Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Francisco Rubio
American

Francisco Carlos Rubio is a US Army helicopter pilot, flight surgeon, and NASA astronaut candidate of the class of 2017.

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Jasmin Moghbeli
American

Jasmin Moghbeli is an Iranian-American Marine Corps test pilot and NASA astronaut candidate of the class of 2017. She is a graduate of the Massachu...

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Jessica Watkins
American

Jessica Andrea Watkins is an American geologist, former international rugby player, and a NASA astronaut candidate of the class of 2017.

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Jonny Kim
American

Jonathan Yong Kim is an American physician, Navy SEAL, and NASA astronaut candidate of the class of 2017. He is a recipient of the Silver Star and ...

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Kayla Barron
American

Kayla Jane Barron is an American submarine warfare officer and NASA astronaut candidate of the class of 2017.

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Loral O'Hara
American

Loral O'Hara is an American engineer and NASA astronaut candidate of the class of 2017.

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Matthew Dominick
American

Matthew Stuart Dominick is a US Navy test pilot and a NASA astronaut candidate of the class of 2017. He has more than 1,600 hours of flight time in...

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Raja Chari
American

Raja Jon Vurputoor Chari is an American test pilot and NASA astronaut candidate of the class of 2017. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academ...

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Robert Hines
American

Robert "Bob" Thomas Hines, Jr. is an American fighter pilot and NASA astronaut candidate of the class of 2017.

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Long March 3
Success
13 hours, 18 minutes ago
TJS-4 (TJSW-4)
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

TJS-4 is a geosynchronous satellite which is used for multi-band and high-rate satellite communication technology verification.


Electron
Success
1 day, 3 hours ago
As The Crow Flies
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Encapsulated in Electron's fairing will be a single spacecraft for Astro Digital, a California-based satellite manufacturer and operator. The Landm...


Pegasus XL
Success
1 week ago
Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON)
Cape Canaveral - Air launch to orbit

Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) is a NASA mission to study Earth's thermosphere and ionosphere and the connection between space weather and ...


Proton-M Briz-M
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
Eutelsat 5 West B & MEV-1
200/39 (200L) - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Eutelsat 5 West B will replace the Ku-band capacity of Eutelsat 5 West A (formerly Stellat 5) satellite, a key digital infrastructure addressing pr...


Long March 4
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Gaofen-10R
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), ...


Soyuz 2.1B
Success
3 weeks ago
EKS 3 (Tundra 3) (Kosmos 2541)
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.


Soyuz
Success
3 weeks, 1 day ago
Soyuz MS-15
1/5 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Soyuz MS-15 begins expedition 61 by carrying NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka and United Arab Emirates’ Hazzaa Ali ...


Long March 2D
Success
3 weeks, 2 days ago
Yunhai-1-02
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

The Yunhai-1 satellite is designed for detecting environmental elements in the atmosphere and ocean, the space environment, disaster prevention and...


H-IIB
Success
3 weeks, 2 days ago
Kounotori 8 (HTV-8)
Osaki Y LP2 - Tanegashima, Japan

Uncrewed cargo resupply mission to International Space Station.


Long March 3B / YZ-1
Success
3 weeks, 4 days ago
Beidou-3 M23 & M24
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

These two satellites will be used to provide global navigation coverage as part of the Chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system.