How many people are in space right now?
By Seth Kurkowski
October 6, 2021
There are currently 10 people in space, all onboard the International Space Station.
- 3 Russian cosmonauts - 3 NASA astronauts - 2 private tourists
-1 JAXA astronaut - 1 ESA astronaut
Eight of these crew members are a part of Expedition 65, these astronauts conduct experiments and continue to maintain the station.
NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov, a part of the expedition, are planning to stay on the station for just under a year. Breaking a new record.
Their stay will only last 12 days, and they will return to Earth onboard MS-18 with cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy as their commander.
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