The Astronaut Office at the Johnson Space Center maintains official biographies for all active duty flight personnel and maintains an archive of bios for former astronauts.
Packed with biographical info and spaceflight statistics, the Astronaut Fact Book contains data about more than 300 space explorers.
Astronauts are hard at work whether in space or here on Earth. View astronaut video, audio and PSAs here to learn more about what they are up to.
Space missions and spaceflight training often inspire astronauts to write about their experiences. Here is a collection of letters, reports and other writings by astronauts.
NASA astronauts do more than travel to space. Read stories about their lives and adventures both on and above our home planet.
NASA accepts applications for the Astronaut Candidate Program on a continuous basis. Candidates are selected as needed, normally every two years, for pilot and mission specialist categories. Both civilian and military personnel are considered for the program.
The Flight Crew Operations Directorate (FCOD) is responsible for overall planning, direction and management of flight crew operations and Johnson Space Center aircraft program activities.
NEEMO, or NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, is a project that takes place at an underwater laboratory off the coast of Florida. Engineers and astronauts test concepts for future space exploration here.