Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Gordon Cooper
American

Leroy Gordon "Gordo" Cooper Jr. was an American aerospace engineer, test pilot, United States Air Force pilot, and the youngest of the seven origin...

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Grigori Nelyubov
Russian

Grigori Grigoryevich Nelyubov (Russian: Григо́рий Григо́рьевич Нелю́бов; March 31, 1934 – February 18, 1966) was one of the original 20 Soviet cosmona...

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Henry 'Hank' Hartsfield
American

Henry Warren "Hank" Hartsfield Jr. was a United States Air Force officer and a USAF and NASA astronaut who logged over 480 hours in space. Hartsfie...

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Igor Volk
Russian

Igor Petrovich Volk (Russian: Игорь Петрович Волк; Ukrainian: Ігор Петрович Волк; 12 April 1937 – 3 January 2017) was a cosmonaut and test pilot in...

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Jack Swigert
American

John Leonard "Jack" Swigert Jr. was an American test pilot, mechanical and aerospace engineer, United States Air Force pilot, and NASA astronaut. H...

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James Irwin
American

James Benson "Jim" Irwin was an American astronaut, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and a United States Air Force pilot. He served as lunar modu...

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Janice E. Voss
American

Janice Elaine Voss was an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. She flew in space five times, jointly holding the record for American women. Voss...

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John Glenn
American

Colonel John Herschel Glenn Jr. was a United States Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut, businessman, and politician. He was the first Americ...

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John M. Lounge
American

ohn Michael "Mike" Lounge was an American engineer, a United States Navy officer, a Vietnam War veteran, and a NASA astronaut. A veteran of three S...

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Shavit-2
Success
1 day, 2 hours ago
Ofek-16
Unknown - Palmachim Airbase, State of Israel

Ofek is a series of Israeli reconnaissance satellites.


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

Chuangxin is a series of experimental small satellites developed by China Academy of Science.


Electron
Failure
2 days, 6 hours ago
Pics Or It Didn’t Happen
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

‘Pics Or It Didn’t Happen’ will deploy seven imaging small satellites to a 500km circular low Earth orbit for a range of customers including Spacef...


Long March 4
Success
4 days ago
Gaofen Multimode
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), ...


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
6 days, 7 hours ago
GPS III SV03 "Columbus"
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

GPS-IIIA (Global Positioning System) is the first evolution stage of the third generation of the GPS satellites. It consists of the first ten (know...


Long March 3
Success
2 weeks ago
Beidou-3 G3
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

This satellite is a part of the geostationary component of the 3rd phase of the Chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system. It features a...


Long March 2D
Success
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Gaofen-9-03
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, 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), ...


MOMO
Failure
3 weeks, 2 days ago
Flight 5
Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan - Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan

Interstellar Technologies will launch the 'MOMO' observation rocket on its fifth mission.


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
3 weeks, 2 days ago
Starlink 8
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 58 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system. This launch will also ca...


Electron
Success
3 weeks, 2 days ago
Don't Stop Me Now
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

This rideshare mission carries small satellites for NASA, University of New South Wales and for NRO. The mission has been named "Don't Stop Me Now"...