Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Alexander Gerst
German

Alexander Gerst is a German European Space Agency astronaut and geophysicist, who was selected in 2009 to take part in space training. He was part o…

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Andreas Mogensen
Danish

Andreas Enevold Mogensen (born November 2, 1976) is a Danish engineer and astronaut. He was the first Dane to fly in space as part of the iriss progr…

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David Mackay
British

Astronaut David William Donald Mackay AFC is the British Chief Pilot of Virgin Galactic, and a former RAF test pilot. He is the first native-born Sc…

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Jean-François Clervoy
French

Jean-François André Clervoy (born 19 November 1958) is a French engineer and a CNES and ESA astronaut. He is a veteran of three NASA Space Shuttle mi…

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Léopold Eyharts
French

Léopold Eyharts (born April 28, 1957) is a French Brigadier General in the French Air Force, an engineer and ESA astronaut.

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Luca Parmitano
Italian

Luca Parmitano (born 27 September 1976 in Paternò, Sicily) is an Italian engineer and astronaut in the European Astronaut Corps for the European Spac…

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Matthias Maurer
German

Maurer applied to the European Space Agency as an astronaut in 2008, but was not initially appointed to the European Astronaut Corps. He formally joi…

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Roberto Vittori
Italian

Roberto Vittori (born 15 October 1964 in Viterbo) is an Italian air force officer and an ESA astronaut. After graduating from the Italian Accademia A…

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Samantha Cristoforetti
Italian

Samantha Cristoforetti (born 26 April 1977 in Milan) is an Italian European Space Agency astronaut, Italian Air Force pilot and engineer. She holds t…

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LauncherOne
Success
1 day, 12 hours ago
Straight Up
Mojave Air and Space Port - Air launch to orbit

Launch contracted by the U.S. Space Force for the Rocket Systems Launch Program (RSLP), with payloads provided by the DoD Space Test Program (STP) as…


Atlas V 541
Success
1 day, 19 hours ago
USSF-12
Space Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Two US national security payloads. The first is the Space Force's Wide Field of View (WFOV) Testbed satellite, the second is a multi-manifest satelli…


PSLV
Success
3 days, 6 hours ago
DS-EO & others
Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad - Sriharikota, Republic of India

DS-EO is an electro-optical multispectral Earth observation satellite for DSTA from Singapore. Secondary payloads are NeuSAR and SCOOB-I, both also f…


Falcon 9
Success
3 days, 21 hours ago
SES-22
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Geostationary communications satellite


Electron
Success
5 days, 8 hours ago
CAPSTONE
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1B - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

CAPSTONE (Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment) is a 12-U cubesat mission to test operations in nea…


Long March 4C
Success
6 days, 3 hours ago
Gaofen-12-03
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), a …


Black Brant IX
Success
1 week ago
XQC
Suborbital Launch Ramp - Arnhem Space Centre

The X-ray Quantum Calorimeter Experiment (XQC) is a payload from the University of Wisconsin. Its objective is to measure X-rays with unprecedented p…


Long March 2D
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Yaogan 35 Group 02
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

3 Chinese reconnaissance satellites.


Ariane 5 ECA+
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Measat-3d & GSAT 24
Ariane Launch Area 3 - Kourou, French Guiana

Measat-3d is a Malaysian geostationary communications satellite built by Airbus Space Systems. GSAT 24 is a communications satellite of the Indian Sp…


Kuaizhou
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Kuaizhou
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China