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With 524 biographies, Astronauts are the 28th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Skiers, Social Activists, and Astronomers.

Pantheon has 541 people classified as astronauts born between 1921 and 1987. Of these 541, 402 (74.31%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living astronauts include Valentina Tereshkova, Buzz Aldrin, and Dennis Tito. The most famous deceased astronauts include Yuri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins. As of April 2022, 17 new astronauts have been added to Pantheon including Valentina Ponomaryova, Mike Melvill, and Robert Henry Lawrence Jr..

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Newly Added Astronauts (2022)

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Most astronauts were born in United States (313), Russia (84), and Ukraine (18). By city, the most common birth places were Moscow (17), Cleveland (8), and Chicago (7).The most common death places of astronauts were United States (77), Russia (40), and Germany (2). By city, these were Moscow (29), Houston (11), and Texas (7).

The earliest biographies classified as astronauts in Pantheon are John Glenn, Joseph A. Walker, and Georgy Beregovoy.  The concentration of astronauts was largest during the Television Era, which lasted from 1950 to 1989. Some birth or death locations for earlier astronauts are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Astronauts were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Astronauts since 1700.

Astronauts are found within the Exploration domain which also includes Explorers.