Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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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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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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Warren Hoburg
American

Warren Woodrow "Woody" Hoburg is an American engineer and NASA astronaut of the class of 2017.

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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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Zena Cardman
American

Zena Maria Cardman is an American marine biologist and a NASA astronaut of the class of 2017.

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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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Proton-M Briz-M
Success
4 days, 20 hours ago
Ekspress-80 & Ekspress-103
200/39 (200L) - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Ekspress-80 and Ekspress 103 are communications satellites for Russian domestic communication services owned by RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz). Expres...


Atlas V 541
Success
5 days, 5 hours ago
Mars 2020 (Perseverance rover & Ingenuity helicopter)
Space Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Atop this ULA Atlas V rocket will be Perseverance, a car-sized rover which will explore an ancient river delta on Mars. Armed with a suite of six s...


Long March 4
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Ziyuan-3-03
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Ziyuan is a series of remote sensing satellites in Sun-synchronous orbit around Earth. Ziyuan 3-02 is a Chinese Earth observation satellite, a high...


Soyuz 2.1A
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
Progress MS-15 (76P)
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

The Progress resupply vehicle is an automated, unpiloted version of the Soyuz spacecraft that is used to bring supplies and fuel to the Internation...


Long March 5
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
Tianwen-1 (Mars Global Remote Sensing Orbiter and Small Rover)
Wenchang - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Tianwen-1 ("questions to heaven") Mars mission includes a Martian orbiter and a lander/rover duo. This will be China's first mission to Mars. The...


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
2 weeks ago
ANASIS-II
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

ANASIS-II is South Korea's first dedicated military satellite.


H-IIA 202
Success
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Hope (Emirates Mars Mission)
Osaki Y LP1 - Tanegashima, Japan

Hope Mars Mission, also known as Al-Amal, is UAE's first interplanetary space probe. It's an orbiter which will study Martian atmosphere and climat...


Minotaur IV
Success
2 weeks, 6 days ago
NROL-129
Launch Area 0 B - Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.


Kuaizhou-11
Failure
3 weeks, 4 days ago
Maiden Flight
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

First flight of the new solid launcher developed by ExPace, subsidiary of CASIC. It will carry 2 communication satellites on this launch.


Long March 3
Success
3 weeks, 5 days ago
APStar-6D
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

APStar-6D is a commercial communications satellite for APT Satellite Company Ltd under an end-to-end contract signed with China Great Wall Industry...