Skip to menu Skip to content

Human Space Launch From Other Countries

Please note: The Space Foundation will be closed for winter break beginning Dec. 17, reopening Tuesday, Jan. 3. Updates to will not occur until around Jan. 3. All website features will still be operational. Customer feedback will be delayed.
Year: 2012
Country: India, Japan
Although Japan and India have both expressed interest in developing human spaceflight capabilities, neither has yet demonstrated strong commitment toward that goal. Japan is in early stage feasibility studies for its own crewed spacecraft, which would not be expected to fly before 2022. India...
Year: 2011
Other human spaceflight systems in development include Excalibur Almaz (EA), a private venture that plans to refurbish flight-proven Russian Almaz reusable space capsules and modules to transport astronauts and space tourists into orbit. In October 2011, NASA signed an unfunded agreement with EA to...
Year: 2009
In addition to government human spaceflight efforts, some companies are developing commercial systems for orbital human spaceflight. Several American companies have shown an interest in orbital human spaceflight to serve both government and commercial customers. SpaceX has designed its Falcon 9...
Year: 2008
Country: India, Japan
In 2006, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced plans to develop a human-rated version of its proposed GSLV Mark 3 vehicle. The vehicle, whose maiden launch is proposed for 2015, would be capable of carrying a crew capsule to LEO. Additionally, in January 2007, ISRO successfully...

Advanced Search