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Bruce McCandless II

1937 - 2017

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Bruce McCandless II (born Byron Willis McCandless; June 8, 1937 – December 21, 2017) was a United States Navy officer and aviator, electrical engineer, and NASA astronaut. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bruce McCandless II has received more than 711,967 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Bruce McCandless II is the 30th most popular astronaut (up from 32nd in 2019), the 1,927th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,925th in 2019) and the 16th most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Bruce McCandless II ranks 30 out of 524Before him are James Irwin, Edgar Mitchell, Ed White, Valery Bykovsky, Ilan Ramon, and Michael P. Anderson. After him are Georgy Dobrovolsky, Roger B. Chaffee, Alan Bean, Frank Borman, John Young, and Ellison Onizuka.

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Among people born in 1937, Bruce McCandless II ranks 90Before him are Boris Pugo, Keizō Obuchi, Song Hye-rim, Dragoslav Šekularac, Cornelius A. Smith, and Richard Møller Nielsen. After him are Ryutaro Hashimoto, Neeme Järvi, Vittorio Brambilla, Petros Markaris, Jerry Reed, and Ronald Venetiaan. Among people deceased in 2017, Bruce McCandless II ranks 96Before him are Paolo Villaggio, Tobe Hooper, Tomas Milian, Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, René Préval, and Peter Abrahams. After him are Bill Paxton, Yisrael Kristal, Azzedine Alaïa, Jannis Kounellis, Magdalena Abakanowicz, and Loalwa Braz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bruce McCandless II ranks 1,927 out of 18,182Before him are Debra Paget (1933), Nicholas Sparks (1965), Thomas A. Steitz (1940), Billy Gibbons (1949), Darren Aronofsky (1969), and Angie Dickinson (1931). After him are Jack Kevorkian (1928), Michael Bay (1965), Alex Jones (1974), Jack Daniel (1850), Victor French (1934), and Frank Wilczek (1951).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Bruce McCandless II ranks 16Before him are Harrison Schmitt (1935), Gus Grissom (1926), James Irwin (1930), Edgar Mitchell (1930), Ed White (1930), and Michael P. Anderson (1959). After him are Roger B. Chaffee (1935), Alan Bean (1932), Frank Borman (1928), John Young (1930), Ellison Onizuka (1946), and Christa McAuliffe (1948).