Women Astronauts

Throughout history, there have been many women astronauts who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female astronauts such as Valentina Tereshkova, Sally Ride, Roberta Bondar, Svetlana Savitskaya.The women astronauts featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

Vote for Your Favourite Women Astronauts

 1 Kalpana Chawla

Kalpana Chawla
2
Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: March 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: February 1, 2003
Astronaut Kalpana Chawla became the first Indian-origin woman to go to space in the 1997 STS-87 mission. She and the other crew members of the Space Shuttle Columbia STS-107 mission died when the shuttle exploded before reaching Earth. The Indian weather satellite MetSat-1 was renamed Kalpana-1 in her honor.

 2 Sunita Williams

Sunita Williams
0
Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: September 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

Sunita Williams is an American US Navy officer and astronaut. She formerly held the records for most spacewalk time for a woman and most spacewalks by a woman. In 2007, she became the first person to run a marathon in space. She has several honors under her belt, including a NASA Spaceflight Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and Navy Commendation Medal.

 3 Christa McAuliffe

Christa McAuliffe
0
Famous As: Astronaut, Teacher
Birthdate: September 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: January 28, 1986

 4 Sally Ride

Sally Ride
0
Famous As: Physicist, Astronaut
Birthdate: May 26, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: July 23, 2012
Astronaut and physicist Sally Ride was the first American woman and the youngest American astronaut to enter space. Following her death, it was revealed that she had been in a 27-year lesbian relationship with tennis player and professor Tam O'Shaughnessy. Sally herself was a ranked junior tennis player, too.

 5 Mae Jemison

Mae Jemison
0
Famous As: First African American Woman To Travel To Space
Birthdate: October 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Former NASA astronaut Mae Jemison became the first Black woman to fly into space, as a mission specialist on the Space Shuttle Endeavour. A qualified physician, she has served as a Peace Corps doctor, too. She has written several books and established a non-profit and a tech research organization.

 6 Valentina Tereshkova

Valentina Tereshkova
0
Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: March 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Russian
Former cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova is currently part of the Russian State Duma. In 1963, she became the first woman to fly into space when she went on a solo mission aboard the Vostok 6. She has won many honors, such as the Hero of the Soviet Union.

 7 Lisa Nowak

Lisa Nowak
0
Famous As: Naval flight officer, Astronaut, Engineer, Test pilot
Birthdate: May 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
You May Like

 8 Julie Payette

Julie Payette
0
Famous As: Governor General of Canada
Birthdate: October 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Canadian
Canadian engineer and astronaut Julie Payette has been the Governor General of Canada from 2017 to 2021. She was initially a research scientist and then joined the Canadian Space Agency, eventually completing two spaceflights. Payette resigned as governor general after a workplace review accused her of workplace harassment.

 9 Judith Resnik

Judith Resnik
0
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: April 5, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: January 28, 1986

 10 Peggy Whitson

Peggy Whitson
0
Famous As: Astronaut, Biochemist
Birthdate: February 9, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 11 Anousheh Ansari

Anousheh Ansari
0
Famous As: American-Iranian engineer
Birthdate: September 12, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 12 Helen Sharman

Helen Sharman
0
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: May 30, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 13 Kathleen Rubins

Kathleen Rubins
0
Famous As: Astronaut, Biologist
Birthdate: October 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 14 Ellen Ochoa

Ellen Ochoa
0
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: May 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 15 Barbara Morgan

Barbara Morgan
0
Famous As: Astronaut, Teacher
Birthdate: November 28, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 16 Anna Lee Fisher

Anna Lee Fisher
0
Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: August 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 17 Laurel Clark

Laurel Clark
0
Famous As: Medical Doctor
Birthdate: March 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: February 1, 2003

 18 Roberta Bondar

Roberta Bondar
0
Famous As: Astronaut & Neurologist
Birthdate: December 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Canadian

 19 Eileen Collins

Eileen Collins
0
Famous As: Officer, Astronaut
Birthdate: November 19, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 20 Samantha Cristoforetti

Samantha Cristoforetti
0
Famous As: Astronaut, Aviator, Engineer
Birthdate: April 26, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus

 21 Karen L. Nyberg

Karen L. Nyberg
0
Famous As: Astronaut, Engineer
Birthdate: October 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 22 Kathryn D. Sullivan

Kathryn D. Sullivan
0
Famous As: Geologist
Birthdate: October 3, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 23 Svetlana Savitskaya

Svetlana Savitskaya
0
Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: August 8, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Russian

 24 Tracy Caldwell Dyson

Tracy Caldwell Dyson
0
Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: August 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 25 Susan Helms

Susan Helms
0
Famous As: Air force officer, Astronaut, Engineer
Birthdate: February 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 26 Catherine Coleman

Catherine Coleman
0
Famous As: Chemist, Air force officer, Astronaut, Engineer
Birthdate: December 14, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 27 Shannon Lucid

Shannon Lucid
0
Famous As: Biochemist
Birthdate: January 14, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 28 Yi So-yeon

Yi So-yeon
0
Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: June 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: South Korean

 29 Liu Yang

Liu Yang
0
Famous As: Chinese astronaut
Birthdate: October 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Chinese

 30 Marsha Ivins

Marsha Ivins
0
Famous As: Astronaut, Engineer
Birthdate: April 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 31 Claudie Haigneré

Claudie Haigneré
0
Famous As: Doctor
Birthdate: May 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French

 32 Jan Davis

Jan Davis
0
Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: November 1, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 33 Kathryn C. Thornton

Kathryn C. Thornton
0
Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: August 17, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 34 Chiaki Mukai

Chiaki Mukai
0
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: May 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Japanese

 35 Yelena Kondakova

Yelena Kondakova
0
Famous As: Cosmonaut
Birthdate: March 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Russian

 36 Kathryn P. Hire

Kathryn P. Hire
0
Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: August 26, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American