Space Explored

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.