Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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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 in…

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Ye Guangfu
Chinese

Chinese astronaut Ye Guangfu was born in 1980 in the Sichuan province of China. He is an air force pilot and spent four years as an instructor and fo…

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Yulia Peresild
Russian

Yulia Sergeevna Peresild is a Russian stage and film actress.

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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 mission…

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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 a…

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Soyuz STB
Success
1 day, 2 hours ago
2 x Galileo
Soyuz Launch Complex - Kourou, French Guiana

Payload consists of two satellites for Europe's Galileo navigation system.


Falcon 9
Success
3 days, 3 hours ago
Starlink 4-3
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 48 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system - as well as 2 BlackSky…


Long March 3
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
ChinaSat 1D
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

The FH 2 (Feng Huo 2) series are reportedly the second generation of chinese military comsats and data relay satellites. They provide both C-band and…


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Kosmos 2552 (EKS 5/Tundra 5)
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.


Kuaizhou
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Shiyan 11
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Unknown Chinese satellite reported for technology development purposes.


Soyuz 2.1b
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Uzlovoy Module (UM) "Prichal"
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

The UM (Uzlovoy Module) or NM (Node Module) is a node to be added to the Russian part of the ISS complex. It is also named Prichal. UM will be deliv…


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission is the first-ever mission to demonstrate the capability to deflect an asteroid by colliding a spacecr…


Long March 4C
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Gaofen-3 02
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Gaofen (GF) is a series of Chinese civilian remote sensing satellites for the state-sponsored program China High-definition Earth Observation System …


Astra Rocket 3
Success
2 weeks, 1 day ago
STP-27AD2
Launch Pad 3B - Pacific Spaceport Complex, Alaska, USA

Space Force test payload contracted through the Defense Innovation Unit’s Other Transaction Agreement with Astra Space.


Long March 4B
Success
2 weeks, 2 days ago
Gaofen-11-03
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), a …