Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Brent W. Jett Jr.
American

Brent Ward Jett Jr. is a retired American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aerospace and aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut.

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Brewster H. Shaw
American

Brewster Hopkinson Shaw Jr. is a former NASA astronaut, a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel and former executive at Boeing. Shaw was inducted into the...

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Brian Duffy
American

Brian Duffy is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and a former NASA astronaut. He flew aboard four Space Shuttle missions.

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Bruce E. Melnick
American

Bruce Edward Melnick is a former American astronaut and retired United States Coast Guard officer. Following retirement from NASA and the Coast Gua...

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Bryan D. O'Connor
American

Bryan Daniel O'Connor is a retired United States Marine Corps Colonel and former NASA astronaut.

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Buzz Aldrin
American

Buzz Aldrin; born Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.; is an American engineer, former astronaut, and fighter pilot. As Lunar Module Pilot on the Apollo 11 mi...

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Byron K. Lichtenberg
American

Byron Kurt Lichtenberg, Sc. D. (born February 19, 1948) is an American engineer and fighter pilot who flew aboard two NASA Space Shuttle missions a...

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Carl E. Walz
American

Carl Erwin Walz is a former NASA astronaut currently working for Orbital Sciences Corporation's Advanced Programs Group as Vice President for Human...

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Carl J. Meade
American

Carl Joseph Meade is a former NASA astronaut.

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LauncherOne
Failure
3 days, 8 hours ago
Launch Demo
Mojave Air and Space Port - Air launch to orbit

Payload-free test flight of the LauncherOne vehicle.


Soyuz 2.1B
Success
6 days, 21 hours ago
EKS 4 (Tundra 4) (Kosmos 2546)
43/4 (43R) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

The Tundra or EKS (meaning Unified Space System) series of satellites is the next generation of Russian early warning satellites.


H-IIB
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
Kounotori 9 (HTV-9)
Osaki Y LP2 - Tanegashima, Japan

The last H-II Transfer Vehicle "Kounotori" will be launched on an H-IIB 304 launch vehicle, carrying 6,200 kg (13,669 lbs) of supplies and science ...


Atlas V 501
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
OTV-6 (X-37B) (USSF-7)
Space Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

It is the sixth flight of the X-37B program. United States Air Force Orbital Test Vehicle is built by Boeing. It's an unmanned 5000 kg, 8.8 m-long ...


Kuaizhou
Success
2 weeks, 3 days ago
Xingyun-2 01, 02
Launch Area 4? - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Xingyun-2 01 and 02 are the first two satellites of the planned low Earth orbit constellation being built by Xingyun Satellite company, whichi is a...


Long March 5B
Success
3 weeks, 2 days ago
Maiden Flight
Wenchang - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

This is the maiden flight of Long March 5B rocket, which is to be used for delivering modules for China's new space station. This launch is also th...


Soyuz 2.1A
Success
1 month ago
Progress MS-14 (75P)
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...


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
1 month ago
Starlink 6
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Qased
Success
1 month, 1 week ago
Noor
Unknown Pad - Shahrud Missile Test Site, Islamic Republic of Iran

This is the first launch of the Qased launch vehicle, which is reported to have placed a military satellite called Noor into 425-km orbit.


Long March 3
Failure
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Nusantara Dua
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Nusantara Dua is a high throughput communications satellite built by CAST for Indonesian satellite operator PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara. It will r...