Template:Infobox astronaut/doc

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{{Infobox astronaut}} may be used in an article about a person who is an astronaut or cosmonaut.


This infobox may be added by copy-pasting the template as shown below into an article.




Resting place{{{resting_place}}}
Other names{{{other_names}}}
Alma mater{{{alma_mater}}}
Space career
Current occupation
Previous occupation
Time in space
Selection{{{selection}}} [a date]
Total EVAs
{{{evas}}} [a number]
Total EVA time
Missions{{{missions}}} or {{{mission}}}
Mission insignia
Retirement{{{retirement}}} [a date]
{{Infobox astronaut
| name = 
| honorific_prefix =
| honorific_suffix = 
| image = 
| image_size = 
| alt =
| caption = 
| type = 
| native_name = 
| native_name_lang = 
| nationality = 
| status = 
| birth_name = 
| birth_date = 
| birth_place = 
| death_date = 
| death_place = 
| resting_place = 
| resting_place_coords = 
| other_names = 
| occupation = 
| current_occupation = 
| previous_occupation = 
| alma_mater = 
| rank = 
| space_time = 
| selection = 
| evas = 
| eva_time =    <!-- h m s -->
| missions =    <!-- or: |mission= -->
| insignia = 
| retirement =  <!-- {{end date|YYYY|MM|DD}} -->
| awards = 
| memorials = 
| website =     <!-- {{URL|example.com}} -->
| module = 
| child =


Parameter Explanation
name Commonly-known name of person (defaults to article name, without disambiguation)
honorific_prefix To appear on the line above the person's name
honorific_suffix To appear on the line below the person's name
image A picture of or including the person. Use file name only, without the brackets and File: or Image: prefix (abc.jpg, xyz.png, etc.)
image_size Size to display image: 200px (set width), x300px (set height), or 200x300px (max width & max height). This defaults to frameless (default is 220px, but logged in users can change this by clicking on "my preferences" and adjusting thumbnail size) if empty or omitted. This parameter should not normally need to be set.
alt Alternative text for image, for visually impaired readers (see WP:ALT)
caption Caption to accompany image. If a (portrait) photograph of the person, try to include date of photo and photographer's name.
type Sponsoring agency (NASA, RKA, ESA, CSA, etc.) plus "Astronaut" ("Cosmonaut" for RKA) for professionals; Payload Specialist, Tourist, etc. for other flyers.
native_name Name in the person's native language. If more than one, separate using {{plainlist}}.
native_name_lang ISO 639-1 two-letter code for person's native language (e.g. "fr" for French). If more than one, use {{lang}} in |native_name= instead.
nationality Nationality. Do not use a flag template.
citizenship Citizenship. See usage notes in documentation of template Infobox person.
status Status of involvement with an astro/cosmonaut corps (e.g. Active, Retired, Dismissed); applies only to living persons. Remove upon death; do not put "dead" or circumstances of death.
birth_name Name at birth, if different than name
birth_date Date of birth. If the person is living, use {{Birth date and age}}, {{Birth-date and age}}, or {{Birth year and age}}. If deceased, use {{Birth date}} or {{Birth-date}}. Use plain text for partial dates.
Example: {{Birth date and age|1950|8|26}} if born August 26, 1950
Example: {{Birth date and age|df=yes|1950|8|26}} to display birth date as 26 August 1950
birth_place Place of birth (town/city, state/province, country).
death_date Date of death. If the date of birth is known, use {{Death date and age}}, {{Death-date and age}}, or {{Death year and age}}. Otherwise, use {{Death date}} or {{Death-date}}. Use plain text for partial dates.
Example: {{Death date and age|1993|2|24|1950|8|26}} if died February 24, 1993 and born August 26, 1950
Example: {{Death date and age|df=yes|1993|2|24|1941|4|12}} to display death date as 24 February 1993
death_place Place of death (town/city, state/province, country).
resting_place Location where person buried, ashes interred/scattered, etc.
resting_place_coords Precise coordinates for place of burial, ash-scattering etc. Use {{coord}} template.
other_names If person used/known by names other than those already given.
occupation Occupation or occupations other than as an astro/cosmonaut.
current_occupation Current occupation if not still an astro/cosmonaut.
previous_occupation Occupation before becoming an astro/cosmonaut.
alma_mater Alma mater.
rank Military rank (if any).
space_time Total time (to date) person has spent in space (h(ours) m(inutes) s(econds)).
selection Date when person selected to train as an astronaut.
evas Total number of EVAs.
eva_time Total time of all EVAs when combined.
or: mission
Completed or in-progress space mission or missions in which the person has taken or is taking part. Do not enter future missions: crew assignments can change prior to launch.
insignia One or more images of completed or in-progress mission insignia for space missions in which the person has taken or is taking part. Do not enter future missions: crew assignments can change prior to launch.
retirement Date when person retired from astro/cosmonaut activity.
awards Any awards person has received.
memorials Any monuments or memorials to the person.
or: url
Official website only. Unofficial websites should be placed under ==External links== in the body of the article. Use {{URL}} as in {{URL|Example.com}}. Do not include the www. part unless the server requires it. Use camel case capitalization to make multiword domain names easier to read.
module Used for embedding other templates into this infobox (see below for more details).
child For embedding this infobox into another (see below for more details).

Embedding other templates via module parameter

The module parameter is used for embedding other templates into this infobox (see Wikipedia:Infobox modules). For example:

{{Infobox astronaut
| name = 
| <!-- etc. -->
| module = 
  {{Infobox football biography |embed=yes
  | <!-- etc. -->

Use as an embedded template via child parameter

The child parameter is used when embedding this infobox into another.

This infobox may be used to create a genre-specific section within {{Infobox person}} (or similar biographical infobox templates) for cases where a person may be notable in more than one field; a generic example is shown below. For guidance on usage, see Wikipedia:Infobox modules. Also see the Template:Infobox documentation which explains embedding and subboxes.

{{Infobox person
| name = 
| image = 
| caption = 
| birth_date = 
| birth_place = 
| <!-- etc. -->
| module = 
  {{Infobox astronaut | child=yes
  | parameter-1 = 
  | parameter-2 = 
  | parameter-3 = 
  | parameter-4 = 
  | <!-- etc. -->


Yuri Gagarin
Gagarin on a visit to Sweden, 1964
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin

(1934-03-09)9 March 1934
Died27 March 1968(1968-03-27) (aged 34)
Novosyolovo, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Resting placeKremlin Wall Necropolis
AwardsHero of the Soviet Union
Medal "For Merit in Space Exploration"
Space career
Soviet cosmonaut
The first human in space
RankColonel (Polkovnik), Soviet Air Forces
Time in space
1 hour, 48 minutes
SelectionAir Force Group 1
MissionsVostok 1
{{Infobox astronaut
| name          = Yuri Gagarin
| image         = Gagarin in Sweden.jpg
| caption       = Gagarin on a visit to Sweden, 1964
| type          = [[Soviet space program|Soviet]] cosmonaut<br />The first human in [[outer space|space]]
| native_name   = Юрий Гагарин
| native_name_lang = ru 
| nationality   = [[Soviet people|Soviet]]
| birth_name    = Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin
| birth_date    = {{Birth date|df=yes|1934|3|9}}
| birth_place   = [[Klushino]], [[Russian SFSR]], [[Soviet Union]]
| death_date    = {{Death date and age|df=yes|1968|3|27|1934|3|9}}
| death_place   = [[Novosyolovo]], Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
| resting_place = [[Kremlin Wall Necropolis]]
| occupation    = [[Pilot (aircraft)|Pilot]]
| rank          = Colonel ([[Polkovnik]]), [[Soviet Air Forces]]
| selection     = [[List of astronauts by year of selection#1960|Air Force Group 1]]
| time          = 1 hour, 48 minutes
| mission       = [[Vostok 1]]
| insignia      = 
| awards        = {{Hero of the Soviet Union}} {{Order of Lenin}}


The HTML markup produced by this template includes an hCard microformat, which makes the person's details parsable by computers, either acting automatically to catalogue articles across Wikipedia or via a browser tool operated by a reader, to (for example) add the subject to an address book or database. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.


Date-of-birth ("bday") information will only be included in the microformat if {{birth date}}, or {{birth date and age}} are used in the infobox. (Do not use these if the date is before 1583). Be cautious about using these if the person is still living, per WP:DOB.

To include a URL, use {{URL}}.

Please do not remove instances of these sub-templates.


hCard uses HTML classes including:

  • adr
  • agent
  • bday
  • birthplace
  • category
  • country-name
  • deathdate
  • deathplace
  • extended-address
  • family-name
  • fn (required)
  • given-name
  • honorific-prefix
  • honorific-suffix
  • label
  • locality
  • n
  • nickname
  • note
  • org
  • role
  • url
  • vcard

Please do not rename or remove these classes nor collapse nested elements which use them.

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