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Peggy Whitson

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Date of Birth: Feb. 9, 1960
Age: 61


Peggy Annette Whitson is an American biochemistry researcher, retired NASA astronaut, and former NASA Chief Astronaut. Her first space mission was in 2002, with an extended stay aboard the International Space Station as a member of Expedition 5. Her second mission launched October 10, 2007, as the first female commander of the ISS with Expedition 16. She was on her third long-duration space flight and was the commander of the International Space Station for Expedition 51, before handing over command to Fyodor Yurchikhin on June 1, 2017.

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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Axiom Space Mission 2

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Nov. 30, 2022, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Tourism

This is a Crew Dragon flight for a private company Axiom Space. The mission will carry a professionally trained commander alongside three private astronauts to and from the International Space Station. This crew will stay aboard space station for at least eight days.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105 | STS-111

Lockheed Martin Space Operations | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
June 5, 2002, 9:22 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

STS-111 was a space shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle Endeavour. STS-111 resupplied the station and replaced the Expedition 4 crew with the Expedition 5 crew. It was launched on 5 June 2002, from Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105 | STS-113

Lockheed Martin Space Operations | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Nov. 23, 2002, 12:49 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

STS-113 was a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle Endeavour. During the 14-day mission in late 2002, Endeavour and its crew extended the ISS backbone with the P1 truss and exchanged the Expedition 5 and Expedition 6 crews aboard the station. With Commander Jim Wetherbee and Pilot Paul Lockhart at the controls, Endeavour docked with the station on 25 November 2002 to begin seven days of station assembly, spacewalks and crew and equipment transfers. This was Endeavour’s last flight before entering its Orbiter Major Modification period until 2007, and also the last shuttle mission before the Columbia disaster.

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Soyuz-FG | Soyuz TMA-11

Progress Rocket Space Center | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
Oct. 10, 2007, 1:22 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

Soyuz TMA-11 begins Expedition 16 by carrying 3 astronauts and cosmonauts to the International Space Station. Russian Commander, cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko alongside Flight Engineers, Peggy Whitson (NASA) & Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor (National Space Agency of Malaysia) will launch aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and then rendezvous with the station. It landed on April 19, 2008, 08:30 UTC

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Soyuz-FG | Soyuz MS-03

Progress Rocket Space Center | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
Nov. 17, 2016, 8:20 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

Soyuz MS-03 begins expedition 50 by carrying NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet and Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy to the International Space Station. After launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, they will rendezvous to the station where they will remain for their 6 month stay.

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Soyuz-FG | Soyuz MS-04

Progress Rocket Space Center | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
April 20, 2017, 7:13 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

Soyuz MS-04 begins expedition 51 by carrying NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and Roscosmos cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin to the International Space Station. After launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, they will rendezvous to the station where they will remain for their 6 month stay.

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Axiom Space, Inc., also known as Axiom, is an American privately funded aerospace manufacturer and orbital spaceflight services company headquartered in Houston, Texas.


Atlas V 401
Success
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Lucy
Space Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Lucy is the first mission to explore and study Trojan asteroids. The Trojans are a type of asteroids that orbit the Sun in two groups, in front of an…


Long March 2
Success
3 days, 22 hours ago
Shenzhou 13
Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Second crewed flight to the Chinese Tiangong space station carrying Zhai Zhigang, commander, Wang Yaping and Ye Guangfu, operators, on their second, …


Long March 2D
Success
5 days, 4 hours ago
Xihe (CHASE)
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Xihe, also known as the Chinese Hα Solar Explorer (CHASE), is designed to test a newly developed satellite platform and conduct solar observations. T…


Soyuz 2.1b
Success
5 days, 5 hours ago
OneWeb 11
Cosmodrome Site 1S - Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation

A batch of 36 satellites for the OneWeb satellite constellation, which is intended to provide global Internet broadband service for individual consum…


New Shepard
Success
6 days ago
NS-18
West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch - Corn Ranch, USA

NS-18 is the second crewed New Shepard flight, carrying 4 paying customers.