Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Pavel Vinogradov
Russian

Pavel Vladimirovich Vinogradov (Russian: Павел Владимирович Виноградов; born August 31, 1953 in Magadan, USSR) is a cosmonaut and former commander ...

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Randolph Bresnik
American

Randolph James "Komrade" Bresnik is an officer in the United States Marine Corps and a NASA astronaut. A Marine Aviator by trade, Bresnik was selec...

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Richard R. Arnold
American

Richard Robert "Ricky" Arnold II is an American educator and a NASA astronaut. He flew on Space Shuttle mission STS-119, which launched March 15, 2...

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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 th...

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Robert L. Behnken
American

Robert Louis "Bob" Behnken is a United States Air Force officer, NASA astronaut and former Chief of the Astronaut Office. Behnken holds a Ph.D in M...

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Roberto Vittori
Italian

Roberto Vittori (born 15 October 1964 in Viterbo) is an Italian air force officer and an ESA astronaut. After graduating from the Italian Accademia...

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Robert S. Kimbrough
American

Robert Shane Kimbrough is a retired United States Army officer, and a NASA astronaut. He was part of the first group of candidates selected for NAS...

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Samantha Cristoforetti
Italian

Samantha Cristoforetti born 26 April 1977 in Milan) is an Italian European Space Agency astronaut, Italian Air Force pilot and engineer. She holds ...

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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 S...

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Recent Launches
Electron
9 hours, 24 minutes
Look Ma, No Hands - Success

Mission carries a satellite for the future UNSEENLABS maritime tracking constellation, a BlackSky Global-4 Earth observation satellite, and two experimental satellites for United States Air Force S...

Long March 3
9 hours, 33 minutes
Zhongxing-18 (Chinasat-18) - In Flight

Zhongxing-18 (Chinasat-18) is a Chinese communications satellite based upon a DFH-4E bus. The Chinasat-18 provides Ku commercial communications services with 30 Ku-band transponders, Ka broadband ...

Smart Dragon 1
2 days, 17 hours
Maiden Flight - Success

First launch of the new solid-fueled rocket by Chinarocket Co., Ltd., which is a commercial subsidiary of CASC. On this launch Smart Dragon 1 will also carry payloads for four private companies.

Atlas V 551
1 week, 4 days
AEHF-5 - Success

This is the fifth satellite in the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) system, which is a series of communications satellites operated by the United States Air Force Space Command. It provides...

Falcon 9 Block 5
1 week, 5 days
Amos-17 - Success

Amos-17 is a multi-band high-throughput satellite which will operate from 17°E, offering Ka-band, Ku-band, and C-Band services to users in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

Ariane 5 ECA
1 week, 6 days
EDRS-C & HYLAS 3 - Success

EDRS-C is one of the two EDRS (European Data Relay System) satellites. EDRS is the European constellation of two geostationary data relay satellites that will relay information and data between sat...

Proton-M Briz-M
1 week, 6 days
Blagovest №14L (Kosmos 2539) - Success

The fourth and final of four Blagovest communication satellites. It is a high throughput communications satellite used for high speed internet services, TV, radio broadcasting and voice/video netwo...

Soyuz 2.1A
2 weeks, 5 days
Progress MS-12 (73P) - Success

The Progress resupply vehicle is an automated, unpiloted version of the Soyuz spacecraft that is used to bring supplies and fuel to the International Space Station.

Soyuz 2.1A
2 weeks, 6 days
Meridian-M №18 - Success

The Meridian series of communications satellites is reported to be the replacement for all the Molniya-1T, the Molniya-3 and Molniya-3K satellite series and possibly also for the communication comp...

MOMO
3 weeks, 2 days
Flight 4 - Failure

The Momo-4 rocket will carry a research device developed by Kochi University of Technology and release a paper plane in space as part of an experiment proposed by Castem Co., a precision parts manu...