Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Charles E. Brady Jr.
American

Charles Eldon Brady Jr. was an American physician, a Captain in the United States Navy and a NASA astronaut. He spent 16 days in space on the STS-78 …

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Charles L. Veach
American

Charles Lacy Veach was a USAF fighter pilot and NASA astronaut.

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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 S…

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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 four …

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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 Me…

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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 28…

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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 La…

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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 th…

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Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M
Success
1 day, 5 hours 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 day, 7 hours ago
Taijing-1-01 & 02
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Two commercial Earth observation satellites built by Minospace.


SSLV
Failure
3 days, 8 hours 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
5 days, 12 hours 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
5 days, 19 hours 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
5 days, 21 hours 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
6 days, 1 hour 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…


Electron
Success
6 days, 6 hours ago
NROL-199 (RASR-4)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1B - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Classified payload for the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).


Long March 4B
Success
6 days, 8 hours ago
Terrestrial Ecosystem Carbon Inventory Satellite (TECIS)
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Note: Launch vehicle and payload uncertain. The Terrestrial Ecosystem Carbon Monitoring Satellite (TECIS) is intended to evaluate forest biomass, …


Soyuz 2-1v
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
Kosmos 25XX
Unknown Pad - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Per reports this may be a military inspector satellite, capable of monitoring other satellites in orbit. Its payload also allows for Earth observatio…