Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Jonny Kim
American

Jonathan Yong Kim is an American physician, Navy SEAL, and NASA astronaut of the class of 2017. He is a recipient of the Silver Star and a Bronze Sta…

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Joseph M. Acaba
American

Joseph Michael "Joe" Acaba is an American educator, hydrogeologist, and NASA astronaut. In May 2004 he became the first person of Puerto Rican herita…

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Josh A. Cassada
American

Josh Aaron Cassada is an American physicist, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. Prior to his selection to join NASA in 2013, Cassada served as a test pi…

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Joshua Kutryk
Canadian

Joshua Kutryk, a Royal Canadian Air Force lieutenant colonel, is from Beauvallon, Alberta. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, as w…

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Kathleen Rubins
American

Kathleen Hallisey "Kate" Rubins is a NASA astronaut. She became the 60th woman to fly in space when she launched on a Soyuz spacecraft to the Interna…

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Kayla Barron
American

Kayla Jane Barron is an American submarine warfare officer and NASA astronaut candidate of the class of 2017.

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Kimiya Yui
Japanese

Kimiya Yui is a Japanese astronaut from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). He was selected for the agency in 2009.

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Kjell N. Lindgren
American

Kjell Norwood Lindgren is a current NASA astronaut. Lindgren was selected in June 2009 as a member of the NASA Astronaut Group 20. He launched to the…

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Klim Shipenko
Russian

Klim Shipenko is a Russian film director, screenwriter, actor and producer.

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Kuaizhou-11
Success
1 day, 11 hours ago
Xingyun VDES
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Test satellite for CASIC's own Xingyun Low Earth Orbit communication satellite constellation, with a VHF Data Exchange System payload for maritime tr…


Soyuz 2.1b
Success
1 week ago
Kosmos 2565 (Lotos-S1 #7)
43/4 (43R) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Note: Payload identity uncertain. Multiple other military payloads that are not identified may be on board. Lotos-S1 spacecraft is a part of the L…


Long March 2
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
Shenzhou 15
Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Fourth crewed flight to the Chinese large modular space station.


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
Glonass-M No. 61 (Kosmos 2564)
43/3 (43L) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Glonass-M, also known as Uragan-M, are the second generation of Uragan satellite design used for GLONASS satellite navigation system. GLONASS is a Ru…


Long March 2D
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Yaogan 36 Group 03
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

3 Chinese military reconnaissance satellites.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Dragon CRS-2 SpX-26
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

26th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station operated by SpaceX. The flight will be conducted under the second Commer…


PSLV-XL
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
EOS-6 (Oceansat-3) & rideshare
Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad - Sriharikota, Republic of India

Oceansat-3 is a part of ISRO's Oceansat program. Its main purpose is ocean observation, which includes gathering ocean color data, sea surface temper…


Falcon 9
Success
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Eutelsat 10B
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Eutelsat 10B is an all-electric geostationary communications satellite equipped with two multi-beam HTS Ku-band payloads able to provide a throughput…


Space Launch System (SLS)
Success
3 weeks, 1 day ago
Artemis I
Launch Complex 39B - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Artemis I (previously Exploration Mission 1) is the first flight on Space Launch System and the second flight of Orion crew spacecraft. Mission is pl…


Ceres-1
Success
3 weeks, 1 day ago
Jilin-1 High Resolution 03D-08, 51 to 54
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

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