Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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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 was…

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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 Shutt…

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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 prior …

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Dmitriy Aleksandrovich Petelin
Russian

Selected as astronaut in 2012. By the decision of the Interdepartmental Commission for the Selection of Cosmonauts, he was approved as Flight Enginee…

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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 St…

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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 and …

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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, Internatio…

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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 pilot…

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Fei Junlong
Chinese

Major general Fei Junlong (simplified Chinese: 费俊龙; traditional Chinese: 費俊龍; pinyin: Fèi Jùnlóng; born 1965) is a Chinese military pilot and an astr…

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New Shepard
Success
1 week ago
NS-15
West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch - Corn Ranch, USA

Fifteenth flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. During the mission, astronaut operational exercises will be conducted in preparation for hum…


Soyuz 2.1a
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Soyuz MS-18
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Soyuz MS-18 begins expedition 65 by carrying Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky, Pyotr Dubrov and NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei to the International …


Long March 4B
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Long March 4B
Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
2 weeks ago
Starlink 23
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 4C
Success
3 weeks, 1 day ago
Gaofen-12-02
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - 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), a …


Starship Prototype
Failure
3 weeks, 2 days ago
10 km Flight
Launch Pad B - SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA

The SN11 Starship prototype performed a test flight similar to SN8, SN9 and SN10. It launched up to an altitude of 10 km or 33,000 ft and did a belly…


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M
Success
4 weeks ago
OneWeb 5
Cosmodrome Site 1S - Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation

A batch of 36 satellites for the OneWeb satellite constellation, which is intended to provide global Interned broadband service for individual consum…


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
4 weeks, 1 day ago
Starlink 22
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Electron
Success
1 month ago
They Go Up So Fast
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

The Electron rocket will carry seven satellites to low Earth orbit: one Earth-observation satellite for BlackSky, two Internet-Of-Things (IoT) nanosa…


Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat-M
Success
1 month ago
CAS500-1 & rideshare
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

CAS500-1 is the first of two South Korean Earth observation satellites. These spacecraft feature the AEISS-C imaging system with a ground resolution …