Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Starman
Earthling

"Starman" is a mannequin dressed in a spacesuit occupying the driver's seat of Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster, launched to an heliocentric orbit on Falco…

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Takuya Onishi
Japanese

Takuya Onishi (大西 卓哉 Ōnishi Takuya, born 1975) is a Japanese astronaut selected for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in 2009.[1] He spen…

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Tang Hongbo
Chinese

Tang Hongbo (Chinese: 汤洪波; pinyin: Tāng Hóngbō) is a Chinese pilot selected as part of the Shenzhou program. He was born in Xiangtan, Hunan. A pilot …

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Wang Yaping
Chinese

Colonel Wang Yaping is a Chinese military pilot and astronaut. Wang was the second female astronaut to be named by the CNSA, and the second Chinese w…

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Yang Liwei
Chinese

Yang Liwei is a major general, military pilot, and China National Space Administration astronaut. In October 2003, he became the first person sent in…

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Ye Guangfu
Chinese

Chinese astronaut Ye Guangfu was born in 1980 in the Sichuan province of China. He is an air force pilot and spent four years as an instructor and fo…

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Zhai Zhigang
Chinese

Zhai Zhigang (born October 10, 1966) is a major general in the People's Liberation Army Air Force and a CNSA astronaut. During the Shenzhou 7 mission…

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Zhang Xiaoguang
Chinese

Zhang Xiaoguang is a Chinese pilot selected as part of the Shenzhou program. He was born in May 1966 in Jinzhou, to a family of Manchu ethnicity a…

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Long March 6
Success
6 hours, 9 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, 9 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, 20 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, 11 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, 13 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.