C. Gordon Fullerton

1936 - 2013

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Charles Gordon Fullerton (October 11, 1936 – August 21, 2013) was a United States Air Force colonel, a USAF and NASA astronaut, and a research pilot at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Facility, Edwards, California. His assignments included a variety of flight research and support activities piloting NASA's B-52 launch aircraft, the Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), and other multi-engine and high performance aircraft. Fullerton logged more than 380 hours in space flight, and was a NASA astronaut from September 1969 until November 1986 when he joined the research pilot office at Dryden. In July 1988, he completed a 30-year career with the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of C. Gordon Fullerton has received more than 134,659 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). C. Gordon Fullerton is the 192nd most popular astronaut (down from 164th in 2019), the 7,247th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,793rd in 2019) and the 72nd most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, C. Gordon Fullerton ranks 192 out of 556Before him are Salizhan Sharipov, Reinhard Furrer, Frank De Winne, Mamoru Mohri, Jack Lousma, and Gerald Carr. After him are Aleksandr Kaleri, Robert Crippen, Barbara Morgan, Samantha Cristoforetti, Jim Wetherbee, and Paolo Nespoli.

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Among people born in 1936, C. Gordon Fullerton ranks 398Before him are Roman Viktyuk, Susan Kohner, Jean-Claude Turcotte, Jack Lousma, Alla Demidova, and Paolo Barison. After him are Peter Duesberg, Martin Gilbert, Sergo Kotrikadze, Norberto Menéndez, Tony Lo Bianco, and Lawrence Gordon. Among people deceased in 2013, C. Gordon Fullerton ranks 339Before him are Martí de Riquer i Morera, John Eisenhower, María de Villota, Aleksandar Kozlina, Peter Gilmore, and José Luis Sampedro. After him are Gerino Gerini, Raimondo D'Inzeo, Jean Stapleton, Steve Forrest, Walt Bellamy, and Sakine Cansız.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, C. Gordon Fullerton ranks 7,247 out of 20,380Before him are Betty Davis (1945), Gerald Carr (1932), Annie Easley (1933), Richard Egan (1921), Al Lewis (1923), and David Dastmalchian (1977). After him are Yasmine Bleeth (1968), George Inness (1825), Oliver Ellsworth (1745), Edith McGuire (1944), Diamanda Galás (1955), and Garret Dillahunt (1964).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, C. Gordon Fullerton ranks 72Before him are James C. Adamson (1946), Marsha Ivins (1951), Clifton Williams (1932), José M. Hernández (1962), Jack Lousma (1936), and Gerald Carr (1932). After him are Robert Crippen (1937), Barbara Morgan (1951), Jim Wetherbee (1952), Dale Gardner (1948), Michael J. Adams (1930), and Rick Husband (1957).