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Matthias Maurer

German - ( ESA)

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Date of Birth: March 18, 1970
Age: 51


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.

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

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Oct. 23, 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.


New Shepard
Success
5 days, 12 hours ago
NS-15
West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch - Corn Ranch, USA

Fifteenth flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. During the mission, astronaut operational exercises will be conducted in preparation for hum…


Soyuz 2.1a
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Soyuz MS-18
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Soyuz MS-18 begins expedition 65 by carrying Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky, Pyotr Dubrov and NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei to the International …


Long March 4B
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1 week, 4 days ago
Long March 4B
Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
Starlink 23
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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


Long March 4C
Success
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Gaofen-12-02
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - 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), a …