Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Douglas G. Hurley
American

Douglas Gerald Hurley is an engineer and NASA astronaut. He piloted Space Shuttle mission STS-127, which launched July 15, 2009. He was assigned an...

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Douglas H. Wheelock
American

Douglas Harry "Wheels" Wheelock is an American engineer and astronaut. He has flown in space twice, logging 178 days on the Space Shuttle, Internat...

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Eric Boe
American

Eric Allen Boe is a United States Air Force fighter pilot Colonel, test pilot, a Civil Air Patrol member, and a NASA astronaut. He flew as the pil...

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Francisco Rubio
American

Francisco Carlos Rubio is a US Army helicopter pilot, flight surgeon, and NASA astronaut of the class of 2017.

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Gregory Chamitoff
American

Gregory Errol Chamitoff is an engineer and NASA astronaut. He was assigned to Expedition 17 and flew to the International Space Station on STS-124,...

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Gregory R. Wiseman
American

Gregory Reid Wiseman is an American astronaut, engineer, and naval aviator. Wiseman was selected in June 2009 as a member of the NASA Astronaut Gro...

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James M. Kelly
American

James McNeal "Vegas" Kelly is a NASA Astronaut and a retired Colonel of the United States Air Force. He twice served as pilot on Space Shuttle miss...

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Jasmin Moghbeli
American

Jasmin Moghbeli is an Iranian-American Marine Corps test pilot and NASA astronaut of the class of 2017. She is a graduate of the Massachusetts Inst...

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Jeanette J. Epps
American

Jeanette Jo Epps is an American aerospace engineer and NASA astronaut.

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Kuaizhou-11
Failure
7 hours, 36 minutes 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
23 hours, 42 minutes 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...


Shavit-2
Success
4 days, 10 hours ago
Ofek-16
Unknown - Palmachim Airbase, State of Israel

Ofek is a series of Israeli reconnaissance satellites.


Long March 2D
Success
5 days, 12 hours ago
Chuangxin 3A (02)
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Chuangxin is a series of experimental small satellites developed by China Academy of Science.


Electron
Failure
5 days, 14 hours ago
Pics Or It Didn’t Happen
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

‘Pics Or It Didn’t Happen’ is the 13th mission for Rocket Lab. It was planned to deploy seven imaging small satellites to a 500km circular low Eart...


Long March 4
Success
1 week ago
Gaofen Multimode
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), ...


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
GPS III SV03 "Columbus"
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

GPS-IIIA (Global Positioning System) is the first evolution stage of the third generation of the GPS satellites. It consists of the first ten (know...


Long March 3
Success
2 weeks, 3 days ago
Beidou-3 G3
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

This satellite is a part of the geostationary component of the 3rd phase of the Chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system. It features a...


Long March 2D
Success
3 weeks, 2 days ago
Gaofen-9-03
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, 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), ...


MOMO
Failure
3 weeks, 5 days ago
Flight 5
Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan - Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan

Interstellar Technologies will launch the 'MOMO' observation rocket on its fifth mission.