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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Recent Launches
Soyuz
12 hours, 54 minutes
Soyuz MS-13 - Success

Soyuz MS-13 begins expedition 60 by carrying NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, Luca Parmitano of ESA (European Space Agency) and Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos launch to the ...

Saturn V
4 days, 15 hours
Apollo 11 - 50th Anniversary - In Flight

Relive the historic launch of Apollo 11 with NASA TV and Apollo in Real Time to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of humanities first voyage to the lunar surface. Apollo 11 was commanded by Neil Ar...

Proton-M
1 week
Spektr-RG - Success

Spektr-RG is a joint Russian-German observatory-class mission. It is intented to study the interplanetary magnetic field, galaxies and black holes.

Vega
1 week, 3 days
Falcon Eye 1 - Failure

Falcon Eye 1 is a high-resolution Earth-imaging satellite for the United Arab Emirates. Built by Airbus Defense and Space with an optical imaging payload from Thales Alenia Space, Falcon Eye 1 is t...

Soyuz 2-1v
1 week, 3 days
Kosmos 2535, Kosmos 2536, Kosmos 2537, Kosmos 2538 - Success

Four satellites in the interests of the Ministry of Defense of Russia.

Soyuz 2.1B
2 weeks, 1 day
Meteor-M №2-2 & rideshare payloads - Success

This is the fourth spacecraft in the Russian Meteor-M series of remote sensing satellites. Weighing about 2750 kg, it is intended to gather hydrometeorological data from sun-synchronous orbit. This...

Orion Abort Test Booster
2 weeks, 4 days
Ascent Abort-2 - Success

Ascent Abort-2 (AA-2) is a scheduled test of the Launch Abort System (LAS) of NASA's Orion spacecraft.

SARGE
3 weeks
SARGE Launch 3 - Partial Failure

The 3rd launch of EXOS Aerospace's reusable launch vehicle. Failed during ascent due to what appears to be a gimbal issue. Sarge 1 glided steering its parachute and landed safely on the ground af...

Electron
3 weeks, 1 day
Make It Rain - Success

Rideshare mission for Spaceflight. Electron will launch seven spacecraft, including a commercial Earth-observing microsatellite for BlackSky, two CubeSats for U.S. Special Operations Command, a pai...

Falcon Heavy
3 weeks, 4 days
STP-2 - Success

The STP-2 payload is composed of 25 small spacecraft. Included is COSMIC-2 constellation to provide radio occultation data, along with 8 cubesat nanosatellites. Other payloads include LightSail ca...