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The first social network for space is now at your fingertips! Follow the astronauts as they work, play and explore in zero gravity.

Share their photos and videos with your friends + be notified when new people blast off!

50 years ago, a few minutes of blurry TV footage captivated the world as the astronauts turned their cameras back on the Earth for the first time.

Today, the people in space share 10x as much stunning content, every single day.

People In Space brings it all together on your phone in one enthralling and addictive package.



- See photos and videos as they’re shared by the people working, playing and living in space

- Be notified when number of people in space changes

- Keep tabs on who’s floating, what they’re like, and who’s been in space the longest

- Tweet your favorite photos, follow your favorite astronauts

- Minimal, swipeable, addictive


howmanypeopleareinspacerightnow.com is an OG of the social web and the Internet’s #1 source for keeping tabs on who is in Low Earth Orbit.

Soon, the number of people sharing their smile inducing experiences from space will leap from a few, to hundreds. And, we’re just getting started.

“I look forward to one day soon when our Virgin Galactic astronauts names are up on howmanypeopleareinspacerightnow.com - including my children Holly and Sam of course.”

- Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic


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What’s New

Version 1.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Now on Apple Watch!

People in Space is now available just by glancing at your watch. Get notifications and quickly see how many people are in space at any time.

Oh, and a bonus feature. Tap the number in the watch app to view the 20 most recent images from the feed!

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Nimmanu ,


For an app with simple function and easy to find information, please update timely. When people come back down, they shouldn't be shown for several days in space after that, same goes with people that are up there and aren't being shown. Great app, please update more reliably to get the fifth star from me

Sophiedog6 ,

Great idea, but lacking updates.

Timely updates are not done with this app. It’s a fantastic idea for space enthusiasts, especially with all the current increase in commercial space flight. But it hasn’t included the record breaking number of astronauts (14) with the SpaceX private group of four. Even though they are up there fir only a few days, that should be included.

Rose Colored Contacts ,

Only astronauts on International Space Station

Only astronauts on the International Space Station are included. Chinese astronauts are not included in the count. So it’s not an authentic count of actual people in space right now.

Update: This issue was fixed! Thank you for listening and updating the app!

App Privacy

The developer, highfives, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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