Born in Boulder on May 1, 1925. Bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from CU, 1949. Flew the second American manned orbital flight on May 24, 1962.
John M. Grunsfeld
A veteran of four space flights, STS-67 (1995), STS-81 (1997), STS-103 (1999) and STS-109 (2002), Dr. Grunsfeld has logged over 45 days in space, including 5 space walks totaling 37 hours and 32 minutes. Helped repair the Hubble Space Telescope last week aboard the space shuttle Atlantis. Newly named adjoint professor at CU-Boulder.
Received a doctorate of philosophy in aerospace engineering from CU in 1988. A member of the crews on STS-87 Columbia in 1997 and STS-107 Columbia in 2003. Space Shuttle Columbia and the crew perished during entry on Feb. 1, 2003.
Received a master of science degree in aerospace engineering from CU in 1969. Mission specialist on STS 51-L, the Orbiter Challenger in 1986, which exploded 1 minute, 13 seconds after launch.
John L. Swigert
Born in Denver on Aug. 30, 1931. Received a bachelor of science degree from CU in 1953. Was a member of the astronaut support crew for Apollo 7, and replaced prime crewman Thomas K. Mattingly as command module pilot for Apollo 13.
Vance Devie Brand
Born in Longmont May 9, 1931, support crewman on Apollo 8 and 13 who later flew on four missions: Apollo-Soyuz, STS-5, STS-41B, and STS-35.
Loren W. Acton, Ph.D.
Doctor of philosophy from the University of Colorado in 1965; logged over 190 hours in space, including STS-51F/Spacelab-2 Challenger (July 29-Aug. 6, 1985)
Conducted research on microgravity fluid dynamics at CU from 1987 to 1988. Was a member of the Columbia crew in 1997 and the Endeavour crew in 2008. Logged over 754 hours in space.
Gerald P. Carr
Born in Denver on Aug. 22, 1932. Commander of Skylab in 1973. Colonel Carr and his Skylab 4 teammates shared the world record for individual time in space: 2, 017 hours 15 minutes 32 seconds.
Received a doctor of philosophy degree in astro-geophysics from CU in 1980. Logged over 615 hours in space as a member of the crew of Space Shuttle Columbia for the STS-35/Astro-1 and Space Shuttle Endeavour for the STS-67/Astro-2 missions.
John Bennett Herrington
Spent part of his childhood in Colorado Springs. Received a bachelor of science degree in applied mathematics from the CU at Colorado Springs in 1983. Flew on STS-113 Endeavour to the International Space Station, logging over 330 hours in space.
Richard J. Hieb
Received a master of science degree in aerospace engineering from CU in 1979. A veteran of three space flights, STS-39 in 1991, STS-49 in 1992, and STS-65 in 1994. He has logged over 750 hours in space, including over 17 hours of EVA (space walk).
Received a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from CU in 1973. A veteran of five space flights, STS-32 in 1990, STS-46 in 1992, STS-62 in 1994, STS-81 in 1997, and STS-98 in 2001. Logged over 1, 318 hours in space.
John M. "Mike" Lounge
Born June 28, 1946, in Denver. Received a master of science degree in astrogeophysics from CU in 1970. He is a veteran of three space flights and has logged over 482 hours in space.
Bruce McCandless II
Astronaut emeritus with 24 years of NASA astronaut service and 32 years in the Navy, currently lives in Conifer. Flew aboard STS-41B Challenger, launched from the Kennedy Space Center in 1984, and STS-31 Discovery in 1990. McCandless made the first, untethered, free flight in space and logged 312 hours.
George D. "Pinky" Nelson
Performed research at the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics in Boulder. A veteran of three space flights (1984, 1986 and 1988), logging 411 hours in space.
Kent V. Rominger
Born Aug. 7, 1956, in Del Norte. Received a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Colorado State University in 1978. He was a crew member on STS-73 Columbia in 1995, STS-80 Columbia in 1996, STS-85 Discovery in 1997, STS-96 Discovery in 1999, and STS-100 Endeavour in 2001.
Born Aug. 16, 1933, in Durango. Received a bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering CU. Flew on Apollo 14, loging more than 216 hours in space.
Ronald M. Sega
Received a doctorate in electricaleEngineering from CU in 1982. Veteran of two space flights, STS-60 in 1994 and STS-76 in 1996, logging over 420 hours in space.
Loren J. Shriver
Received a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1967. A veteran of three space flights, Shriver flew on STS-51C in 1985, STS-31 in 1990, and STS-46 in 1992, and has logged over 386 hours in space.
Steven R. Swanson
Considers Steamboat Springs as his hometown. In 2007, he flew on STS-117, logging logged 336 hours in space, and he flew on the STS-119 mission in 2009, in which he logged 307 hours in space.
James S. Voss
Received a master of science degree in aerospace engineering sciences from CU in 1974. He was a mission specialist on STS-44 in 1991 and STS-53 in 1992, was the payload commander on STS-69 in 1995, and again was a mission specialist on STS-101 in 2000. Logged 201 days in space, including four spacewalks.