Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Liu Yang
Chinese

Liu Yang (born October 6, 1978) is a Chinese pilot and astronaut who served as a crew member on the space mission Shenzhou 9. On June 16, 2012, Liu b…

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Mannequin Skywalker
Earthling

"Mannequin Skywalker" is a test dummy flown on Blue Origin New Shepard 3's initial flight test.

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Marcos Pontes
Brazilian

Marcos Cesar Pontes (born March 11, 1963) is a Brazilian Air Force pilot, engineer, AEB astronaut and author. He became the first South American and …

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Mark Pathy
Canadian

Mark Pathy is the CEO and chairman of Mavrik, a privately-owned investment and financing company, and is the chairman of the board of the Stingray Gr…

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Nie Haisheng
Chinese

Nie Haisheng is a Chinese military pilot and CNSA astronaut. In 1998, he was selected for the Chinese spaceflight program and was one of three can…

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Norishige Kanai
Japanese

Norishige Kanai, M.D. is a Japanese doctor and JAXA astronaut. He is a lieutenant and Diving Medical Officer in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Fo…

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Ripley
Earthling

Ripley is an Anthropomorphic Test Device (ATD), named as a homage to Sigourney Weaver's character in the Alien movies franchise, launched aboard the …

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Rosie the Astronaut
Earthling

Rosie the Astronaut is an Anthropomorphic Test Device (ATD), named after the iconic WWII character, Rosie the Riveter. It will launch aboard the Boe…

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Satoshi Furukawa
Japanese

Satoshi Furukawa (古川 聡 Furukawa Satoshi, born April 4, 1964) is a Japanese surgeon and JAXA astronaut. Furukawa was assigned to the International Spa…

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Long March 6
Success
1 day, 7 hours ago
Jilin-1 High Resolution 03D-09, 35 to 43 & Infrared A01 to 06
Launch Complex 16 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

16 new Earth observation satellites for the Jilin-1 commercial Earth observation satellites constellation.


Falcon 9
Success
1 day, 10 hours ago
Starlink Group 4-26
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 52 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M
Success
2 days, 6 hours ago
Khayyam & rideshare
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Khayyam, also known as Project 505, is a Russian built Earth observation satellite for Iran. The satellite is built by VNIIEM and NPK Barl on a curre…


Ceres-1
Success
2 days, 8 hours ago
Taijing-1-01 & 02
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Two commercial Earth observation satellites built by Minospace.


SSLV
Failure
4 days, 8 hours ago
SSLV Demo 1
Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad - Sriharikota, Republic of India

First test flight of Indian SSLV (Small Satellite Launch Vehicle).


Falcon 9
Success
6 days, 13 hours ago
Danuri (KPLO - Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter)
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Lunar orbiter designed by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) to demonstrate technologies, survey lunar resources and produce a topographic…


Long March 2F
Success
6 days, 20 hours ago
Chinese Reusable Space Vehicle
Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Note: Launch time is approximate. Probable reflight of the Chinese spaceplane capable of returning to Earth, which flew in orbit September 4 - 6, …


New Shepard
Success
6 days, 22 hours ago
NS-22
West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch - Corn Ranch, USA

NS-22 is the sixth crewed New Shepard flight, carrying six passengers.


Atlas V 421
Success
1 week ago
SBIRS GEO-6
Space Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Sixth geosynchronous satellite of the Space Based Infrared System program (SBIRS), providing capabilities for early missile warning and missile defen…


Electron
Success
1 week ago
NROL-199 (RASR-4)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1B - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Classified payload for the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).