Bruce McCandless II

1937 - 2017

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Bruce McCandless II (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 544,421 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Bruce McCandless II is the 32nd most popular astronaut (down from 25th in 2019), the 1,926th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,328th in 2019) and the 19th most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Bruce McCandless II ranks 32 out of 524Before him are Frank Borman, Valery Bykovsky, Alan Bean, Valeri Polyakov, Pavel Popovich, and Valeri Kubasov. After him are Ilan Ramon, Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov, Michael P. Anderson, William Anders, and Charles Duke.

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Among people born in 1937, Bruce McCandless II ranks 95Before him are Valentin Pavlov, Cüneyt Arkın, Nikolai Kapustin, Keizō Obuchi, Anatoly Sobchak, and Hélène Cixous. After him are Robert Gallo, Ryutaro Hashimoto, Billy Meier, Hibari Misora, Boris Pugo, and Baden Powell. Among people deceased in 2017, Bruce McCandless II ranks 93Before him are Yasuyuki Kuwahara, Tom Regan, René Préval, Roger Ailes, Paolo Villaggio, and Karin Dor. After him are Luis Bacalov, Jerry Fodor, Brian Aldiss, Tobe Hooper, Anne Wiazemsky, and Jean d'Ormesson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bruce McCandless II ranks 1,926 out of 15,968Before him are Alex Jones (1974), David Letterman (1947), Eleanor Parker (1922), Alvin Kraenzlein (1876), Robert Mapplethorpe (1946), and Mandy Patinkin (1952). After him are Andrew Wyeth (1917), Chris Pratt (1979), Terry O'Quinn (1952), Frank Marshall (1877), Gordon Scott (1926), and Abner Doubleday (1819).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Bruce McCandless II ranks 19Before him are Ed White (1930), James Irwin (1930), Fred Haise (1933), Gus Grissom (1926), Frank Borman (1928), and Alan Bean (1932). After him are Michael P. Anderson (1959), Charles Duke (1935), Thomas P. Stafford (1930), Ken Mattingly (1936), Ellison Onizuka (1946), and Christa McAuliffe (1948).