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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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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Anousheh Ansari
Iranian

Anousheh Ansari (born September 12, 1966) is an Iranian-American engineer. On September 18, 2006, a few days after her 40th birthday, she became th...

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Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez
Cuban

Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez (born January 29, 1942) is a Cuban military officer, legislator, and former cosmonaut and the first person of African heritag...

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Bertalan Farkas
Hungarian

Bertalan Farkas (born August 2, 1949) is the first Hungarian cosmonaut and the first Esperantist in space. He is currently the president of Airline...

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Bjarni Tryggvason
Canadian

Bjarni Valdimar Tryggvason (born September 21, 1945) is an Icelandic-born Canadian engineer and a former NRC/CSA astronaut. He served as a Payload ...

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Charles Simonyi
Hungarian

Charles Simonyi (born September 10, 1948) is a Hungarian-born American computer businessman. In April 2007, aboard Soyuz TMA-10, he became the fift...

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Chen Quan
Chinese

Chen Quan (simplified Chinese: 陈全; traditional Chinese: 陳全; pinyin: Chén Quán) is a Chinese pilot selected as part of the Shenzhou program. Chen...

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Chiaki Mukai
Japanese

Chiaki Mukai (向井 千秋 Mukai Chiaki, born May 6, 1952, Tatebayashi, Gunma, Japan) is a Japanese doctor and JAXA astronaut. She was the first Japanese ...

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Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
3 days, 15 hours ago
Starlink 9
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 57 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system. This launch will also ca...


Long March 2D
Success
4 days, 17 hours ago
Gaofen-9-04
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - 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), ...


Starship SN5
Success
5 days, 21 hours ago
Starship SN5 150m Hop
SpaceX South Texas Launch Site - SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA

The Starship SN5 first flight was a 150m 'hop' from SpaceX's South Texas Launch Site in Boca Chica Village.


Proton-M Briz-M
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Ekspress-80 & Ekspress-103
200/39 (200L) - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Ekspress-80 and Ekspress 103 are communications satellites for Russian domestic communication services owned by RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz). Expres...


Atlas V 541
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Mars 2020 (Perseverance rover & Ingenuity helicopter)
Space Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Atop this ULA Atlas V rocket will be Perseverance, a car-sized rover which will explore an ancient river delta on Mars. Armed with a suite of six s...


Long March 4
Success
2 weeks, 2 days ago
Ziyuan-3-03
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Ziyuan is a series of remote sensing satellites in Sun-synchronous orbit around Earth. Ziyuan 3-02 is a Chinese Earth observation satellite, a high...


Soyuz 2.1A
Success
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Progress MS-15 (76P)
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

The Progress resupply vehicle is an automated, unpiloted version of the Soyuz spacecraft that is used to bring supplies and fuel to the Internation...


Long March 5
Success
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Tianwen-1 (Mars Global Remote Sensing Orbiter and Small Rover)
Wenchang - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Tianwen-1 ("questions to heaven") Mars mission includes a Martian orbiter and a lander/rover duo. This will be China's first mission to Mars. The...


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
2 weeks, 6 days ago
ANASIS-II
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

ANASIS-II is South Korea's first dedicated military satellite.


H-IIA 202
Success
3 weeks ago
Hope (Emirates Mars Mission)
Osaki Y LP1 - Tanegashima, Japan

Hope Mars Mission, also known as Al-Amal, is UAE's first interplanetary space probe. It's an orbiter which will study Martian atmosphere and climat...