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Matthias Maurer

German - ( ESA)

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Date of Birth: March 18, 1970
Age: 50


Maurer applied to the European Space Agency as an astronaut in 2008, but was not initially appointed to the European Astronaut Corps. He formally joined the European Astronaut Corps in July 2015. In March 2018, he gained certification to perform International Space Station-related spacewalks in the American spacesuit EMU. In 2018 he also successfully graduated from both basic astronaut training and pre-assignment training and thus became fully certified to go to space. On 28 July 2020, Maurer was announced as a backup for Thomas Pesquet for the ISS expedition 65. His own flight is scheduled to take place no earlier than September 2021 aboard SpaceX Crew-3.

Upcoming Spaceflights


Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX USCV-3 (NASA Crew Flight 3)

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Sept. 1, 2021, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Human Exploration

SpaceX Crew-3 will be the third crewed operational flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft, and the fourth overall crewed orbital flight.

Low Earth Orbit
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Johann-Dietrich Wörner

The European Space Agency is an intergovernmental organisation of 22 member states. Established in 1975 and headquartered in Paris, France, ESA has a worldwide staff of about 2,000 employees. ESA's space flight programme includes human spaceflight (mainly through participation in the International Space Station program); the launch and operation of unmanned exploration missions to other planets and the Moon; Earth observation, science and telecommunication; designing launch vehicles; and maintaining a major spaceport, the Guiana Space Centre at Kourou, French Guiana.


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
3 days, 6 hours ago
Starlink 16
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Electron
Success
3 days, 12 hours ago
Another One Leaves The Crust
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Dedicated mission for a single communication microsatellite that will enable specific frequencies to support future services from orbit. The launch w…


Long March 3
Success
4 days, 3 hours ago
Tiantong-1-03
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Tiantong-1-03 is the third satellite in a series of Chinese geostationary communication satellites.


LauncherOne
Success
6 days ago
Launch Demo 2 (VCLS ELaNa XX)
Mojave Air and Space Port - Air launch to orbit

This is Virgin Orbit's second attempt to launch the LauncherOne rocket. It also carries cubesats which were contracted by NASA through Venture Class …


New Shepard
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
NS-14
West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch - Corn Ranch, USA

For this mission, the New Shepard crew capsule will be outfitted with upgrades for the astronaut experience as the program nears human space flight. …