Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Victor J. Glover
American

Victor Jerome Glover is a NASA astronaut of the class of 2013. Glover is a Commander in the U.S. Navy who hails from Pomona, California and Pros...

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Wang Yaping
Chinese

Colonel Wang Yaping is a Chinese military pilot and astronaut. Wang was the second female astronaut to be named by the CNSA, and the second Chinese...

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Yang Liwei
Chinese

Yang Liwei is a major general, military pilot, and China National Space Administration astronaut. In October 2003, he became the first person sent ...

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Yvonne Cagle
American

Yvonne Darlene Cagle is an American astronaut.

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Zhai Zhigang
Chinese

Zhai Zhigang (born October 10, 1966) is a major general in the People's Liberation Army Air Force and a CNSA astronaut. During the Shenzhou 7 missi...

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Zhang Xiaoguang
Chinese

Zhang Xiaoguang is a Chinese pilot selected as part of the Shenzhou program. He was born in May 1966 in Jinzhou, to a family of Manchu ethnicity...

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Recent Launches
Long March 11
2 days, 11 hours
- Success

Long March 4
1 week, 2 days
- Success

Kuaizhou
3 weeks
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
3 weeks, 1 day
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)
1 month
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
1 month
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
1 month
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
1 month
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, 2 weeks
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...