Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Dominic L. Pudwill Gorie
American

Dominic Lee Pudwill Gorie is a retired United States Navy officer and NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of four space shuttle missions.

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Donald A. Thomas
American

Donald Alan Thomas, Ph.D. is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut.

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Donald Holmquest
American

Donald Lee Holmquest (born April 7, 1939) is an American lawyer, as well as a physician, electrical engineer and former NASA astronaut. Holmquest was…

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Donald R. McMonagle
American

Donald Ray McMonagle is a former astronaut and a veteran of three shuttle flights. He became the Manager, Launch Integration, at the Kennedy Space Ce…

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Don L. Lind
American

Don Leslie Lind, Ph.D. is an American scientist and a former naval officer and aviator, and NASA astronaut. He graduated from the University of Utah …

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Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger
American

Dorothy Marie "Dottie" Metcalf-Lindenburger is a former American astronaut. She married Jason Metcalf-Lindenburger, a seventh grade teacher at the ti…

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Douglas G. Hurley
American

Douglas Gerald Hurley is an engineer and retired NASA astronaut. He piloted Space Shuttle mission STS-127, which launched July 15, 2009. He was assig…

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Doug Shane
American

Douglas Bennett Shane is President of The Spaceship Company, as well as an American test pilot who has trained as a commercial astronaut. He was a me…

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Duane G. Carey
American

Duane Gene "Digger" Carey is a retired lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force and a former NASA astronaut.

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Soyuz 2.1a
Success
4 days, 1 hour ago
Soyuz MS-22
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Soyuz MS-22 will carry Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergei Prokopeyev, Dmitry Petelin and NASA astronaut Frank Rubio to the International Space Station aboar…


Long March 2D
Success
4 days, 15 hours ago
Yunhai-1-03
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

The Yunhai-1 satellite is designed for detecting environmental elements in the atmosphere and ocean, the space environment, disaster prevention and r…


Falcon 9
Success
6 days, 14 hours ago
Starlink Group 4-34
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 54 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Electron
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
The Owl Spreads Its Wings
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1B - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Second of three launches of a StriX satellite as part of Synspective’s SAR constellation. StriX-1 can gather high resolution Earth observation data r…


Long March 7A
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
ChinaSat 1E
201 - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Note: provisional information based on satellite naming The FH 2 (Feng Huo 2) series are reportedly the second generation of chinese military coms…


New Shepard
Failure
1 week, 6 days ago
NS-23
West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch - Corn Ranch, USA

Twenty-third flight of New Shepard carrying 36 science and research payloads along with tens of thousands of postcards from Club For Future.


Falcon 9
Success
2 weeks ago
Starlink Group 4-2 & BlueWalker 3
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 34 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system. BlueWalker 3 is a rideshar…


Ariane 5 ECA+
Success
2 weeks, 3 days ago
Eutelsat Konnect VHTS
Ariane Launch Area 3 - Kourou, French Guiana

Eutelsat Konnect VHTS is a large geostationary high-throughput Ka-band communications satellite designed to serve Europe with a capacity of 500 Gbps.


Long March 2D
Success
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Yaogan 35 Group 05
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

3 Chinese military reconnaissance satellites.


Kuaizhou
Success
2 weeks, 5 days ago
CentiSpace-1 S3 & S4
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

CentiSpace-1 S3 and S4 are Chinese commercial small satellites by Beijing-based company Future Navigation for providing GNSS augmentation signals ser…