Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Michael Fincke
American

Edward Michael "Mike"/"Spanky" Fincke is an American astronaut who formerly held the American record for the most time in space (381.6 days). His rec…

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Michael L. Gernhardt
American

Michael Landon Gernhardt is a NASA astronaut and manager of Environmental Physiology Laboratory and principal investigator of the Prebreathe Reductio…

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Michael López-Alegría
American

Michael López-Alegría is a Spanish-American astronaut; a veteran of three Space Shuttle missions and one International Space Station mission. He is k…

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Michael Masucci
American

Mike “Sooch” Masucci was a former U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel and U2 test pilot.

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Michael S. Hopkins
American

Michael Scott Hopkins (born December 28, 1968) is a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, and a current NASA astronaut. Hopkins was selected in June 2009 as…

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Nick Hague
American

Tyler Nicklaus Hague is an American Flight Test Engineer and a NASA astronaut of the class of 2013. Selected to be a flight engineer of Expedition 5…

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Nicole Aunapu Mann
American

Nicole Victoria Aunapu Mann is an American test pilot and NASA astronaut. She is an F/A-18 Hornet pilot, and a graduate of the US Naval Academy, Stan…

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Nie Haisheng
Chinese

Nie Haisheng is a Chinese military pilot and CNSA astronaut. In 1998, he was selected for the Chinese spaceflight program and was one of three can…

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Nikolai Chub
Russian

Nikolai Aleksandrovich Chub (Николай Александрович Чуб) is a Russian cosmonaut. He was selected to cosmonaut corps in 2012. ISS-69 expedition will…

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Falcon 9
Success
14 hours, 10 minutes ago
Starlink Group 4-35
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 52 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Kuaizhou
Success
14 hours, 47 minutes ago
Shiyan 14 & Shiyan 15
Unknown Pad - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

2 Chinese classified satellites.


Delta IV Heavy
Success
15 hours, 16 minutes ago
NROL-91
Space Launch Complex 6 - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Classified payload for the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).


Soyuz 2.1a
Success
3 days, 23 hours ago
Soyuz MS-22
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Soyuz MS-22 will carry Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergei Prokopeyev, Dmitry Petelin and NASA astronaut Frank Rubio to the International Space Station aboar…


Long March 2D
Success
4 days, 14 hours ago
Yunhai-1-03
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

The Yunhai-1 satellite is designed for detecting environmental elements in the atmosphere and ocean, the space environment, disaster prevention and r…


Falcon 9
Success
6 days, 13 hours ago
Starlink Group 4-34
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 54 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Electron
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
The Owl Spreads Its Wings
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1B - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Second of three launches of a StriX satellite as part of Synspective’s SAR constellation. StriX-1 can gather high resolution Earth observation data r…


Long March 7A
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
ChinaSat 1E
201 - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Note: provisional information based on satellite naming The FH 2 (Feng Huo 2) series are reportedly the second generation of chinese military coms…


New Shepard
Failure
1 week, 5 days ago
NS-23
West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch - Corn Ranch, USA

Twenty-third flight of New Shepard carrying 36 science and research payloads along with tens of thousands of postcards from Club For Future.


Falcon 9
Success
2 weeks ago
Starlink Group 4-2 & BlueWalker 3
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 34 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system. BlueWalker 3 is a rideshar…