Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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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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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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Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor
Malaysian

Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Al Masrie bin Sheikh Mustapha (born 27 July 1972) is a Malaysian orthopaedic surgeon and the first Malaysian astronaut. He la…

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Soichi Noguchi
Japanese

Soichi Noguchi (野口 聡一 Noguchi Sōichi, born 15 April 1965 in Yokohama, Japan) is a Japanese aeronautical engineer and JAXA astronaut. His first spacef…

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Long March 6
Success
5 hours, 41 minutes ago
KL-Beta
Launch Complex 16 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

The KL-Beta A and B, satellites are test satellites for a global multimedia satellite system for the German company KLEO Connect and the Chinese comp…


Hyperbola-1
Failure
1 day, 9 hours ago
Jilin-1 Mofang-01A (?)
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

New generation experimental Earth imaging satellite for the Jilin-1 constellation. NOTE: Payload identity unconfirmed.


MOMO v1
Success
4 days, 8 hours ago
Flight 6
Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan - Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan

Despite the MOMO unit's number, this is the seventh flight of the sounding rocket. Company aims to reach space for the third time.


Ariane 5 ECA
Success
4 days, 19 hours ago
Star One D2 & Eutelsat Quantum
Ariane Launch Area 3 - Kourou, French Guiana

Star One D2 is a 6.2 tons satellite built by Space Systems Loral for operator Star One, subsidiary of Brazilian Embratel. Its architecture is based o…


Electron
Success
6 days, 10 hours ago
STP-27RM (It’s a Little Chile Up Here)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

A U.S. Air Force experimental spacecraft. It will demonstrate the use of a deployable sensor, where the sensor’s mass is a substantial fraction of th…


Long March 2D
Success
6 days, 12 hours ago
Tianhui-1-04
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

TH 1 (Tianhui-1 = "Sky drawing") is a Chinese stereo-topographic mapping satellite operated by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The satellites …


Proton-M
Success
2 weeks ago
MLM Nauka
200/39 (200L) - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Nauka (which means "Science" in Russian), also known as Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM), is a new module of the russian segment of the ISS. It w…


New Shepard
Success
2 weeks, 1 day ago
NS-16
West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch - Corn Ranch, USA

First crewed flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket.


Long March 2
Success
2 weeks, 2 days ago
Yaogan-30-10
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

NOTE: Payload identity not confirmed. The Yaogan-30 is a series of military remote sensing satellites which are launched in triplets. The satellit…


SpaceShipTwo
Success
3 weeks, 3 days ago
VSS Unity 22
Spaceport America - Air launch to Suborbital flight

Powered flight of VSS Unity on the first fully crewed flight. Including the founder Sir Richard Branson.