Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

Created By The Mercury 7 Astronauts

U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

In the 1980s, the six surviving Mercury 7 astronauts conceived of a place where space travelers could be remembered — much like baseball players and other sports figures. Their dream was realized in 1990 when the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame opened in Titusville, Florida, outside a gate to the Kennedy Space Center. The Astronaut Hall of Fame is now part of the KSC Visitor Complex (KSCVC), which is operated by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts. Under an agreement with KSCVC, the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) serves as a consultant in the operation of the Hall. ASF's duties include supervising the selection, by an outside committee, of astronauts for enshrinement in the Astronaut Hall of Fame, obtaining their personal artifacts for display in the museum, and participating in their induction ceremonies — and working with KSCVC and NASA on special events. In return, KSCVC contributes to the ASF's scholarship program. The U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame tells in a unique way the history of human space flight and features the world's largest collection of personal astronaut memorabilia.

U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Inductee Biographies

Buzz Aldrin Buzz Aldrin

Gemini 12, Apollo 11

allen Joseph Allen

STS-5, STS-51A

William A Anders William Anders

Apollo 8

Neil Armstrong Neil Armstrong

Gemini 8, Apollo 11

Alan Bean Alan Bean

Apollo 12, Skylab 3

John Blaha John Blaha

STS-29, STS-33, STS-43,
STS-58, STS-79, STS-81

Guion S Bluford Jr Guion S. Bluford, Jr.

STS-8, STS-61A, STS-39,
STS-53

Karol Bo Bobko Karol “Bo” Bobko

STS-6, STS-51D, STS-51J

Charles-Bolden Charles Bolden

STS-61C, STS-31, STS-45,
STS-60

Frank Borman Frank Borman

Gemini 7, Apollo 8

Kenneth D Bowersox Kenneth D. Bowersox

STS-50, STS-61, STS-73,
STS-82, STS-113

Vance Brand Vance Brand

ASTP, STS-5, STS-41B, STS-35

brandenstein Dan Brandenstein

STS-8, STS-51G, STS-32, STS-49

Brown_small Curt Brown

STS-47, STS-66, STS-77, STS-85, STS-95, STS-103

Robert Cabana Robert Cabana

STS-41, STS-53, STS-65, STS-88

Mercury 7 astronaut and ASF founder Scott Carpenter Scott Carpenter

Mercury-Atlas 7

carr Jerry Carr

Skylab 4

Eugene A Cernan Gene Cernan

Gemini 9A, Apollo 10, Apollo 17

Roger B Chaffee Roger B. Chaffee

Apollo 1

chilton Kevin Chilton

STS-49, STS-59, STS-79

Michael Coats Michael Coats

STS-41D, STS-29, STS-39

Eileen Collins Eileen Collins

STS-63, STS-84, STS-93, STS-114

SPACE-MOON-ANNIVERSARY-COLLINS Michael Collins

Gemini 10, Apollo 11

Charles Pete Conrad Jr Charles (Pete) Conrad, Jr.

Gemini 5, Gemini 11, Apollo 12, Skylab 2

L Gordon Cooper Jr L. Gordon Cooper, Jr.

Mercury-Atlas 9, Gemini 5

Richard Covey Dick Covey

STS-51I, STS-26, STS-38,
STS-61

Robert L Crippen Robert Crippen

STS-1, STS-7, STS-41C, STS-41G

Frank L Culbertson Frank Culbertson

STS-38, STS-51, STS-105,
STS-108, Expedition 3

Walt Cunningham Walt Cunningham

Apollo 7

Chang-Diaz Franklin Chang Díaz

STS-61-C, STS-34, STS-46, STS-60, STS-75, STS-91, STS-111

Charles Duke Charlie Duke

Apollo 16

Dunbar_small-400x500 Bonnie Dunbar

STS-61A, STS-32, STS-50, STS-71, STS-89.

Donn Eisele Donn Eisele

Apollo 7

Joe H Engle Joe Engle

STS-2, STS-51I

Ronald E Evans Ronald E. Evans

Apollo 17

Gordon G Fullerton Gordon Fullerton

STS-3, STS-51F

Owen Garriott Owen Garriott

Skylab 3, STS-9

ed Gibson Ed Gibson

Skylab 4

Robert L Hoot Gibson Robert Gibson

STS-41B, STS-61C, STS-27,
STS-47, STS-71

glenn John Glenn

Mercury-Atlas 6, STS-95

gordon Dick Gordon

Gemini 11, Apollo 12

Fredrick Gregory Fred Gregory

STS-51B, STS-33, STS-44

Virgil Grissom Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom

Mercury-Liberty Bell 7,
Gemini 3, Apollo 1

Fred_Haise Fred Haise

Apollo 13, ALT

Henry Hartsfield Henry Hartsfield

STS-4, STS-41D, STS-61A

Frederick H Rick Hauck Rick Hauck

STS-7, STS-51A, STS-26

Steven Hawley Steve Hawley

STS-31, STS-93, STS-41D,
STS-61C, STS-82

Susan J Helms Susan J. Helms

STS-54, STS-64, STS-78,
STS-101, STS-102/STS-105

Jeffrey Hoffman Jeff Hoffman

STS-51D, STS-35, STS-46,
STS-61, STS-75

James B Irwin James B. Irwin

Apollo 15

Joseph P Kerwin Joe Kerwin

Skylab 2

Jack Lousma Jack Lousma

Skylab 3, STS-3

James Lovell James Lovell

Gemini 7, Gemini 12, Apollo 8, Apollo 13

Thomas K Mattingly II Thomas Mattingly

Apollo 16, STS-4, STS-51C

Bruce McCandless Bruce McCandless

STS-41B, STS-31

James McDivitt Jim McDivitt

Gemini 4, Apollo 9

Edgar Mitchell Edgar Mitchell

Apollo 14

Story Musgrave Story Musgrave

STS-6, STS-51F, STS-33,
STS-44, STS-61, STS-80

George Nelson George Nelson

STS-41C, STS-61C, STS-26

Bryan OConnor Bryan O’Connor

STS-61B, STS-40

bill pogue Bill Pogue

Skylab 4

precourt Charles Precourt

STS-55, STS-71, STS-84, STS-91

Sally Ride Sally K. Ride

STS-7, STS-41G

Stuart A Roosa Stuart A. Roosa

Apollo 14

schirra Walter M. Schirra

Mercury-Atlas 8, Gemini 6A, Apollo 7

Harrison Schmitt Harrison Schmitt

Apollo 17

Francis R Dick Scobee Francis R. Scobee

STS-41C, STS-51L

David Scott Dave Scott

Gemini 8, Apollo 9, Apollo 15

Brewster Shaw Brewster Shaw

STS-9, STS-61-B, STS-28

alan shepard Alan B. Shepard, Jr.

Mercury-Freedom 7, Apollo 14

William Shepherd William Shepherd

STS-27, STS-41, STS-52, Expedition 1

Loren J Shriver Loren Shriver

STS-51-C, STS-31, STS-46

slayton Donald K. (Deke) Slayton

Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

stafford Thomas Stafford

Gemini 6, Gemini 9, Apollo 10, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

Kathryn D Sullivan Kathy Sullivan

STS-41-G, STS-31, STS-45

Norman E Thagard Norm Thagard

STS-7, STS-51B, STS-30,
STS-42, Soyuz TM-21,
Mir EO-18, STS-71

thornton Kathy Thornton

STS-33, STS-49, STS-61, STS-73

Richard H Truly Richard Truly

STS-2, STS-8

Paul J Weitz Paul Weitz

Skylab 2, STS-6

James_Wetherbee James Wetherbee

STS-32, STS-52, STS-113,
STS-63, STS-86, STS-102

Edward H White II Edward H. White II

Gemini 4, Apollo 1

wordon Al Al Worden

Apollo 15

John Young John Young

Gemini 3, Gemini 10, Apollo 10, Apollo 16, STS-1, STS-9