Only three people have actually died in outer space, as of 2014. During the 1971 flight of the Soyuz 11, three Soviet cosmonauts died when a ventilation valve ruptured, asphyxiating the crew and exposing them to the vacu... More »

As of July 13, 2014, worldspaceflight.com has on record 545 astronauts who have been to space, based on United States Air Force?s (USAF) report. F?d?ration A?ronautique Internationale?s (FAI) reports on this same website... More »

The survival needs of astronauts in space depend on the amount of time in question, but for standard, short missions, they require protection against the frigid temperatures and protection from solar glare and the vacuum... More »

The survival needs of astronauts in space depend on the amount of time in question, but for standard, short missions, they require protection against the frigid temperatures and protection from solar glare and the vacuum... More »

Skylab was an experimental space station designed to study the effects that living and working in space for extended periods would have on astronauts. Skylab also conducted nearly 300 experiments that provided scientists... More »

As of September 2009, 505 astronauts from 38 different countries had been active participants in manned space flights. This data is sourced from The Astronautic Records Commission of the Fédération Aéronautique Internati... More »

According to LiveScience, as of 2014, 18 astronauts have died during launches or re-entry from space, but none have been lost outside of the Earth's atmosphere. Additionally, three astronauts died in the Apollo 1 fire wh... More »