Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Jügderdemidiin Gürragchaa
Mongolian

Jügderdemidiin Gürragchaa, born 5 December 1947) was the first Mongolian in space. He was selected as part of the eighth Intercosmos program on 1…

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Julie Payette
Canadian

Julie Payette CC CMM COM CQ CD (born October 20, 1963) is the current Governor General of Canada, the 29th since Canadian Confederation. Before assum…

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Katya Echazarreta
Mexican

Katya was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. She is the co-host of the YouTube series "Netflix IRL" and "Electric Kat" on the CBS show "Mission Unstoppable…

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Leonid Popov
Ukrainian

Popov was born in Oleksandriia, Kirovohrad Oblast, Ukrainian SSR. He was selected as a cosmonaut on April 27, 1970, and flew as Commander on Soyuz 35…

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Mamoru Mohri
Japanese

Mamoru “Mark” Mohri (毛利 衛 Mōri Mamoru, born 29 January 1948), AM is a Japanese scientist, a former NASDA astronaut, and a veteran of two NASA space s…

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Marc Garneau
Canadian

Garneau was one of the first Canadian Astronauts and he became the first Canadian in outer space in October 1984. In 1984, he was seconded to the new…

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Mário Ferreira
Portuguese

Mário is a Portuguese entrepreneur, investor, and President of Pluris Investments Group, which includes more than 40 companies spanning tourism, medi…

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Mark Shuttleworth
South African

Mark Richard Shuttleworth (born 18 September 1973) is a South African entrepreneur. He launched aboard the Russian Soyuz TM-34 mission as a spacef…

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Muhammed Faris
Syrian

Muhammed Ahmed Faris (Arabic: محمد أحمد فارس‎ Muḥammad ʾAḥmad Fāris; born 26 May 1951) is a Syrian military aviator. He was the first Syrian and the …

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Falcon 9
Success
5 days ago
Starlink Group 5-2
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 56 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


H-IIA 202
Success
5 days, 8 hours ago
IGS Radar-7
Yoshinobu Launch Complex - Tanegashima, Japan

The IGS-Radar 7 is a Japanese radar reconnaissance satellite. The satellite is operated by the Cabinet Satellite Information Center. The satellite se…


Electron
Success
6 days, 11 hours ago
Virginia is for Launch Lovers
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2 (Launch Area 0 C) - Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Rideshare mission with 3 HawkEye 360 satellites and other payloads.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Starlink Group 2-4
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
GPS III SV06
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

GPS-IIIA (Global Positioning System) is the first evolution stage of the third generation of the GPS satellites. It consists of the first ten (known …


Falcon Heavy
Success
2 weeks, 1 day ago
USSF-67
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

USSF-67 is a mission for the United States Space Force with two satellites, including the LDPE-3A rapid prototype platform hosting 5 USSF payloads.


Long March 2D
Success
2 weeks, 2 days ago
6 x Jilin-1, Qilu-2/3 and others
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

This launch carries multiple payloads, including 6 new satellites for the Jilin-1 commercial Earth observation satellite constellation and Qilu-2/3, …


Long March 2D
Success
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Yaogan 37 & Shiyan 22A/B
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Yaogan 37 is a Chinese military reconnaissance satellite. Shiyan 22A/B are 2 small Earth observation satellites built by SAST (SY-22A) & CAS (SY-22B).


Long March 2
Success
2 weeks, 4 days ago
APStar 6E
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

APStar 6E is a small high-throughput communication satellite for Hong Kong based APT Satellite. It is based on the new DFH-3E small GEO platform deve…


RS1
Failure
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Maiden Flight
Launch Pad 3C - Pacific Spaceport Complex, Alaska, USA

This is the first launch of RS1 launch vehicle developed and built by ABL Space Systems. This launch carries two satellites for OmniTeq.