Astronauts

Meet the exceptional people that have ventured into space.


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Laurel Clark
American

Laurel Blair Salton Clark was an American medical doctor, United States Navy Captain, NASA astronaut and Space Shuttle mission specialist. Clark di...

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Michael J. Smith
American

Michael John Smith was an American astronaut—pilot of the Space Shuttle Challenger when it was destroyed during the STS-51-L mission. All seven cre...

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Michael P. Anderson
American

Michael Phillip Anderson was a United States Air Force officer and NASA astronaut. Anderson and his six fellow crew members were killed in the Spac...

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Rick Husband
American

Rick Douglas Husband (July 12, 1957 – February 1, 2003) (Colonel, USAF) was an American astronaut and fighter pilot. He traveled into space twice: ...

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Ronald McNair
American

Ronald Erwin McNair was an American physicist and NASA astronaut. He died during the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger on mission STS-51-L, in...

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Viktor Patsayev
Russian

Viktor Ivanovich Patsayev (Russian: Ви́ктор Ива́нович Паца́ев; 19 June 1933 – 30 June 1971) was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on the Soyuz 11 mission an...

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Vladimir Komarov
Russian

Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov (Russian: Влади́мир Миха́йлович Комаро́в, IPA: [vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr mʲɪˈxaɪləvʲɪtɕ kəmɐˈrof]; 16 March 1927 – 24 April 1967) was...

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Vladislav Volkov
Russian

Vladislav Nikolayevich Volkov (Russian: Владисла́в Никола́евич Во́лков; November 23, 1935 – June 30, 1971) was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on the Soyu...

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William C. McCool
American

William Cameron "Willie" McCool was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut, who was the pilot...

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

Ofek is a series of Israeli reconnaissance satellites.


Long March 2D
Success
2 days, 2 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, 4 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
3 days, 23 hours 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, 6 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"...