Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Naoko Yamazaki
Japanese

Naoko Yamazaki is a former Japanese astronaut at JAXA, the second Japanese woman to qualify for the program. The first was Chiaki Mukai.

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Paul Scully-Power
Australian-American

Paul Desmond Scully-Power, AM, FRAeS (born May 28, 1944) is an Australian-American oceanographer, technology expert and business executive. In 1984, …

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Phạm Tuân
Vietnamese

Phạm Tuân (born February 14, 1947) is a retired Vietnam Air Force aviator. He became the first Vietnamese citizen and the first Asian in space when h…

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Pyotr Kolodin
Ukrainian

Pyotr Ivanovich Kolodin (Russian: Пётр Иванович Колодин; (born September 23, 1930) is a former Soviet cosmonaut. Although he retired in 1983 without …

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Rakesh Sharma
Indian

Rakesh Sharma (born 13 January 1949) is a former Indian Air Force pilot who flew aboard Soyuz T-11, launched on 2 April 1984, as part of the Interkos…

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Ravish Malhotra
Indian

Ravish Malhotra (born 25 December 1943 born in Lahore, British India is a retired Air Commodore of the Indian Air Force. In 1982, he was chosen to t…

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Roberta Bondar
Canadian

Roberta Bondar (born December 4, 1945) is Canada's first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space. Following more than a decade as NASA's …

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Robert Thirsk
Canadian

Robert Brent Thirsk, OC OBC (born August 17, 1953) is a Canadian engineer and physician, and a former Canadian Space Agency astronaut. He holds the C…

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Rodolfo Neri Vela
Mexican

Rodolfo Neri Vela (born 19 February 1952) is a Mexican scientist and astronaut who flew aboard a NASA Space Shuttle mission in the year 1985. He is t…

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Falcon 9
Success
5 days, 1 hour 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.