Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Luca Parmitano
Italian

Luca Parmitano (born 27 September 1976 in Paternò, Sicily) is an Italian engineer and astronaut in the European Astronaut Corps for the European Sp...

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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 an...

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Mark T. Vande Hei
American

Mark Thomas Vande Hei is a NASA astronaut who served as a flight Engineer for Expedition 53 and 54 on the International Space Station.

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Michael Barratt
American

Michael Reed Barratt is an American physician and a NASA astronaut. Specializing in aerospace medicine, he served as a flight surgeon for NASA befo...

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Michael Fincke
American

Edward Michael "Mike"/"Spanky" Fincke is an American astronaut who formerly held the American record for the most time in space (381.6 days). His r...

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Michael Hopkins
American

Michael Scott Hopkins is a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, and a current NASA astronaut. Hopkins was selected in June 2009 as a member of the NASA A...

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Michael L. Gernhardt
American

Michael Landon Gernhardt is a NASA astronaut and manager of Environmental Physiology Laboratory and principal investigator of the Prebreathe Reduct...

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Michael S. Hopkins
American

Michael Scott Hopkins (born December 28, 1968) is a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, and a current NASA astronaut. Hopkins was selected in June 2009 ...

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Michael T. Good
American

Michael Timothy "Bueno" Good is a NASA astronaut and retired commissioned officer in the United States Air Force, holding the rank of Colonel. Mike...

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Long March 3
Success
13 hours, 21 minutes ago
TJS-4 (TJSW-4)
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

TJS-4 is a geosynchronous satellite which is used for multi-band and high-rate satellite communication technology verification.


Electron
Success
1 day, 3 hours ago
As The Crow Flies
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Encapsulated in Electron's fairing will be a single spacecraft for Astro Digital, a California-based satellite manufacturer and operator. The Landm...


Pegasus XL
Success
1 week ago
Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON)
Cape Canaveral - Air launch to orbit

Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) is a NASA mission to study Earth's thermosphere and ionosphere and the connection between space weather and ...


Proton-M Briz-M
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
Eutelsat 5 West B & MEV-1
200/39 (200L) - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Eutelsat 5 West B will replace the Ku-band capacity of Eutelsat 5 West A (formerly Stellat 5) satellite, a key digital infrastructure addressing pr...


Long March 4
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Gaofen-10R
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, 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), ...


Soyuz 2.1B
Success
3 weeks ago
EKS 3 (Tundra 3) (Kosmos 2541)
43/4 (43R) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

The Tundra or EKS (meaning Unified Space System) series of satellites is the next generation of Russian early warning satellites.


Soyuz
Success
3 weeks, 1 day ago
Soyuz MS-15
1/5 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Soyuz MS-15 begins expedition 61 by carrying NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka and United Arab Emirates’ Hazzaa Ali ...


Long March 2D
Success
3 weeks, 2 days ago
Yunhai-1-02
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

The Yunhai-1 satellite is designed for detecting environmental elements in the atmosphere and ocean, the space environment, disaster prevention and...


H-IIB
Success
3 weeks, 2 days ago
Kounotori 8 (HTV-8)
Osaki Y LP2 - Tanegashima, Japan

Uncrewed cargo resupply mission to International Space Station.


Long March 3B / YZ-1
Success
3 weeks, 4 days ago
Beidou-3 M23 & M24
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

These two satellites will be used to provide global navigation coverage as part of the Chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system.