Info: Astronauts

There are a number of minor planets named after astronauts. An astronaut is a person of any nationality who has flown at least 100 miles above the Earth's surface.

All symbols for minor planets named after astronauts incorporate the same element: an up-arrow with a small elliptical ring around the vertical line, representing liftoff and orbital flight.


Crew members of the Soyuz 11 mission to man the Salyut 1 space station, who were the first people to die in space:

Crew members of the Apollo 11 mission, the first people to walk on the moon:

Crew members of STS-51-L, who died in the Challenger disaster:

Crew members of STS-107, who died in the Columbia disaster:

Other USSR/Russian cosmonauts

Other American astronauts:

Chinese astronauts:

Astronauts of other nationalitites:

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