Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Paul J. Weitz
American

Paul Joseph Weitz was an American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, who flew into space twice. He was…

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Pavel Belyayev
Russian

Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev (Russian: Павел Иванович Беляев; 26 June 1925 – 10 January 1970), was a Soviet fighter pilot with extensive experience in pi…

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Pavel Popovich
Ukrainian

Pavel Romanovich Popovich (October 5, 1930 – September 29, 2009) was a Soviet cosmonaut. He was the fourth cosmonaut in space, the sixth person in…

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Pete Conrad
American

Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr. was an American NASA astronaut, aeronautical engineer, naval officer and aviator, test pilot, and during the Apollo 12 miss…

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Philip K. Chapman
American

Philip Kenyon Chapman was the first Australian-born American astronaut, serving for about five years in NASA Astronaut Group 6 (1967).

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Reinhard Furrer
German

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Alfred Furrer (25 November 1940 – 9 September 1995) was a German physicist and astronaut. In 1977 Furrer applied for selection …

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Richard A. Searfoss
American

Richard Alan Searfoss was an American aviator who was United States Air Force colonel, NASA astronaut and test pilot.

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Richard F. Gordon Jr.
American

Richard Francis Gordon Jr. was an American naval officer and aviator, chemist, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He was one of only 24 people to have f…

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Richard H. Truly
American

Richard Harrison Truly is a retired Vice Admiral in the United States Navy, a former fighter pilot, former astronaut for both the United States Air F…

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Falcon 9
Success
1 day, 22 hours ago
Starlink Group 6-62
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
2 days, 17 hours ago
NROL-146
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

First batch of satellites for a reconnaissance satellite constellation built by SpaceX and Northrop Grumman for the National Reconnaissance Office to…


Kuaizhou-11
Success
3 days, 20 hours ago
Wuhan-1 and others
Launch Area 95A - Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Carried 4 satellites to SSO: * Wuhan-1 * Chutian 001 * Tianyan 22 * Lingque-3 01


Long March 2D
Success
4 days, 22 hours ago
Beijing 3C
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Commercial optical Earth observation constellation of 4 satellites for 21AT (Twenty First Century Aerospace Technology Company Ltd).


New Shepard
Success
5 days, 10 hours ago
NS-25
West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch - Corn Ranch, Van Horn, TX, USA

Twenty-fifth flight of New Shepard carrying six passengers.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week ago
Starlink Group 6-59
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
Kosmos 2576
43/4 (43R) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Russian military payload of unknown purposes. Hitchhiking Payloads: SITRO-AIS 53-56; Zorkiy-2M-4 & 6


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Starlink Group 8-7
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

A batch of 20 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
Starlink Group 6-58
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 4C
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Shiyan 23
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Satellite officially named for "space environment detection" purposes, exact details unknown.