Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Starman
Earthling

"Starman" is a mannequin dressed in a spacesuit occupying the driver's seat of Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster, launched to an heliocentric orbit on Fal...

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Stephen Bowen
American

Stephen Gerard Bowen is a United States Navy submariner and a NASA astronaut; he was the second submariner to travel into space. Bowen has been on ...

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Sunita Williams
American

Sunita Pandya Lyn Williams is an American astronaut and United States Navy officer of Indo-Slovenian descent. She formerly held the records for tot...

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Takuya Onishi
Japanese

Takuya Onishi (大西 卓哉 Ōnishi Takuya, born 1975) is a Japanese astronaut selected for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in 2009.[1] He sp...

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Terrence W. Wilcutt
American

Terrence Wade Wilcutt is a United States Marine Corps officer and a NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of four Space Shuttle missions. Wilcutt is curr...

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Thomas Marshburn
American

Thomas Henry "Tom" Marshburn is an American physician and a NASA astronaut. He served as a Mission Specialist on STS-127. Marshburn was a member of...

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Thomas Pesquet
French

Thomas Gautier Pesquet (born 27 February 1978) is a French aerospace engineer, pilot, and European Space Agency astronaut.

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Tim Peake
British

Major Timothy Nigel Peake CMG is a British Army Air Corps officer, European Space Agency astronaut and a former International Space Station (ISS) c...

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Tracy Caldwell Dyson
American

Tracy Caldwell Dyson is an American chemist and NASA astronaut. Caldwell Dyson was a Mission Specialist on Space Shuttle Endeavour flight STS-118 i...

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Pegasus XL
Success
2 days, 19 hours ago
Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON)
Cape Canaveral - Air launch to orbit

Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) is a NASA mission to study Earth's thermosphere and ionosphere and the connection between space weather and ...


Proton-M Briz-M
Success
4 days, 10 hours ago
Eutelsat 5 West B & MEV-1
200/39 (200L) - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Eutelsat 5 West B will replace the Ku-band capacity of Eutelsat 5 West A (formerly Stellat 5) satellite, a key digital infrastructure addressing pr...


Long March 4
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
Gaofen-10R
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, 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), ...


Soyuz 2.1B
Success
2 weeks, 3 days ago
EKS 3 (Tundra 3) (Kosmos 2541)
43/4 (43R) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

The Tundra or EKS (meaning Unified Space System) series of satellites is the next generation of Russian early warning satellites.


Soyuz
Success
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Soyuz MS-15
1/5 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Soyuz MS-15 begins expedition 61 by carrying NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka and United Arab Emirates’ Hazzaa Ali ...


Long March 2D
Success
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Yunhai-1-02
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...


H-IIB
Success
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Kounotori 8 (HTV-8)
Osaki Y LP2 - Tanegashima, Japan

Uncrewed cargo resupply mission to International Space Station.


Long March 3B / YZ-1
Success
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Beidou-3 M23 & M24
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

These two satellites will be used to provide global navigation coverage as part of the Chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system.


Long March 11
Success
3 weeks, 3 days ago
Long March 11
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Long March 4
Success
1 month ago
Long March 4
Taiyuan, People's Republic of China