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USC Astronauts

Trojans in Space

(in alphabetical order)

Neil A. Armstrong (1930-2012)
Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from USC

Gemini 8 (1966)

Apollo 11 (1969)

Charles A. Bassett, II (1931-1966)
Graduate work (no degree) at USC

scheduled to fly on Gemini 9 (1966), died in the crash of a T-38 jet

 
Karol J. Bobko (b. 1937)
Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from USC in 1970

STS-6 Challenger (1983)

STS-51D Discovery (1985)

STS-51J Atlantis (1985)

 
Charles F. Bolden (b. 1946)
Master of Science in System Management from USC in 1977

STS-61C Columbia (1986)

STS-31 Discovery (1990)

STS-45 Atlantis (1992)

STS-60 Discovery (1994)

 
Gerald P. Carr (b. 1932)
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from USC (Navy ROTC) in 1954

Skylab-4 (1973-1974)

 
Nancy J. Currie (b. 1958)
Master of Science in Safety Engineering from USC in 1985

STS-57 Endeavour (1993)

STS-70 Discovery (1995)

STS-88 Endeavour (1998)

STS-109 Columbia (2002)

 
Brian Duffy (b. 1953)
Master of Science in Systems Management from USC in 1981

STS-45 Atlantis (1992)

STS-57 Endeavour (1993)

STS-72 Endeavour (1996)

STS-92 (2000)

 
J. M. Linenger (b. 1955)
Master of Science in Systems Management from USC in 1988

STS-64 Discovery (1966)

launched STS-81 Atlantis, 4-month stay on-board Mir, return STS-84 Atlantis (1997)

 
James A. Lovell (b. 1928)
Aviation Safety School (non-degree) at USC in 1961

Gemini 7 (1965)

Gemini 12 (1966)

Apollo 8 (1968)

Apollo 13 (1970)

 
Carlos I. Noriega (b. 1959)
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from USC (Navy ROTC) in 1981

STS-84 Atlantis

STS-97 Endeavour (2000)

 
Kenneth S. Reightler, Jr. (b 1951)
Master of Science in Systems Management from USC

STS-48 Discovery (1991)

STS-60 Discovery (1994)

 
Pierre J. Thuot (b. 1955)
Master of Science in Systems Management from USC in 1985

STS-36 Atlantis (1990)

STS-49 Endeavour (1992)

STS-62 Columbia (1994)