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List of famous flight engineers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top flight engineers in the world? This includes the most prominent flight engineers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable flight engineers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic flight engineers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned flight engineers.

A list made up of people like Frank De Winne and Garrett Reisman.

From reputable, prominent, and well known flight engineers to the lesser known flight engineers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the flight engineer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous flight engineers ever?" and "What are the names of famous flight engineers?" then you're in the right place. (62 items)
Lisa Nowak is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
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Lisa Marie Nowak is an American former naval flight officer and NASA astronaut. Born in Washington, D.C., she was selected by NASA in 1996 and qualified as a mission specialist in robotics. Nowak flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery during the STS-121 mission in July 2006, where she was responsible ...more

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Age: 53

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Profession: Flight engineer, Astronaut, Engineer

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Sunita Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
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Sunita Lyn "Suni" Williams née Pandya is an American astronaut and United States Navy officer of Indian-Slovenian descent. She holds the records for longest single space flight by a woman, total spacewalks by a woman, and most spacewalk time for a woman. Williams was assigned to the International ...more

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Age: 51

Birthplace: Euclid, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Flight engineer, Astronaut, Engineer

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Frank De Winne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
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Frank, Viscount De Winne is a Belgian Air Component officer and an ESA astronaut. He is Belgium's second person in space. He was the first ESA astronaut to command a space mission when he served as commander of ISS Expedition 21. ESA astronaut de Winne serves currently as Head of the European ...more

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Age: 55

Birthplace: Ghent, Belgium

Profession: Flight engineer, Astronaut, Engineer

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Robert Thirsk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
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Robert Brent "Bob" Thirsk, OC OBC is a Canadian engineer and physician, and a former Canadian Space Agency astronaut. He holds the Canadian records for the longest space flight and the most time spent in space. He became an officer of the Order of Canada in 2013 and was named to the Order of British ...more

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Age: 63

Birthplace: New Westminster, Canada

Profession: Flight engineer, Astronaut, Physician, Engineer

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Garrett Reisman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
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Garrett Erin Reisman is an American engineer and former NASA astronaut. He was a backup crew member for Expedition 15 and joined Expedition 16 aboard the International Space Station for a short time before becoming a member of Expedition 17. He returned to Earth on June 14, 2008 on board STS-124 on ...more

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Age: 49

Birthplace: Morristown, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Flight engineer, Astronaut, Engineer

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Stephen Robinson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
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Stephen Kern Robinson is a former NASA astronaut. ...more

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Age: 61

Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States of America

Profession: Flight engineer, Astronaut

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Sandra Magnus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
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Sandra Hall Magnus is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. She returned to Earth with the crew of STS-119 Discovery on March 28, 2009, after having spent 134 days in orbit. She was assigned to the crew of STS-135, the final mission of the Space Shuttle. She is also a licensed amateur radio ...more

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Age: 52

Birthplace: Belleville, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Flight engineer, Astronaut, Engineer

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Julie Payette is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
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Julie Payette, OC, CQ is a Canadian engineer and astronaut. Payette has completed two spaceflights, STS-96 and STS-127, logging more than 25 days in space. She served as Chief Astronaut for the CSA, and has served in other roles for both NASA and CSA, such as CAPCOM. In July 2013, Julie Payette was ...more

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Age: 53

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Profession: Flight engineer, Astronaut, Engineer

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