS-130. More...
  • Vittori Vittori, Roberto (1964-) Italian test pilot mission specialist astronaut. Flew on ISS EP-3, ISS EP-8, STS-134. Italian Air Force. More...
  • Ham Ham, Kenneth Todd (1964-) American test pilot astronaut. Flew on STS-124, STS-132. More...
  • Oefelein Oefelein, William Anthony 'Bill' (1965-) American test pilot astronaut. Flew on STS-116. More...
  • Olivas Olivas, John Daniel 'Danny' (1965-) Hispanic-American engineer mission specialist astronaut 1998-2010. Flew on STS-117, STS-128. More...
  • Love Love, Stanley Glen (1965-) American astronomer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-122. More...
  • Williams Williams, Sunita Lyn 'Suni' (1965-) American test pilot mission specialist astronaut. Flew on ISS EO-14-1. US Navy test pilot. Grew up in Needham, Massachusetts. More...
  • Reisman Reisman, Garrett Erin (1968-) Jewish-American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on ISS EO-16-3, STS-123, STS-132. More...
  • Caldwell Dyson Caldwell, Tracy Ellen (1969-) American chemist mission specialist astronaut. Chemist. Flew on STS-118, ISS EO-23. More...

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

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