Interactive Spaceflight Silk

The Silk team has created an interactive database of 300 manned spaceflights, including the 80 missions to the International Space Station. You can use this resource to learn all about the history of man's adventure's in space: click on specific events to access their fact sheet, or use the "Explore mode" to combine variables, add filters and choose the type of graph. With Silk, you will be able to query all the data dynamically, to generate custom interactive visualizations like the following. A tip: remember to use the filters to decide which spaceflights to visualize.


Use the filters to decide which spaceflights to visualize.

Year of flight
Mission type
Mission Duration
Apollo 111969Manned lunar landing8 days 3 hours 18 minutes 35 secondsApollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the Moon, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC. Armstrong became the first to step onto the lunar surface six hours later on July 21 at 02:56 UTC. Armstrong spent about two and a half hours outside the spacecraft, Aldrin slightly less, and together they collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material for return to Earth. A third member of the mission, Michael Collins, piloted the command spacecraft alone in lunar orbit until Armstrong and Aldrin returned to it just under a day later for the trip back to Earth.
Apollo 121969Manned lunar landing10 days 4 hours 36 minutes 24 secondsApollo 12 was the sixth manned flight in the United States Apollo program and the second to land on the Moon (an H type mission). It was launched on November 14, 1969 from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, four months after Apollo 11. Mission commander Charles "Pete" Conrad and Lunar Module Pilot Alan L. Bean performed just over one day and seven hours of lunar surface activity while Command Module Pilot Richard F. Gordon remained in lunar orbit. The landing site for the mission was located in the southeastern portion of the Ocean of Storms.
Apollo 131970Manned Lunar Landing5 days 22 hours 54 minutes 41 secondsApollo 13 was the seventh manned mission in the AmericanApollo space program and the third intended to land on the Moon. The craft was launched on April 11, 1970, at 13:13 CST from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, but the lunar landing was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded two days later, crippling the Service Module (SM) upon which the Command Module (CM) depended. Despite great hardship caused by limited power, loss of cabin heat, shortage of potable water, and the critical need to jury-rig the carbon dioxide removal system, the crew returned safely to Earth on April 17.
Apollo 141971Manned lunar landing9 days 1 minutes 58 secondsApollo 14 was the eighth manned mission in the United StatesApollo program, and the third to land on the Moon. It was the last of the "H missions," targeted landings with two-day stays on the Moon with two lunar EVAs, or moonwalks.
Apollo 151971Manned Lunar Landing12 days 7 hours 11 minutes 53 secondsApollo 15 was the ninth manned mission in the United States Apollo program, the fourth to land on the Moon, and the eighth successful manned mission. It was the first of what were termed "J missions," long stays on the Moon, with a greater focus on science than had been possible on previous missions. It was also the first mission on which the Lunar Roving Vehicle was used.
Apollo 161972Manned lunar landing11 days 1 hours 51 minutes 5 secondsApollo 16 was the tenth manned mission in the United StatesApollo space program, the fifth and penultimate to land on the Moon and the first to land in the lunar highlands. The second of the so-called "J missions," it was crewed by Commander John Young, Lunar Module PilotCharles Duke and Command Module PilotKen Mattingly. Launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 12:54 PM EST on April 16, 1972, the mission lasted 11 days, 1 hour, and 51 minutes, and concluded at 2:45 PM EST on April 27.
Apollo 171972Manned lunar landing12 days 13 hours 51 minutes 59 secondsApollo 17 was the final mission of the United States Apollo lunar landing program, and was the sixth and last landing of humans on the Moon. Launched at 12:33 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on December 7, 1972, with a three-member crew consisting of Commander Eugene Cernan, Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans, and Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt, It was the last use of Apollo hardware for its original mission. After Apollo 17, extra Apollo spacecraft were used in the Skylab and Apollo–Soyuz Test Project programs.

International Space Station - Human Missions

Some Statistics

Note: Not all information is available for all spaceflights: the statistics below are based on the information available on Wikipedia for each flight

Landing sites

Spaceflight by operating agency

Spaceflights with most distance travelled

Longest Manned Space Missions

Nationality of the crews of the ISS Human Missions 

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About this site

This site was created with Silk, a platform for easily structuring information, so that it can be organized, queried, visualized and shared in a few clicks. The Silk team built this as a demonstration project. You can contact us at

We aggregated data from multiple Wikipedia pages: 

To prepare the data for Silk, we used ImportXml function of Google Sheets, data crawler and Open Refine for cleaning.