Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Curt Michel
American

Frank Curtis "Curt" Michel, Ph.D. was an American astrophysicist; a professor of astrophysics at Rice University in Houston, Texas; a former United...

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Dale Gardner
American

Dale Allan Gardner was a NASA astronaut who flew two Space Shuttle missions during the early 1980s.

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David M. Walker
American

David Mathieson "Dave" Walker was an American naval officer and aviator, fighter pilot, test pilot, and a former NASA astronaut. He flew aboard fou...

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Deke Slayton
American

Donald Kent "Deke" Slayton, was an American World War II pilot, aeronautical engineer, and test pilot who was selected as one of the original NASA ...

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Donald E. Williams
American

Captain Donald Edward Williams was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, mechanical engineer and NASA astronaut. He logged a total of ...

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Donald H. Peterson
American

Donald Herod Peterson was a United States Air Force officer and NASA astronaut. Peterson was originally selected for the Air Force Manned Orbiting ...

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Donn F. Eisele
American

Donn Fulton Eisele was a United States Air Force officer, test pilot, and later a NASA astronaut. He occupied the Command Module Pilot seat during ...

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Duane Graveline
American

Duane Edgar Graveline was an American physician and NASA astronaut. He was one of the six scientists selected in 1965, in NASA's fourth group of as...

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Edgar Mitchell
American

Edgar Dean "Ed" Mitchell was a United States Navy officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, ufologist and NASA astronaut. As the Luna...

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Long March 6
Success
3 days, 15 hours ago
Ningxia 1 (x5)
Unknown Pad - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Ningxia 1 is a constellation of remote sensing satellites developed by Dongfanghong Satellite Co., Ltd.


Kuaizhou
Success
3 days, 18 hours ago
Jilin-1-02A
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Jilin-1 is a series of Chinese commercial remote sensing satellites.


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
5 days, 7 hours ago
Starlink 1
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system. Since the demo launch of...


Long March 3
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
Beidou-3 IGSO-3
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Beidou is a Chinese satellite navigation system. Beidou-3 IGSO-3 is another addition to the part of the constellation consisting of satellites in a...


Long March 4
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Gaofen-7
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), ...


Antares 230+
Success
2 weeks ago
Cygnus CRS NG-12
Launch Area 0 A - Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

This is the 13th planned flight of the Orbital ATK's uncrewed resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its 12th flight to the International Space Station und...


SARGE
Failure
3 weeks ago
SARGE Launch 4
Vertical Launch Area - Spaceport America, NM, USA

The 4th launch of EXOS Aerospace's reusable launch vehicle.


Long March 3
Success
1 month 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 month 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 month 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 ...