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  • John Glenn, U.S. Senator
    John Herschel Glenn, Jr. (born July 18, 1921) is a former United States Marine Corps pilot, astronaut, and United States senator who was the first American to orbit the Earth and the third American i...
  • Neil Armstrong (1930 - 2012)
    Neil Alden Armstrong (born August 5, 1930) is an American former astronaut , test pilot, aerospace engineer, university professor, United States Naval Aviator, and the first person to set foot upon the...
  • Edwin Eugene ("Buzz") Aldrin
    Astronaut. Born 1930-01-20 in Montclair, New Jersey, USA. [1] Lived 1930 in Montclair, Essex, New Jersey, USA. [2] Lived 1969-07-20 in The Moon, Space. -------------------- NAME: Buzz Aldri...
  • Alan Bartlett Shepard, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (1923 - 1998)
    Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. (November 18, 1923 – July 21, 1998) Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. (Rear Admiral, US Navy, Ret.) was an American naval aviator and NASA astronaut who in 1961 became the ...
  • Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (1934 - 1968)
    Yuri Gagarin (1934 – 1968) – First Person Into Space On 12 April 1961, Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel into space in Vostok 3KA-2 (Vostok 1). After the...

In the year 2014 we are still in a pioneering phase of "space: the final frontier.". So please add profiles to this project of the men and women of "this" planet who are making it possible to dream of "other" planets.

Note: there is a separate project for Astronauts and Cosmonauts

From A Brief History of Space Exploration:

Humans have dreamed about spaceflight since antiquity. The Chinese used rockets for ceremonial and military purposes centuries ago, but only in the latter half of the 20th century were rockets developed that were powerful enough to overcome the force of gravity to reach orbital velocities that could open space to human exploration.

As often happens in science, the earliest practical work on rocket engines designed for spaceflight occurred simultaneously during the early 20th century in three countries by three key scientists: in Russia, by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky; in the United States, by Robert Goddard; and in Germany, by Hermann Oberth

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