Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Christa McAuliffe
American

Sharon Christa McAuliffe (born Sharon Christa Corrigan; September 2, 1948 – January 28, 1986) was an American teacher and astronaut from Concord, New…

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David M. Brown
American

David McDowell Brown was a United States Navy captain and a NASA astronaut. He died on his first spaceflight, when the Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-10…

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Dick Scobee
American

Francis Richard Scobee was an American pilot and astronaut. He was killed commanding the Space Shuttle Challenger, which suffered catastrophic booste…

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Ellison Onizuka
American

Ellison Shoji Onizuka (鬼塚 承次 Onizuka Shōji) was an American astronaut from Kealakekua, Hawaii, who successfully flew into space with the Space Shuttl…

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Georgy Dobrovolsky
Russian

Georgiy Timofeyevich Dobrovolsky (Russian: Гео́ргий Тимофе́евич Доброво́льский; June 1, 1928 – June 30, 1971) was a Soviet cosmonaut who served on the t…

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Gregory Jarvis
American

Gregory Bruce Jarvis (August 24, 1944 – January 28, 1986) was an American engineer who died during the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger on…

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Ilan Ramon
Israeli

Ilan Ramon (born June 20, 1954 – February 1, 2003) was an Israeli fighter pilot and later the first Israeli astronaut for NASA. Ramon was the spac…

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Judith Resnik
American

Judith Arlene Resnik was an American electrical engineer, software engineer, biomedical engineer, pilot and NASA astronaut, who died when the Space S…

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Kalpana Chawla
American

Kalpana Chawla was an American astronaut and the first female of Indian origin to go to space. She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as a …

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Atlas V 511
Success
2 days, 8 hours ago
USSF-8
Space Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

USSF-8 will launch two identical Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) satellites GSSAP-5 and GSSAP-6 directly to a near-geosync…


Falcon 9
Success
5 days, 1 hour ago
Starlink Group 4-6
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 49 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 2D
Success
1 week ago
Shiyan 13
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Chinese satellite declared for technological demonstration purposes, details TBD.


LauncherOne
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Above the Clouds
Mojave Air and Space Port - Air launch to orbit

Mission to a 500 km circular orbit inclined at 45 degrees carrying eight R&D satellites from US government agencies with communications and navigatio…


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Transporter 3 (Dedicated SSO Rideshare)
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Transporter 3 mission is a dedicated rideshare flight to a sun-synchronous orbit with dozens of small microsatellites and nanosatellites for commerci…


Falcon 9
Success
2 weeks, 3 days ago
Starlink Group 4-5
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 49 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Simorgh
Failure
3 weeks, 3 days ago
3 unknown payloads
Imam Khomeini Spaceport - Semnan Space Center, Islamic Republic of Iran

Three unknown research payloads are reported to have been sent into space, according to the Iranian Ministry of Defense. However, no new objects are …


Long March 3
Success
3 weeks, 4 days ago
TJSW-9
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Chinese classified satellite claimed to be for communication technology test purposes. Actual mission not known.


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

Chinese cartography satellite, details TBD.


Angara A5/Persey
Failure
3 weeks, 6 days ago
Dummy payload
35/1 - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

This is the third test flight of Angara A5 launch vehicle and its first flight with Persey upper stage. Since it's a test flight, the rocket carries …