Astronauts radio callsigns

Here we can find the radio callsigns of the astronauts who flew in space, or are going to. Some of them do not own a personal callsign (or I was not able to find it out), but were authorized to use the radios on board MIR or the ISS and contact students on the surface.

This list is updated at March 2021.

  • Expired: license not renewed after 10 years. There is a 2 year grace period for renewal before cancellation.
  • Canceled: a license that has expired and gone beyond the 2 year grace period is canceled in the FCC system.
  • SK: Silent Key. No more among us.
Last nameFirst nameState of birthCallsignStatusSilent KeyNotes
AcabaJoseph MichaelCaliforniaKE5DARActive
AfanasyevVictor MikhailovichRussia(U9MIR)Used Club callsign only
Al MansouriHazzaUnited Arab Emirates(RS0ISS)Used Club callsign only
AleksandrovAleksandr PavlovichRussiaRK3AP
AndersonClayton ConradIowaKD5PLAActive
AnsariAnoushehIran(RS0ISS)She has not a callsign due to lack of time for the license. The Russian committee gave her a special permission to use RS0ISS
AptJerome IIIMassachusettsN5QWLActive
ArnoldRichard RobertMarylandKE5DAUActive
ArtemyevOleg GermanovichLatvia(RS0ISS)Used Club callsign only
ArtsebarskyAnatoly PavlovichUkraine(U7MIR)Used Club callsign only
Auñón-ChancellorSerena MariaIndianaKG5TMTActive
AvdeyevSergei VasilyevichRussiaRV3DW (U9MIR) (U3MIR)
BakerEllen Louise ShulmanNorth CarolinaKB5SIXActive
BalandinAleksandr NikolayevichRussia(U7MIR)Used Club callsign only
BarrattMichael ReedWashingtonKD5MIJActive
BarronKayla Jane SaxIdahoKI5LALActive
BartoeJohn-David FrancisPennsylvaniaW4NYZCanceled
BehnkenRobert LouisMissouriKE5GGXActive
BlahaJohn ElmerTexasKC5TZQ (R0MIR)Canceled
BoldenCharles Frank Jr.South CarolinaKE4IQBCanceled
BorisenkoAndrei IvanovichRussia(RS0ISS)Used Club callsign only
BowenStephen GerardMassachusettsKI5BKBActive
BowersoxKenneth DwaneVirginiaKD5JBPExpired
BradyCharles EldonNorth Carolina3Y0CSKDX call used in Bouvet
BradyCharles EldonNorth CarolinaN4BQWCanceledSK
BrownDavid McDowellVirginiaKC5ZTCHanded overSKColumbia incident. *Recovered by Buzek Mark as vanity call
BrümmerRenate LuiseSwitzerlandDB5PL
BudarinNikolai MikhailovichRussiaRV3FB (R4MIR)
BurbankDaniel ChristopherConnecticutKC5ZSXCanceled
BurschDaniel WheelerPennsylvaniaKD5PNUCanceled
CabanaRobert DonaldMinnesotaKC5HBVActive
CagleYvonne DarleneNew YorkKC5ZSVCanceled
CaldeiroFernandoArgentinaKE4RFICanceledSK
Caldwell DysonTracy EllenCaliforniaKF5DBF (OR4ISS)Expired
CamardaCharles JosephNew YorkKC5ZSYCanceled
CameronKenneth DonaldOhioKB5AWPExpired
CassadaJoshCaliforniaKI5CRHActive
CassidyChristopher JohnMassachusettsKF5KDRExpired
ChamitoffGregory ErrolMassachusettsKD5PKZActive
ChariRaja Jon VurputoorWisconsinKI5LIUActive
ChawlaKalpanaIndiaKD5ESICanceledSKColumbia incident.
ChiaoLeroyWisconsinKE5BRWCanceled
ChiltonKevin PatrickCaliforniaKC5TEUCanceled
ClarkLaurel BlairIowaKC5ZSUCanceledSKColumbia incident.
ClervoyJean-François AndréFranceKC5WKGCanceled
CockrellKenneth DaleTexasKB5UAHCanceled
ColemanCatherine GraceSouth CarolinaKC5ZTHCanceled
CollinsEileen MarieNew YorkKD5EDSCanceled
CreamerTimothyArizonaKC5WKICanceled
CristoforettiSamanthaItalyIZ0UDFActive
CulbertsonFrank Lee Jr.South CarolinaKD5OPQCanceled
Currie-GreggNancy JaneDelawareKC5OZXCanceled
De WinneFrank ViscountBelgiumON1DWN
DezhurovVladimir NikolayevichRepublic of MordoviaRK3DUD (R0MIR)
DominickMatthew StuartColoradoKC0TORActive
DuffyBrianMassachusettsN5WQWActive
DunbarBonnie JeanneWashingtonKD5DCBCanceled
DuquePedro FranciscoSpainKC5RGG (ED4ISS)Canceled
DurranceSamuel ThorntonFloridaN3TQACanceled
DuttonJames Patrick Jr.OregonKE5HOECanceled
DzhanibekovVladimir AleksandrovichUzbekistanRV3DD
EnglandAnthony WayneIndianaW0OREActive
EppsJeanette JoNew YorkKF5QNUActive
EwaldReinholdGermany(DL2MIR)Used Club callsign only
EyhartsLéopoldFranceFX0STDAssigned by the french administration on demand of AMSAT-France and REF-Union
EyhartsLéopoldFranceKE5FNOCanceled
FettmanMartin JosephNew YorkKC5AXACanceled
FinckeEdward MichaelPennsylvaniaKE5AITActive
FischerJack DavidColoradoK2FSHActive
FischerJack DavidColoradoKG5FYHCanceled
FladeKlaus-DietrichGermany(DP1MIR)Used Club callsign only
FoaleColin MichaelEnglandKB5UACActive
FordKevin AnthonyIndianaKF5GPPExpired
FossumMichael EdwardSouth DakotaKF5AQGActive
FrickStephen NathanielPennsylvaniaKD5DZCCanceled
FrimoutDirk Dries David Damiaan, ViscountBelgiumON1AFD
FuglesangArne ChristerSwedenKE5CGRCanceled
FuglesangArne ChristerSwedenSA0AFS
FurrerReinhard AlfredGermanyDD6CFSK
FurukawaSatoshiJapanKE5DAWCanceled
GagarinYuri AlekseyevichRussiaUA1LO**SK**Popularly recognized as his callsign, but not verified.
GaranRonald John Jr.New YorkKF5GPOExpired
GarriottOwen KayOklahomaW5LFLExpiredSK
Garriott de CayeuxRichard AllenEnglandKE5QNXCanceled
Garriott de CayeuxRichard AllenEnglandW5KWQCanceledVanity call taken by Richard in honor of the father Owen, former holder
GerstAlexanderGermanyKF5ONOActive
GidzenkoYurij PavlovičUkraineRK3DOG (R0MIR)
GloverVictor Jerome CaliforniaKI5BKCActive
GodwinLinda MaxineMissouriN5RAXExpired
GregoryWilliam GeorgeNew YorkKC5MGACanceled
GrunsfeldJohn MaceIllinoisKC5ZTFActive
HadfieldChris AustinCanadaKC5RNJCanceled
HadfieldChris AustinCanadaVA3OOG
HagueTyler NicklausKansasKG5TMVActive
HaigneréJean-PierreFranceFX0STB (F6MIR)
Haigneré
(former André-Deshays)
ClaudieFrance(R0MIR)Used Club callsign only
HalsellJames Donald Jr.LouisianaKC5RNICanceled
HammondLloyd Blaine Jr.GeorgiaKC5HBSCanceled
HansenJeremy RogerCanadaKF5LKUActive
HelmsSusan JaneNorth CarolinaKC7NHZActiveCall reacquired by herself in 2013 as vanity call, after the previous license was cancelled.
HernándezJosé MorenoCaliforniaKE5DAVCanceled
HoburgWarren WoodrowPennsylvaniaKB3HTZActive
HopkinsMichael ScottMissouriKF5LJGActive
HoshideAkihikoJapanKE5DNIActive
IvanishinAnatoli AlekseyevichRussia(RS0ISS)Used Club callsign only
IvinsMarsha SueMarylandKC5WKFCanceled
JerniganTamara ElizabethTennesseeKC5MGFCanceled
KaleriAleksandr YuriyevichLatvia(U8MIR)Used Club callsign only
KellyJames McNealIowaKC5ZSWCanceled
KimbroughRobert ShaneTexasKE5HODActive
KondakovaYelena VladimirovnaRussia(R0MIR)Used Club callsign only
KondratyevDmitri YuryevichRussia(RS0ISS)Used Club callsign only
KononenkoOleg DmitriyevichTurkmenistanRN3DX
KopraTimothy LennartTexasKE5UDNActive
KornienkoMikhail BorisovichRussiaRN3BF
KorzunValery GrigoryevichRussiaRZ3FK (R0MIR)
KotovOleg ValeriyevichUkraine(RS0ISS)Used Club callsign only
KozeyevKonstantin MirovichRussiaRN3FH
KrikalevSergei KonstantinovichRussiaUZ3AK (U5MIR)
Kud-SverchkovSergey VladimirovichKazakhstan(RS0ISS)Used Club callsign only
KuipersAndréNetherlandsPI9ISS
LawrenceWendy BarrienFloridaKC5KIIActive
LazutkinAleksandr IvanovichRussiaRZ3BL?? (R0MIR)
LeestmaDavid CornellMichiganN5WQCActive
LindgrenKjell NorwoodTaiwanKO5MOSActiveVanity call.
LinengerJerry MichaelMichiganKC5HBRCanceled
LonchakovYuri ValentinovichKazakhstanRA3DT
López-AlegríaMichaelSpainKE5GTKCanceled
LuEdward TsangMassachusettsKC5WKJCanceled
LucidShannon Matilda WellsChina(R0MIR)Used Club callsign only
MagnusSandra HallIllinoisKE5FYECanceled
MalenchenkoYuri IvanovichUkraineRK3DUP (R0MIR)
ManakovGennady MikhailovichRussia(U9MIR) (R0MIR)SKUsed Club callsign only
ManarovMusa KhiramanovichAzerbaijanUV3AM (U2MIR)
MarshburnThomas HenryNorth CarolinaKE5HOCActive
MastracchioRichard AlanConnecticutKC5ZTECanceled
MaurerMatthiasGermanyKI5KFHActive
McArthurWilliam Surles JrNorth CarolinaKC5ACRActive
MerboldUlf DietrichGermanyDB1KM (DP3MIR)
MesserschmidErnst WilliGermanyDG2KM
Metcalf-LindenburgerDorothy MarieColoradoKE5DATCanceled
MisurkinAlexander AlexanderovichRussia(RS0ISS)Used Club callsign only
MogensenAndreas EnevoldDenmarkKG5GCZActive
MohriMamoruJapan7L2NJY
MorganAndrew RichardWest VirginiaKI5AAAActive
Morgan Barbara RaddingCaliforniaKD5VNPCanceled
MorinLee Miller EmileNew HampshireKF5DDBActive
MusabayevTalgat AmangeldyulyKazakhstanRO3FT (R0MIR)
NagelSteven RayIllinoisN5RAWExpiredSK
NespoliPaoloItalyIZ0JPA
NoguchiSoichiJapanKD5TVPActive
NoriegaCarlos IsmaelPeruKC5WKKCanceled
NovitskyOleg ViktorovichByelorussia(RS0ISS)Used Club callsign only
NowakLisa MarieWashingtonKC5ZTBCanceled
OchoaEllenCaliforniaKB5TZZCanceled
OckelsWubbo JohannesNetherlandsPE1LFOSK
OlsenGregory HammondNew YorkKC2ONXActive
OnishiTakuyaJapanKF5LKSActive
OnufriyenkoYuri IvanovichUkraineRK3DUO (R0MIR)
OswaldStephen ScotWashingtonKB5YSRCanceled
OvchininAleksey NikolayevichRussia(RS0ISS)Used Club callsign only
PadalkaGennady IvanovichRussiaRN3DT
ParazynskiScott EdwardArkansasKC5RSYCanceled
PariseRonald AnthonyOhioWA4SIRCanceledSK
ParmitanoLuca SalvoItalyKF5KDPExpired
PatrickNicholas James MacDonaldEnglandKD5PKYActive
PeakeTimothy NigelEnglandKG5BVIActive
PesquetThomas GautierFranceKG5FYGActive
PettitDonald RoyOregonKD5MDTActive
PhillipsJohn LynchVirginiaKE5DRYCanceled
PoleshchukAleksandr FyodorovichRussiaRV3DP (R2MIR)
PolyakovValeri VladimirovichRussia(U3MIR)Used Club callsign only
PontesMarcos CesarBrazilPY0AEB
PrecourtCharles JosephMassachusettsKB5YSQCanceled
ProkopyevSergey ValeriyevichRussia(RS0ISS)(RU1?)
ReismanGarrett ErinNew JerseyKE5HAECanceled
ReiterThomas ArthurGermanyDF4TR (DP0MIR)
RevinSergei NikolayevichRussiaRN3BS
RichardsRichard NoelFloridaKB5SIWCanceled
RichardsPaul WilliamPennsylvaniaKC5ZSZCanceled
RossJerry LynnIndianaN5SCWHanded overTaken by Steven Waterman as vanity call after the license of Jerry expired and was canceled.
RubinsKathleen HalliseyConnecticutKG5FYJActive
RyzhikovSergey NikolayevichRussia(RS0ISS)Used Club callsign only
Saint-JacquesDavidCanadaKG5FYIActive
SamokutyayevAleksandr MikhailovichRussia(RS0ISS)Used Club callsign only
SchlegelHans WilhelmGermanyDG1KIH
ScottWinston ElliottFloridaKD5DXDCanceled
SearfossRichard AlanMichiganKC5CKMCanceledSK
SegaRonald MichaelOhioKC5ETHCanceled
SerebrovAleksandr AleksandrovichRussia(R0MIR) (U7MIR)SKUsed Club callsign only
SerovaYelena OlegovnaRussia(RS0ISS)Used Club callsign only
SharginJurij GeorgievichRussia(RS0ISS)Used Club callsign only
SharipovSalizhan ShakirovichKyrgyzstan(RS0ISS)Used Club callsign only
SharmanHelen PatriciaEngland(GB1MIR)Used Club callsign only
ShepherdWilliam McMichaelTennesseeKD5GSLCanceled
ShkaplerovAnton NikolaevichCrimea(RS0ISS)Used Club callsign only
ShukorSheikh MuszapharMalaysia9W2MUS
ShuttleworthMark RichardSouth AfricaZSRSAExpiredSpace tourist. The authorities awarded him the temporary, honorary callsign ZSRSA (ZS=South Africa RSA=Republic of South Africa). *It was valid for 3 months.
SimonyiCharlesHungaryKE7KDPActiveSpace tourist.
SimonyiCharlesHungaryHA5SIKSpace tourist.
SkripochkaOleg IvanovichRussiaRN3FU
SkvortsovAleksandr AleksandrovichRussia(RS0ISS)Used Club callsign only
So-yeonYiSouth KoreaDS3SYL (HL0ARISS)
SolovyevAnatoly YakovlevichLatvia(R0MIR) (U6MIR)Used Club callsign only
Stefanyshyn-PiperHeidemarie MarthaMinnesotaKD5TVRCanceled
StottNichole Marie PassonnoNew YorkKE5GJNCanceled
StrekalovGennadi MikhailovichRussia(U6MIR) (U8MIR)SKUsed Club callsign only
SullivanKathryn DwyerNew JerseyN5YYVCanceled
SurayevMaksim ViktorovichRussia(RS0ISS)Used Club callsign only
TaniDaniel M.PennsylvaniaKD5DXECanceled
ThagardNorman EarlFloridaKB4YSY
ThieleGerhard Paul JuliusGermanyDG1KIL
ThirskRobert BrentCanadaVA3CSA
ThomasDonald AlanOhioKC5FVFActive
ThomasAndrew Sydney WithielAustraliaKD5CHFCanceled
ThomasAndrew Sydney WithielAustraliaVK5MIRThe Australian Communications Authority assigned it as a "Spaceial Event" callsign in 1997.
TingleScott DavidMassachusettsKG5NZAActive
TitoDennis AnthonyNew YorkKG6FZXCanceled
TitovVladimir GeorgiyevichRussiaKD5AOS (U1MIR)Canceled
TogniniMichel Ange-CharlesFranceKD5EJZ (F5MIR)Canceled
TokarevValery IvanovichRussia(RS0ISS)Used Club callsign only
TreshchovSergei YevgenyevichRussiaRZ3FU
TsibliyevVasily VasiliyevichUkraine(R0MIR)Used Club callsign only
TyurinMikhail VladislavovichRussiaRZ3FT
UrbaniLucaItalyKC5RGFCanceled
UsachovYury VladimirovichRussiaRW3FU (R3MIR)
Vande HeiMark ThomasVirginiaKG5GNPActive
VangenScott DuaneMinnesotaWB0QMZActive
ViehböckFranz ArturAustria(OE0MIR)Used Club callsign only
ViktorenkoAleksandr StepanovichKazakhstan(U9MIR) (U6MIR) (R0MIR)Used Club callsign only
VinogradovPavel VladimirovichRussiaRV3BS (R0MIR) (RS0ISS)
VittoriRobertoItalyIZ6ERU
VolkovAleksandr AleksandrovichUkraine(U4MIR)Used Club callsign only
VolkovSergey AleksandrovichRussiaRU3DIS
VossJanice ElaineIndianaKC5BTKCanceledSK
WakataKoichiJapanKC5ZTACanceled
WalkerShannonTexasKD5DXBActive
WalterUlrich HansGermanyDG1KIM
WalzCarl ErwinOhioKC5TIECanceled
WheelockDouglas HarryNew YorkKF5BOCActive
WhitsonPeggy AnnetteIowaKC5ZTDCanceled
WilliamsSunita LynOhioKD5PLBActive
WilliamsJeffrey NelsWisconsinKD5TVQActive
WilsonStephanie DianaMassachusettsKD5DZEActive
WisemanGregory ReidMarylandKF5LKTActive
WolfDavid AlexanderIndianaKC5VPFCanceled
YamazakiNaokoJapanKE5DASCanceled
YuiKimiyaJapanKG5BPHActive
YurchikhinFyodor NikolayevichGeorgiaRN3FI

DP0ISS – European callsign (Germany)

GB1ISS – European callsign (UK)

IR0ISS – European callsign (Italy)

OR4ISS – European callsign (Belgium)

NA1SS – USA callsign

RS0ISS – Russian callsign

RZ3DZR – Russian callsign

Sources:

MIR callsigns

ISS callsigns

FCC website

NSF

Radio-amateur

Amsat

Amsat – Yuri Gagarin callsign