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 fourt…

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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 tec…

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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 the …

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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 heritage …

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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 Airlines …

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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 fifth …

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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 w…

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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 wo…

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Chris Boshuizen
Australian

Chris Boshuizen is partner at investment firm DCVC, and Planet co-founder. Exact DoB unknown.

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Falcon 9
Success
2 days, 18 hours ago
SES-18 & SES-19
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

SES-18 & SES-19 are two communications satellites built by Northrop Grumman.


Falcon 9
Success
2 days, 22 hours ago
Starlink Group 2-8
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

A batch of 52 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 3
Success
3 days, 9 hours ago
Gaofen 13-02
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, 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), a …


Electron
Success
3 days, 19 hours ago
Stronger Together
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2 (Launch Area 0 C) - Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Payload consists of 2 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites for Capella Space. These 100-kg class satellites will expand Capella’s existing SA…


Long March 11
Success
5 days, 6 hours ago
Shiyan 19
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Chinese Earth observation satellite of unknown purposes.


Falcon 9
Success
5 days, 17 hours ago
Dragon CRS-2 SpX-27
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

27th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station operated by SpaceX. The flight will be conducted under the second Commer…


Long March 2
Success
1 week ago
Horus 2
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Horus 2 is a remote sensing satellite for the Egyptian Space Agency developed by Aerospace Dongfanghong Satellite Co., Ltd. of CAST.


Proton-M Briz-M
Success
1 week ago
Olymp-K #2 (Luch 5X)
200/39 (200L) - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Secretive payload, reportedly known as Olymp-K or Luch, is a geostationary satellite built and launched for the Russian Ministry of defence and the R…


Long March 4C
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Tianhui-6 A/B
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Described as satellites for cartography purposes, details TBD.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
OneWeb 17
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 40 satellites for the OneWeb satellite constellation, which is intended to provide global Internet broadband service for individual consum…