NASA Astronaut Group 15

NASA Astronaut Group 15 ("The Flying Escargot") was a group of 23 astronauts selected in 1994. The group name for these astronaut trainees was originally Slugs because no group was convened the previous year and thus the group was slow in arriving. Group members adopted The Flying Escargot as their moniker, possibly in reference to two members of the group being from France, or in reference to the famous "flying escargot" scene in the movie Pretty Woman. The group featured ten pilots, nine mission specialists, and four international mission specialist trainees.

The Flying Escargot
The astronauts of Group 15
Year selected1994
Number selected23


Mission Specialists

International mission specialists

NASA biographies

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