Charles Bassett

1931 - 1966

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Charles Arthur Bassett II, Major, USAF, (December 30, 1931 – February 28, 1966) was an American electrical engineer and United States Air Force test pilot. He went to Ohio State University for two years and later graduated from Texas Tech University. He joined the Air Force as a pilot and graduated from both the Aerospace Research Pilot School and the Air Force's Experimental Test Pilot School. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Bassett has received more than 286,180 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Charles Bassett is the 185th most popular astronaut (down from 173rd in 2019), the 7,093rd most popular biography from United States (down from 5,904th in 2019) and the 74th most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Charles Bassett ranks 185 out of 524Before him are Joseph P. Kerwin, Pedro Duque, Laurel Clark, Christopher Cassidy, Donald H. Peterson, and Frank De Winne. After him are Yelena Kondakova, Roberta Bondar, Samantha Cristoforetti, John E. Blaha, Yuri Baturin, and Valeri Tokarev.

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Among people born in 1931, Charles Bassett ranks 356Before him are Dana Wynter, Shuhrat Abbosov, Gustav-Adolf Schur, Della Reese, Arturo Pomar, and Zaur Kaloev. After him are Yaakov Ziv, William H. Keeler, Heinz Fütterer, Jackie McLean, Robert Morse, and Yevdokiya Mekshilo. Among people deceased in 1966, Charles Bassett ranks 153Before him are Alma Cogan, Pablo Birger, Giorgi Leonidze, Sofya Yanovskaya, Bill Carr, and Bruno Ahlberg. After him are Robert Keith, Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, Esna Boyd, George Goulding, Helen Kane, and Mir Sultan Khan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Bassett ranks 7,093 out of 15,968Before him are Parker Posey (1968), Brad Fiedel (1951), Sam Webb (1945), James Cotton (1935), Billy Cunningham (1943), and Randy Meisner (1946). After him are Sara Gilbert (1975), Irving Kristol (1920), Lili Taylor (1967), Margaret Avery (1944), Sally Mann (1951), and Doug Aldrich (1964).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Charles Bassett ranks 74Before him are David M. Brown (1956), Anna Lee Fisher (1949), Joseph P. Kerwin (1932), Laurel Clark (1961), Christopher Cassidy (1970), and Donald H. Peterson (1933). After him are John E. Blaha (1942), Robert L. Behnken (1970), Kathryn D. Sullivan (1951), Karol J. Bobko (1937), Robert A. Parker (1936), and Joseph P. Allen (1937).