Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Alvin Drew
American

Colonel Benjamin Alvin Drew is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut. He has been on two spaceflights; the first was the Space Shu...

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Andrew J. Feustel
American

Andrew Jay "Drew" Feustel is a geophysicist and a NASA astronaut. Following several years working as a geophysicist, Feustel was selected as an ast...

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Andrew R. Morgan
American

Andrew Richard "Drew" Morgan is a NASA astronaut from the class of 2013.

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Anne McClain
American

Anne Charlotte McClain is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army currently assigned to NASA Astronaut Group 21.

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Barry E. Wilmore
American

Barry Eugene "Butch" Wilmore is a NASA astronaut and United States Navy test pilot. He has had two spaceflights, the first of which was an 11-day S...

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Christina Koch
American

Christina Hammock Koch (born January 29, 1979) is a NASA astronaut of the class of 2013.

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Christopher Cassidy
American

Christopher John "Chris" Cassidy is a NASA astronaut and United States Navy SEAL. Chris Cassidy achieved the rank of Captain in the U.S. Navy. He w...

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Christopher Ferguson
American

Christopher J. Ferguson is a Boeing commercial astronaut and a retired United States Navy Captain and NASA astronaut. He was the pilot of Space Shu...

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Donald Pettit
American

Donald Roy Pettit is an American chemical engineer and a NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of two long-duration stays aboard the International Space ...

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Recent Launches
Long March 4
4 days, 19 hours
- Success

Kuaizhou
2 weeks, 2 days
KX-09 & TY-1-07 (Xiaoxiang-1-07) - Success

Developed by the DFH Satellite Co., the microgravity experimental satellite KX-09 (supposedly Kuxue-09) will conduct studies in microgravity. Established in August 2001, DFH Satellite Co., Ltd. is ...

Rokot / Briz-KM
2 weeks, 3 days
Geo-IK-2 N13L (Kosmos 2540) - Success

Geo-IK-2 is a Russian geodesy mission to deliver precise three-dimensional maps of the Earth’s surface and gravitational data for use in scientific studies and military applications. Using GLONASS ...

Delta IV M+(4,2)
3 weeks, 4 days
GPS III SV02 "Magellan" - Success

GPS-IIIA (Global Positioning System) is the first evolution stage of the third generation of the GPS satellites. It consists of the first ten (known as "tranche") of GPS III satellites.

Soyuz 2.1A
3 weeks, 4 days
Soyuz MS-14 Uncrewed - Success

Uncrewed Soyuz MS spacecraft to bring cargo to the space station. This demo flight tests a modified motion and navigation control system, as well as mating to Soyuz-2.1a rocket. The results will be...

Electron
4 weeks
Look Ma, No Hands - Success

Mission carries a satellite for the future UNSEENLABS maritime tracking constellation, a BlackSky Global-4 Earth observation satellite, and two experimental satellites for United States Air Force S...

Long March 3
4 weeks
Zhongxing-18 (Chinasat-18) - Success

Zhongxing-18 (Chinasat-18) is a Chinese communications satellite based upon a DFH-4E bus. The Chinasat-18 provides Ku commercial communications services with 30 Ku-band transponders, Ka broadband ...

Smart Dragon 1
1 month
Maiden Flight - Success

First launch of the new solid-fueled rocket by Chinarocket Co., Ltd., which is a commercial subsidiary of CASC. On this launch Smart Dragon 1 will also carry payloads for four private companies.

Atlas V 551
1 month, 1 week
AEHF-5 - Success

This is the fifth satellite in the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) system, which is a series of communications satellites operated by the United States Air Force Space Command. It provides...

Falcon 9 Block 5
1 month, 1 week
Amos-17 - Success

Amos-17 is a multi-band high-throughput satellite which will operate from 17°E, offering Ka-band, Ku-band, and C-Band services to users in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.