Astronauts

Purdue grads in space

These are Purdue University graduates who have gone on to become astronauts and who have flown in space. IN addition, Scott Tingle, who earned a master's degree in mechanical engineering in 1988, is in training to become an astronaut.

Name

Degree and Year

School

Space mission # or name

Neil A. Armstrong

BS ‘55

Aeronautical Engineering

Gemini-Titan VIII, Apollo 11

John E. Blaha

MS '66

Astronautics

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

Roy D. Bridges Jr.

MS '66

Astronautics

STS 51-F

Mark N. Brown

BS '73

Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

STS 28, 48

John J. Casper

MS '67

Astronautics

STS 36, 54, 62, 77

Eugene A. Cernan

BS '56

Electrical Engineering

Gemini-Titan IX-A, Apollo 10, Apollo 17

Roger B. Chaffee

BS '57

Aeronautical Engineering

 

Richard O. Covey

MS '69

Aeronautics and Astronautics

STS 51-I, 26, 38, 61

Andrew J. Feustel

BS '89

MS '91

Solid Earth Sciences
Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

STS 125, 134

Guy S. Gardner

MS '70

Aeronautics and Astronautics

STS 27, 35

Virgil I. Grissom

BS '50

Mechanical Engineering

Mercury-Redstone 4, Gemini-Titan III

Gregory J. Harbaugh

BS '78

Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

STS 39, 54, 71, 82

Michael J. McCulley

BS '70 MS '70

Metallurgical Engineering

STS 34

Gary E. Payton

MS '72

Aeronautics and Astronautics

STS 51-C

Mark L. Polansky

BS '78, MS '78

Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

STS-98, 116, 127

Jerry Ross

BS '70, MS '72

Mechanical Engineering

STS 61-B, 27, 37, 55, 74, 88, STS-110

Loren J. Shriver

MS '68

Astronautics

STS 51-C, 31, 46

Scott D. Tingle

MS '88

Mechanical Engineering

NASA missions pending

Janice E. Voss

BS '75

Engineering Science

STS 57, 63, 83, 94, 99

Charles D. Walker

BS '71

Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

STS 41-D, 51-D, 61-B

Mary E. Weber

BS '84

Chemical Engineering

STS 70; STS-101

Donald E. Williams

BS'64

Mechanical Engineering

STS 51-D, 34

David A. Wolf

BS '78

Electrical Engineering

STS 58, 86, 89, 127