Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Charles Duke
American

Charles Moss "Charlie" Duke Jr. is an American former astronaut, retired U.S. Air Force officer and test pilot. As Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 16...

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Charles D. Walker
American

Charles David "Charlie" Walker (born August 29, 1948) is an American engineer who flew on three Space Shuttle missions in 1984 and 1985 as a Payloa...

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Charles J. Precourt
American

Charles Joseph Precourt is a retired NASA astronaut. His career in flight began at an early age, and spans his entire lifetime. He served in the US...

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Charles "Scorch" Hobaugh
American

Charles Owen "Scorch" Hobaugh is a former NASA astronaut and a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer. He has had three spaceflights, all of which were ...

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Charles Simonyi
Hungarian

Charles Simonyi (born September 10, 1948) is a Hungarian-born American computer businessman. In April 2007, aboard Soyuz TMA-10, he became the fift...

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Chen Quan
Chinese

Chen Quan (simplified Chinese: 陈全; traditional Chinese: 陳全; pinyin: Chén Quán) is a Chinese pilot selected as part of the Shenzhou program. Chen...

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Chiaki Mukai
Japanese

Chiaki Mukai (向井 千秋 Mukai Chiaki, born May 6, 1952, Tatebayashi, Gunma, Japan) is a Japanese doctor and JAXA astronaut. She was the first Japanese ...

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Chris Hadfield
Canadian

Chris Austin Hadfield is a Canadian retired astronaut, engineer, and former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot. The first Canadian to walk in ...

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Christopher Loria
American

Christopher Joseph "Gus" Loria is a retired United States Marine Corps Colonel and a medically retired NASA astronaut. He was originally scheduled ...

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Shavit-2
Success
1 day, 2 hours ago
Ofek-16
Unknown - Palmachim Airbase, State of Israel

Ofek is a series of Israeli reconnaissance satellites.


Long March 2D
Success
2 days, 4 hours ago
Chuangxin 3A (02)
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Chuangxin is a series of experimental small satellites developed by China Academy of Science.


Electron
Failure
2 days, 6 hours ago
Pics Or It Didn’t Happen
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

‘Pics Or It Didn’t Happen’ will deploy seven imaging small satellites to a 500km circular low Earth orbit for a range of customers including Spacef...


Long March 4
Success
4 days ago
Gaofen Multimode
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), ...


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
6 days, 7 hours ago
GPS III SV03 "Columbus"
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 (know...


Long March 3
Success
2 weeks ago
Beidou-3 G3
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

This satellite is a part of the geostationary component of the 3rd phase of the Chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system. It features a...


Long March 2D
Success
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Gaofen-9-03
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), ...


MOMO
Failure
3 weeks, 2 days ago
Flight 5
Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan - Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan

Interstellar Technologies will launch the 'MOMO' observation rocket on its fifth mission.


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
3 weeks, 2 days ago
Starlink 8
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 58 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system. This launch will also ca...


Electron
Success
3 weeks, 2 days ago
Don't Stop Me Now
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

This rideshare mission carries small satellites for NASA, University of New South Wales and for NRO. The mission has been named "Don't Stop Me Now"...