Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Christina Koch
American

Christina Hammock Koch (born January 29, 1979) is a NASA astronaut of the class of 2013.

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Christopher Cassidy
American

Christopher John "Chris" Cassidy is a NASA astronaut and United States Navy SEAL. Chris Cassidy achieved the rank of Captain in the U.S. Navy. He w...

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Christopher Ferguson
American

Christopher J. Ferguson is a Boeing commercial astronaut and a retired United States Navy Captain and NASA astronaut. He was the pilot of Space Shu...

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David Saint-Jacques
Canadian

David Saint-Jacques is a Canadian astronaut with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). He was also an engineer, an astrophysicist, and a physician prio...

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Dmitri Kondratyev
Russian

Dmitri Yur'yevich Kondrat'yev Russian: Дмитрий Юрьевич Кондратьев (born 25 May 1969 in Irkutsk, Russia) is a retired Russian cosmonaut. He served a...

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Donald Pettit
American

Donald Roy Pettit is an American chemical engineer and a NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of two long-duration stays aboard the International 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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Recent Launches
Soyuz
12 hours, 55 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...