Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Abdul Ahad Mohmand
Afghan

Abdul Ahad Mohmand (Pashto: عبدالاحد مومند‎; born January 1, 1959) is a former Afghan Air Force aviator who became the first Afghan citizen and fou...

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Albert Sacco
American

Albert Sacco Jr. (born May 3, 1949) is an American chemical engineer who flew as a Payload Specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia on shuttle miss...

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Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov
Russian

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Во́лков, born 27 May 1948) is a retired Russian cosmonaut. He is a veteran of 3 sp...

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Aleksandr Ivanchenkov
Russian

Aleksandr Sergeyevich Ivanchenkov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Иванче́нков; born 28 September 1940 ) is a retired Soviet cosmonaut who flew as Flig...

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Aleksandr Laveykin
Russian

Aleksandr Ivanovich Laveykin (Russian: Александр Иванович Лавейкин; born April 21, 1951) is a retired Soviet cosmonaut. Born in Moscow, Laveykin...

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Aleksandr Lazutkin
Russian

Aleksandr Ivanovich Lazutkin (Russian: Александр Иванович Лазуткин; born October 30, 1957) is a Russian cosmonaut.

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Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin
Russian

Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin (Russian: Александр Николаевич Баландин) (born July 30, 1953) is a Russian cosmonaut. He is married with two childr...

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Aleksandr Panayotov Aleksandrov
Bulgarian

Aleksandrov was born in Omurtag, Bulgaria on December 1, 1951. He graduated from the Bulgarian Air Force Academy in 1974 and obtained a degree in t...

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Aleksandr Pavlovich Aleksandrov
Russian

Aleksandr Pavlovich Aleksandrov (Russian: Александр Павлович Александров; born February 20, 1943) is a former Soviet cosmonaut and twice Hero of th...

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Recent Launches
Soyuz
12 hours, 48 minutes
Soyuz MS-13 - Success

Soyuz MS-13 begins expedition 60 by carrying NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, Luca Parmitano of ESA (European Space Agency) and Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos launch to the ...

Saturn V
4 days, 15 hours
Apollo 11 - 50th Anniversary - In Flight

Relive the historic launch of Apollo 11 with NASA TV and Apollo in Real Time to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of humanities first voyage to the lunar surface. Apollo 11 was commanded by Neil Ar...

Proton-M
1 week
Spektr-RG - Success

Spektr-RG is a joint Russian-German observatory-class mission. It is intented to study the interplanetary magnetic field, galaxies and black holes.

Vega
1 week, 3 days
Falcon Eye 1 - Failure

Falcon Eye 1 is a high-resolution Earth-imaging satellite for the United Arab Emirates. Built by Airbus Defense and Space with an optical imaging payload from Thales Alenia Space, Falcon Eye 1 is t...

Soyuz 2-1v
1 week, 3 days
Kosmos 2535, Kosmos 2536, Kosmos 2537, Kosmos 2538 - Success

Four satellites in the interests of the Ministry of Defense of Russia.

Soyuz 2.1B
2 weeks, 1 day
Meteor-M №2-2 & rideshare payloads - Success

This is the fourth spacecraft in the Russian Meteor-M series of remote sensing satellites. Weighing about 2750 kg, it is intended to gather hydrometeorological data from sun-synchronous orbit. This...

Orion Abort Test Booster
2 weeks, 4 days
Ascent Abort-2 - Success

Ascent Abort-2 (AA-2) is a scheduled test of the Launch Abort System (LAS) of NASA's Orion spacecraft.

SARGE
3 weeks
SARGE Launch 3 - Partial Failure

The 3rd launch of EXOS Aerospace's reusable launch vehicle. Failed during ascent due to what appears to be a gimbal issue. Sarge 1 glided steering its parachute and landed safely on the ground af...

Electron
3 weeks, 1 day
Make It Rain - Success

Rideshare mission for Spaceflight. Electron will launch seven spacecraft, including a commercial Earth-observing microsatellite for BlackSky, two CubeSats for U.S. Special Operations Command, a pai...

Falcon Heavy
3 weeks, 4 days
STP-2 - Success

The STP-2 payload is composed of 25 small spacecraft. Included is COSMIC-2 constellation to provide radio occultation data, along with 8 cubesat nanosatellites. Other payloads include LightSail ca...