Shortest person in space
Nancy Currie
152 centimetre(s)
Not Applicable ()

The shortest person to have flown in space is US astronaut Nancy Currie, who measured just 152 cm (5 ft) tall when she flew into space in July 1993 as a Mission Specialist on Space Shuttle mission STS-57.

A former helicopter test pilot for the US Army, Currie is known as a skilled controller of the Canadarm robotic arm. She was the primary Canadarm operator on four Space Shuttle missions between 1993 and 2002, including the servicing of the Hubble Space Telescope and the first construction mission to the International Space Station in 1998.

Today, Dr Currie is one of the principal engineers at NASA’s Engineering and Safety Centre in Langley, Virginia.