Michigan Astronauts

 

The following list of Astronauts have had or currently have ties to the state of Michigan. Have we missed one? Let us know! Send an email with the Astronaut name, link to their bio along with Michigander connection to mispacegrant@umich.edu.
Astronaut Alfred Merrill Worden

Alfred Merril Worden

Born: February 7, 1932
Retired: 1975
Died: March 18, 2020
Mission(s): Apollo 15
Michigander: Born in Jackson, MI. Received a Master of Science degrees in Astronautical/Aeronautical Engineering and Instrumentation Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1963.
Read full bio here.
Astronaut Jack Robert Lousma (Colonel, USMC, RET.)

Jack Robert Lousma

Born: February 29, 1936
Retired: October 1, 1983
Mission(s): Skylab 3, STS-3
Michigander: Born in Grand Rapids, MI. Graduated from Ann Arbor High School in Ann Arbor, MI. Received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1959. Presented an honorary Doctorate of Astronautical Science from the University of Michigan in 1973, an honorary Doctor of Science from Hope College in 1982, and an honorary Doctor of Science in Business Administration from Cleary College in 1986. Member of the University of Michigan “M” Club.
Read full bio here.
Astronaut Anthony W. England

Anthony W. England

Born: May 15, 1942
Retired: August 31, 1988
Mission(s): STS-51-F
Michigander: Currently the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan’s Dearborn campus.
Read full bio here.
Astronaut Brewster H. Shaw

Brewster H. Shaw

Born: May 16, 1945
Status: Retired
Mission(s): STS-9, STS-61-B, STS-28
Michigander: Born in Cass City, MI.
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Astronaut David C. Leestma

David C. Leestma

Born: May 6, 1949
Status: Retired
Mission(s): STS-41-G, STS-28, STS-45
Michigander: Born in Muskegon, MI.
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Astronaut Donald R. McMonagle

Donald R. McMonagle

Born: May 14, 1952
Status: Retired
Mission(s): STS-39, STS-54, STS-66
Michigander: Born in Flint, MI.
Read full bio here.
Astronaut J. M. Linenger, M.D.

J. M. Linenger, M.D.

Born: January 16, 1955
Status: Retired
Mission(s): STS-64, STS-81/84 (Mir EO-22/23)
Michigander: Born in East Detroit, MI.
Read full bio here.
Astronaut David C. Leestma

Brent W. Jett Jr.

Born: October 5, 1958
Retired: January 2013
Mission(s): STS-72, STS-81, STS-97, STS-115
Michigander: Born in Pontiac, MI
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Astronaut Michael J. Bloomfield

Michael J. Bloomfield

Born: March 16, 1959
Status: Retired
Mission(s): STS-86, STS-97, STS-110
Michigander: Born in Flint, MI
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Astronaut James P. Bagian

James P. Bagian

Born: February 22, 1952
Status: Active
Mission(s): STS-29, STS-40
Michigander: Currently the Director of the Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety at the University of Michigan.
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Astronaut Dominic A. Antonelli

Dominic A. Antonelli

Born: August 23, 1967
Status: Retired
Mission(s): STS-119, STS-132
Michigander: Born in Detroit, MI
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Astronaut Christina Koch

Christina H. Koch

Born: January 29, 1979
Status: Active
Mission(s): Soyuz MS-12/Soyuz MS-13 (Expedition 59/60/61)
Michigander: Born in Grand Rapids, MI
Read full bio here.