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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
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. ...more

Sunita Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
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 ...more

Frank De Winne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
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 ...more

Robert Thirsk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
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 ...more

Garrett Reisman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
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 ...more

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

Sandra Magnus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
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 ...more

Julie Payette is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
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 ...more

Clayton Anderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Clayton Conrad Anderson is a NASA astronaut. Launched on STS-117, he replaced Sunita Williams on June 10, 2007 as a member of the ISS Expedition 15 crew.

Fyodor Yurchikhin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Fyodor Nikolayevich Yurchikhin, is a Russian cosmonaut of Greek descent and RSC Energia test-pilot who has flown on three spaceflights. His first spaceflight was a 10-day Space Shuttle mission ...more

Shannon Walker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Shannon Walker is an American scientist and a NASA astronaut, whose first space mission was Expedition 24 on the International Space Station with take-off on 15 June 2010. She is married to a ...more

Timothy Kopra is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Timothy Lennart Kopra is a Colonel in the United States Army and a NASA astronaut. He served aboard the International Space Station as a flight engineer for Expedition 20, returning to Earth ...more

Svetlana Savitskaya is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Svetlana Yevgenyevna Savitskaya is a former Soviet aviator and cosmonaut who flew aboard Soyuz T-7 in 1982, becoming the second woman in space some 19 years after Valentina Tereshkova.

Steven Swanson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Steven Ray Swanson is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. He is married and has three children. Steven has received numerous awards and honors. These include the NASA Exceptional ...more

Gennadi Strekalov is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Gennadi Mikhailovich Strekalov was an engineer, cosmonaut, and administrator at Russian aerospace firm RSC Energia. He flew into space five times and lived aboard the Salyut-6, Salyut-7, and Mir ...more

Jeffrey Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Jeffrey Nels Williams is a retired United States Army officer and a NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of three space flights.

Koichi Wakata is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Koichi Wakata is a Japanese engineer and a JAXA astronaut. Wakata is a veteran of four NASA Space Shuttle missions, a Russian Soyuz mission and a long-duration stay on the International Space ...more

Thomas Reiter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Thomas Arthur Reiter is a retired European astronaut and is a Brigadier General in the German Air Force currently working as Director of Human Spaceflight and Operations at the European Space ...more

Soichi Noguchi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Soichi Noguchi is a Japanese aeronautical engineer and a JAXA astronaut. His first spaceflight was as a Mission Specialist aboard STS-114 on 26 July 2005 for NASA's first "return to ...more

Yury Lonchakov is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Yury Valentinovich Lonchakov is a Russian former cosmonaut and a veteran of three space missions. He has spent 200 days in space and has conducted two career spacewalks.

Léopold Eyharts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Léopold Eyharts is a Brigadier General in the French Air Force, an engineer and ESA astronaut.

Roberto Vittori is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Roberto Vittori is an Italian air force officer and an ESA astronaut. After graduating from the Italian Accademia Aeronautica in 1989, Vittori flew in the Italian Air Force. He then trained as a ...more

Salizhan Sharipov is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Salizhan Shakirovich Sharipov is a Kyrgyzstan cosmonaut of Uzbek ancestry. Sharipov is a co-author and investigator for the Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity project. He has been to ...more

Paolo A. Nespoli is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Paolo Angelo Nespoli is an Italian astronaut and engineer . In 2007, he first traveled into space aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery as a mission specialist of STS-120. In December 2010 he again ...more

Mikhail Tyurin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Mikhail Vladislavovich Tyurin is a Russian cosmonaut.

Jerry L. Ross is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Jerry Lynn Ross is a retired United States Air Force officer and a former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of seven Space Shuttle missions, making him the joint record holder for most ...more

John L. Phillips is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
John Lynch Phillips, PhD is a NASA astronaut. Phillips is also a Naval Aviator and retired Captain, United States Navy Reserve. Phillips has received numerous awards and special honors. He is a ...more

Roman Romanenko is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Roman Yurievich Romanenko is a cosmonaut at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.

Valeri Tokarev is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Valeri Ivanovich Tokarev, Russian Air Force Colonel and test cosmonaut at the Yuri A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, was born October 29, 1952 in the town of Kap-Yar, Astrakhan Oblast and ...more

Pedro Duque is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Pedro Duque Duque is a Spanish astronaut and a veteran of two space missions. Duque earned a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in 1986. He ...more

Valery Ryumin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Valery Victorovich Ryumin is a former Soviet cosmonaut.

Jack Brabham is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Sir John Arthur "Jack" Brabham, AO, OBE was an Australian racing driver who was Formula One champion in 1959, 1960, and 1966. He was a founder of the Brabham racing team and race car ...more

Aleksandr Serebrov is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Serebrov was a Soviet cosmonaut. He graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and was selected as a cosmonaut on December 1, 1978. He retired on May 10, ...more

Musa Manarov is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Musa Khiramanovich Manarov is a Soviet Azerbaijani cosmonaut who has spent 541 days in space. He was a colonel at the Soviet Air Force and graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute with an ...more

Daniel M. Tani is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Daniel M. Tani is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. Although born in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, he considers Lombard, Illinois, to be his hometown. With Peggy Whitson, Tani conducted ...more

Konstantin Kozeyev is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Konstantin Mirovich Kozeyev is a Russian cosmonaut.

Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandi... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin is a Russian cosmonaut. He is married with two children. He was selected as a cosmonaut on December 1, 1978, and retired on October 17, 1994. He flew as a flight ...more

Aleksandr Pavlovich Aleksandro... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Aleksandr Pavlovich Aleksandrov is a former Soviet cosmonaut and twice Hero of the Soviet Union.

Aleksandr Laveykin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Aleksandr Ivanovich Laveykin was a Soviet cosmonaut. Born in Moscow, Laveykin was selected as a cosmonaut on December 1, 1978. He flew on one spaceflight, for the first part of the long duration ...more

Aleksandr Lazutkin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Aleksandr Ivanovich Lazutkin is a Russian cosmonaut. He was selected as cosmonaut on March 3, 1992. His first spaceflight was Soyuz TM-25, on which he was the flight engineer. He is married and ...more

Aleksandr Poleshchuk is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Aleksandr Fyodorovich Poleshchuk is a Russian cosmonaut. Born in Cheremkhovo, Irkutsk region, he graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute in 1977 with a mechanical engineering diploma. He ...more

Viktor Savinykh is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Viktor Petrovich Savinykh was born in Berezkiny, Kirov Oblast, Russian SFSR on March 7, 1940. Married with one child. Selected as a cosmonaut on December 1, 1978. Retired on February 9, 1989. ...more

Scott Kelly is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Scott Joseph Kelly is an American astronaut, engineer and a retired U.S. Navy Captain. A veteran of three previous missions, Kelly was selected in November 2012 for a special year-long mission ...more

Rex J. Walheim is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Rex Joseph Walheim is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut. He has flown three space shuttle missions, STS-110, STS-122, and STS-135. Rex has logged over 566 hours in space, ...more

Nicole Stott is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Nicole Marie Passonno Stott is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. She served as a Flight Engineer on ISS Expedition 20 and Expedition 21 and was a Mission Specialist on STS-128. In 2011, ...more

Michael Fincke is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Edward Michael "Mike"/"Spanky" Fincke is an American astronaut who currently holds the American record for the most time in space. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, ...more

Jose M. Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
José Moreno Hernández, is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut. Hernández was born in French Camp, California, but calls Stockton, California, his hometown. His ...more

Aleksandr Kaleri is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Aleksandr Yuriyevich "Sasha" Kaleri is a Russian cosmonaut and veteran of extended stays on the Mir Space Station and the International Space Station. Kaleri has recently been in space ...more

Michael Barratt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Michael Reed Barratt is an American physician and a NASA astronaut. Specializing in aerospace medicine, Barratt served as a flight surgeon for NASA before his selection as an astronaut, and has ...more

Oleg Skripochka is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Flight Engineers
Oleg Ivanovich Skripochka is a Russian cosmonaut. In 2011 he was in space serving as an Expedition 25/26 crewmember. On April 12, 2011, Skripochka was awarded the titles of Hero of the Russian ...more