This page is dedicated to remembering those who have given their lives in the pursuit of the exploration of space for the United States of America. Their names are part of the Astronaut Memorial at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and the Astronaut Hall of Fame near KSC.
There are also those who have flown with honor and distinction, and have fallen along the way.
To the brave men and women of Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle.
We will not see their like again.
The crew of Apollo 1 - January 27, 1967.
Virgil I. Grissom - Second suborbital Mercury flight, "Liberty Bell 7" (MR-4) - Commander, Apollo 1 (AS-204)
Edward H. White II - First American Spacewalker, Gemini 4 - Commander Module Pilot, Apollo 1 (AS-204)
Roger B. Chaffee - Lunar Module Pilot, Apollo 1 (AS-204)
Shuttle Mission 51-L
The crew of Shuttle Mission 51-L - Lost January 28, 1986
Micheal Smith, Richard Scobee, Ronald McNair, Elison Onazuka, S.Christa McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis, Judith Resnik.
Shuttle Mission STS-107
The crew of Shuttle Mission STS-107 - Lost February 1, 2003.
Rick Husband, Kalpana Chawla, William McCool, David Brown, Laurel Clark, Michael Anderson, Ilan Ramon
And to the other brave American Astronauts who are no longer with us...
John "Jack" Swigert
Command Module Pilot, Apollo 13
December 27, 1982
Command Module Pilot, Apollo 7
December 2, 1987
Ronald E. Evans, Jr.
Command Module Pilot, Apollo 17
April 7, 1990
James B. Irwin
Lunar Module Pilot, Apollo 15
August 8, 1991
Donald K. "Deke" Slaton
Docking Module Pilot, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project
June 13. 1993
Stuart A. Roosa
Command Module Pilot, Apollo 14
December 12, 1994
Alan B. Shepard, Jr.
First American in Space, Mercury "Freedom 7" (MR-3)
Commander, Apollo 14.
July 21, 1998
Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr.
Pilot, Gemini 5
Commander, Gemini 11, Apollo 12
July 8, 1999
L. Gordon Cooper
Last flight of Project Mercury, "Faith 7" (MA-9)
Commander, Gemini 5.
October 4, 2004
Walter M. Schirra
Third Mercury orbital flight, "Sigma 7" (MA-8)
Commander, Gemini 6, Apollo 7
May 2, 2007
Sally K. Ride
Mission Specialist. STS-7, STS-41G
July 23, 2012
Neil A. Armstrong
Commander, Gemini 8, Apollo 11 - First Man on the Moon
August 25, 2012
M. Scott Carpenter
Second Mercury orbital flight, "Aurora 7" (MA-7)
October 10, 2013
Edgar D. Mitchell
LMP - Apollo 14
February 4, 2016
Senator John Herchel Glenn, Jr.
First American to Orbit Earth - Friendship 7 (MA-6) February 20, 1962
Returned to Orbit - STS-95 - Discovery - October 29, 1998
December 8, 2016
Capt. Eugene Cernan, USN, Ret.
Second Pilot - Gemini 9
LMP - Apollo 10
CDR - Apollo 17
Last Apollo Astronaut to walk on the Moon
January 16, 2017
RICHARD F. GORDON, JR. (CAPTAIN, USN, RET.)
NASA ASTRONAUT (FORMER)
Pilot - Gemini XI
CMP - Apollo 12
November 6, 2017