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ASTRONAUTS

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

Pantheon has 525 people classified as astronauts born between 1921 and 1983. Of these 525, 408 (77.71%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living astronauts include Michael Collins, Valentina Tereshkova, and Buzz Aldrin. The most famous deceased astronauts include Yuri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong, and Gene Cernan. As of October 2020, 14 new astronauts have been added to Pantheon including Talgat Musabayev, Tatyana Kuznetsova, and Ernst Messerschmid.

Living Astronauts

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Deceased Astronauts

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Newly Added Astronauts (2020)

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Most astronauts were born in United States (300), Russia (84), and Ukraine (20). By city, the most common birth places were Moscow (16), New York City (7), and Chicago (6).The most common death places of astronauts were United States (62), Russia (34), and Germany (2). By city, these were Moscow (27), Houston (8), and Texas (7).

The earliest biographies classified as astronauts in Pantheon are John Glenn, Georgy Beregovoy, and Joseph A. Walker.  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.