Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Sir Richard Branson
British

Sir Richard Branson is an English business magnate and founder of the Virgin Group. He later founded both Virgin Galactic and Virgin Orbit.

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Thomas Reiter
German

Thomas Arthur Reiter (born 23 May 1958 in Frankfurt, West Germany) is a retired European astronaut and is a Brigadier General in the German Air Force…

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Tim Peake
British

Major Timothy Nigel Peake CMG is a British Army Air Corps officer, former European Space Agency astronaut and International Space Station (ISS) crew …

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Ulf Merbold
German

Dr. Ulf Dietrich Merbold (born June 20, 1941) is the first West German citizen and second German native (after Sigmund Jähn) to have flown in space. …

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Ulrich Walter
German

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hans Walter (born February 9, 1954) is a German physicist/engineer and a former DFVLR astronaut. In 1993, he flew on board the Spac…

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Umberto Guidoni
Italian

Umberto Guidoni (born 18 August 1954 in Rome) is an Italian astrophysicist, science writer and a former ESA astronaut, being the first European to vi…

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Zenon Jankowski
Polish

Zenon Jankowski is a retired Polish pilot, colonel of the Polish Army and cosmonaut. Jankowski was selected as backup cosmonaut of the 1st Polish cos…

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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, 7 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, 10 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.