Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Georgi Ivanov
Bulgarian

Major general Georgi Ivanov Kakalov (Bulgarian: Георги Иванов Какалов; born July 2, 1940) is a Bulgarian former military officer who was the first Bu…

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Gerhard Thiele
German

Dr. Gerhard Paul Julius Thiele (born September 2, 1953) is a German physicist and a former ESA astronaut. In 1996, he was selected by the German Spa…

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Gregory C. Johnson
American

Gregory Carl "Ray J" Johnson is a former American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aerospace engineer, and NASA astronaut. He spent his militar…

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Gregory Harbaugh
American

Gregory Jordan Harbaugh is a former NASA astronaut that spent 34 days in space through four Space Shuttle missions including the first . docking miss…

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Gregory H. Johnson
American

Gregory Harold "Box" Johnson is a retired NASA astronaut and a retired colonel in the United States Air Force. Johnson is a veteran of two space flig…

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Gregory Olsen
American

Gregory Olsen (born April 20, 1945) is an American entrepreneur, engineer and scientist who, in October 2005, became the third private citizen to mak…

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Gregory T. Linteris
American

Gregory Thomas Linteris, Ph.D. (born October 4, 1957 in Englewood, New Jersey) is an American scientist who flew as a payload specialist on two NASA …

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Guion Bluford
American

Guion Stewart Bluford Jr., Ph.D. is an American aerospace engineer, retired U.S. Air Force officer and fighter pilot, and former NASA astronaut, who …

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Guy Gardner
American

Guy Spence Gardner is a United States Air Force officer and a former astronaut. He holds the rank of Colonel. He flew as pilot on two Space Shuttle m…

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Falcon 9
Success
1 day, 11 hours ago
Starlink Group 6-40
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 3
Success
1 day, 14 hours ago
WHG-01
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Chinese communication satellite with name meaning "Satellite Internet - High Orbit Satellite 01" in Chinese. Details TBD.


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M
Success
1 day, 21 hours ago
Meteor-M No.2-4 & others
Cosmodrome Site 1S - Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation

Meteor-M satellites are a new generation of Russian meteorological satellites. Hitchhiking Payloads: SITRO-AIS 13-28, Zorkiy-2M-2, Pars 1 (Iran).


Falcon 9
Success
5 days, 5 hours ago
Starlink Group 6-39
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 24 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 5
Success
1 week ago
TJSW-11
101 - Wenchang Space Launch Site, People's Republic of China

Chinese classified satellite claimed to be for communication technology test purposes. Actual mission not known.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week ago
Starlink Group 7-15
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

A batch of 22 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
HTS-113BT (Merah Putih 2)
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

HTS-113BT is a new High Throughput Satellite telecommunications satellite in C-band/Ku-Band for PT Telkom Satelit Indonesia (Telkomsat) , a state-own…


Electron
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
On Closer Inspection (ADRAS-J)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1B - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

The Active Debris Removal by Astroscale-Japan (ADRAS-J) mission consists of a spacecraft developed and operated by Astroscale aiming to rendezvous wi…


GSLV Mk II
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
INSAT-3DS
Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad - Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India

INSAT-3DS is an Indian weather satellite built by the Indian Space Research Organisation and operated by ISRO as part of the Indian National Satellit…


H3-22
Success
2 weeks ago
VEP 4, CE-SAT-1E & TIRSAT
Yoshinobu Launch Complex LP-2 - Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

New test flight of the H3 ordered following the failure of the inaugural launch of H3 in March 2023 with ALOS-3. Main payload is VEP 4 (Vehicle E…