Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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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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K. Megan McArthur
American

Katherine Megan McArthur is an American oceanographer and a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut. She has served as a Capsu…

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Koichi Wakata
Japanese

Koichi Wakata (若田 光一 Wakata Kōichi, born 1 August 1963) is a Japanese engineer and a JAXA astronaut. Wakata is a veteran of four NASA Space Shuttle m…

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Falcon 9
Success
4 days, 22 hours ago
Starlink Group 3-3
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

A batch of 46 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 6
Success
1 week 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 week 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
1 week, 1 day 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
1 week, 1 day ago
Taijing-1-01 & 02
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Two commercial Earth observation satellites built by Minospace.


SSLV
Failure
1 week, 3 days 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
1 week, 5 days 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
1 week, 6 days 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
1 week, 6 days 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, 6 days 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…