Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


Filter by Nationality


All American Russian European Other

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...

Explore

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 ...

Explore

Yvonne Cagle
American

Yvonne Darlene Cagle is an American astronaut.

Explore

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...

Explore

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...

Explore
Recent Launches
Soyuz
12 hours, 51 minutes
Soyuz MS-13 - Success

Soyuz MS-13 begins expedition 60 by carrying NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, Luca Parmitano of ESA (European Space Agency) and Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos launch to the ...

Saturn V
4 days, 15 hours
Apollo 11 - 50th Anniversary - In Flight

Relive the historic launch of Apollo 11 with NASA TV and Apollo in Real Time to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of humanities first voyage to the lunar surface. Apollo 11 was commanded by Neil Ar...

Proton-M
1 week
Spektr-RG - Success

Spektr-RG is a joint Russian-German observatory-class mission. It is intented to study the interplanetary magnetic field, galaxies and black holes.

Vega
1 week, 3 days
Falcon Eye 1 - Failure

Falcon Eye 1 is a high-resolution Earth-imaging satellite for the United Arab Emirates. Built by Airbus Defense and Space with an optical imaging payload from Thales Alenia Space, Falcon Eye 1 is t...

Soyuz 2-1v
1 week, 3 days
Kosmos 2535, Kosmos 2536, Kosmos 2537, Kosmos 2538 - Success

Four satellites in the interests of the Ministry of Defense of Russia.

Soyuz 2.1B
2 weeks, 1 day
Meteor-M №2-2 & rideshare payloads - Success

This is the fourth spacecraft in the Russian Meteor-M series of remote sensing satellites. Weighing about 2750 kg, it is intended to gather hydrometeorological data from sun-synchronous orbit. This...

Orion Abort Test Booster
2 weeks, 4 days
Ascent Abort-2 - Success

Ascent Abort-2 (AA-2) is a scheduled test of the Launch Abort System (LAS) of NASA's Orion spacecraft.

SARGE
3 weeks
SARGE Launch 3 - Partial Failure

The 3rd launch of EXOS Aerospace's reusable launch vehicle. Failed during ascent due to what appears to be a gimbal issue. Sarge 1 glided steering its parachute and landed safely on the ground af...

Electron
3 weeks, 1 day
Make It Rain - Success

Rideshare mission for Spaceflight. Electron will launch seven spacecraft, including a commercial Earth-observing microsatellite for BlackSky, two CubeSats for U.S. Special Operations Command, a pai...

Falcon Heavy
3 weeks, 4 days
STP-2 - Success

The STP-2 payload is composed of 25 small spacecraft. Included is COSMIC-2 constellation to provide radio occultation data, along with 8 cubesat nanosatellites. Other payloads include LightSail ca...