Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Aidyn Aimbetov
Kazakh

Aimbetov was selected to the first Kazakh cosmonaut class in 2002, along with Mukhtar Aimakhanov, out of a pool of 2,000 candidates. From 2003 to 2...

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Akihiko Hoshide
Japanese

Akihiko Hoshide is a Japanese engineer and JAXA astronaut. On August 30, 2012, Hoshide became the third Japanese astronaut to walk in space. His sp...

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Chen Dong
Chinese

Chen Dong (simplified Chinese: 陈冬; traditional Chinese: 陳冬; pinyin: Chén Dōng; born 12 December 1978) is a Chinese pilot and astronaut selected as ...

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David Saint-Jacques
Canadian

David Saint-Jacques is a Canadian astronaut with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). He was also an engineer, an astrophysicist, and a physician prio...

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Fei Junlong
Chinese

Major general Fei Junlong (simplified Chinese: 费俊龙; traditional Chinese: 費俊龍; pinyin: Fèi Jùnlóng; born 1965) is a Chinese military pilot and an as...

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Hazza Al Mansouri
Emirati

Hazza Al Mansouri is one of the first two astronauts from the United Arab Emirates.

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Jennifer Sidey-Gibbons
Canadian

Jennifer Sidey-Gibbons hails from Calgary, Alberta. She holds an honors bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from McGill University in Montr...

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Jeremy Hansen
Canadian

Jeremy Roger Hansen is a Canadian astronaut with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). He was selected to join the CSA in the 2009 CSA selection.

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Jing Haipeng
Chinese

Jing Haipeng (simplified Chinese: 景海鹏; traditional Chinese: 景海鵬; pinyin: Jǐng Hǎipéng; born October 24, 1966) is a Chinese pilot and astronaut sele...

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Ariane 5 ECA+
Success
12 hours, 9 minutes ago
JCSAT-17 & GEO-KOMPSAT-2B
Ariane Launch Area 3 - Kourou, French Guiana

JCSAT-17 is a Japanese communication satellite of SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation. Its payloads incorporate S-band, C-band and Ku-band transponders, w...


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
1 day, 19 hours ago
Starlink 4
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Antares 230+
Success
3 days, 14 hours ago
Cygnus CRS NG-13 (S.S. Robert H. Lawrence.)
Launch Area 0 A - Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

This is the 14th planned flight of the Orbital ATK's uncrewed resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its 13th flight to the International Space Station und...


Atlas V 411
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
Solar Orbiter
Space Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Solar Orbiter is a joint ESA/NASA mission dedicated to solar and heliospheric physics. It will be used to examine how the Sun creates and controls ...


Simorgh
Failure
1 week, 2 days ago
Zafar-1
Imam Khomeini Spaceport - Semnan Space Center, Islamic Republic of Iran

Zafar-1 is a small Earth observation satellite with reported ground resolution of 22.5 m. This is also a third attempt for Simorgh rocket to conduc...


H-IIA 202
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
IGS Optical 7
Yoshinobu Launch Complex - Tanegashima, Japan

Information Gathering Satellite (IGS) is a Japanese governmental spy satellite program. IGS Optical 7, as the name suggests, is an optical reconnai...


Soyuz 2.1B
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
OneWeb 2
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

A batch of 34 satellites for the OneWeb satellite constellation, which is intended to provide global Interned broadband service for individual cons...


Electron
Success
2 weeks, 5 days ago
NROL-151 (Birds of a Feather)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

This is a dedicated launch for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). The contract was awarded under Rapid Acquisition of a Small Rocket (RASR) ...


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Starlink 3
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Second operational Starlink payload of 2020 and third overall. The Falcon 9 launch vehicle will carry a batch of 60 Starlink satellites that will b...


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
1 month ago
Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

When the Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket reaches Max-Q (maximum dynamic forces), the launch abort system of the Crew Dragon spacecraft will be triggered. ...