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Do you know how many people have been in space?

Would you like to go into space?

asked Jun 06 '10 at 20:16

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closed Jun 13 '10 at 22:59

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Closed, since this will become a moving target as three more astronauts (2 Americans & 1 Russian) are launching aboard a Soyuz mission to the International Space Station on June 15, 2010.

(Jun 13 '10 at 23:00) ageekmom ♦ ageekmom's gravatar image

The question has been closed for the following reason "The question is answered, right answer was accepted" by ageekmom Jun 13 '10 at 22:59

I would go to space in a heartbeat and I would absolutely love to spend time on the International Space Station (ISS)!

In total, there have been approximately 517 humans that have traveled to space -- here's Wikipedia's list of space travelers by name. This includes non-astronaut space travelers, meaning people who have traveled to space but not as employees of a national space program (sometimes they are rather dismissively and inaccurately referred to as "space tourists.")

At this very moment, there are currently 3 people in space, aboard the International Space Station! Very soon (June 16, 2010), they'll be joined by three more crewmates (launching aboard Soyuz TMA-19 from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan), and they'll all be serving the standard 6-month rotation on Station.

Here's an awesome list of spaceflight records -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_spaceflight_records

answered Jun 06 '10 at 20:26

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edited Jun 06 '10 at 20:30

I believe, within all my honesty, the answer to this question is no.

answered Jun 08 '10 at 00:43

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I've got to hand it to you, you did indeed answer the question -- it was a "Do you know" question, after all.

(Jun 08 '10 at 00:44) ageekmom ♦ ageekmom's gravatar image

After the launch of STS-127 (Space Shuttle Endeavour) to the ISS, there will have been 500 people who have flown to space. (The launch will be around July.) So as of now, 499 people have been to space.

This reference is slightly outdated. There are, I think, just over 500.

answered Jun 06 '10 at 20:19

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edited Jun 06 '10 at 20:20

I believe its only just over 500 people that have been in space.

answered Jun 06 '10 at 20:19

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Right now, there are 6 people in space:


Total, there have been 454 people in space as of 2007:


It is probably more now.

answered Jun 06 '10 at 20:20

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edited Jun 06 '10 at 20:21

Source #2 is outdated

(Jun 06 '10 at 20:22) chadt4 chadt4's gravatar image

This is all outdated. Astronauts Soichi Noguchi (@Astro_Soichi on Twitter), TJ Creamer (@Astro_TJ on Twitter) and former ISS commander, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, landed back on Earth aboard their Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft on June 2, 2010 -- 4 days before this was posted.

(Jun 06 '10 at 20:27) ageekmom ♦ ageekmom's gravatar image

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