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Charles Bassett

1931 - 1966

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Charles Arthur Bassett II (December 30, 1931 – February 28, 1966), (Major, USAF), 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 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He joined the Air Force as a pilot and graduated from both the Air Force's Experimental Test Pilot School and the Aerospace Research Pilot School. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Bassett has received more than 331,538 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Charles Bassett is the 154th most popular astronaut (up from 185th in 2019), the 6,357th most popular biography from United States (up from 7,086th in 2019) and the 59th most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Charles Bassett ranks 154 out of 524Before him are David M. Brown, Pavel Vinogradov, Valentina Ponomaryova, William E. Thornton, Chiaki Mukai, and Elliot See. After him are Story Musgrave, Owen Garriott, Yury Malyshev, Edward Gibson, Paul J. Weitz, and Jack Lousma.

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Among people born in 1931, Charles Bassett ranks 332Before him are Louis Pouzin, Jerry Van Dyke, Yoshiko Kuga, Dana Wynter, Hans van Mierlo, and Riane Eisler. After him are Leslie Bricusse, John Shelby Spong, Anatoli Ilyin, Dino da Costa, D. J. Fontana, and Nick Adams. Among people deceased in 1966, Charles Bassett ranks 147Before him are Clifton Webb, Sofya Yanovskaya, Harry Beaumont, Bill Carr, Pablo Birger, and Elliot See. After him are Joel Stebbins, Seán T. O'Kelly, Herbert Marshall, Santiago Lovell, Margery Allingham, and Gustavo Marzi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Bassett ranks 6,357 out of 18,182Before him are George Moscone (1929), Erik Olin Wright (1947), Greg Germann (1958), Jimmy Ellis (1940), Robert Kramer (1939), and Eddie Cantor (1892). After him are Gregory La Cava (1892), Chris Mulkey (1948), Dina Merrill (1923), Kevin Conway (1942), Stephen Root (1951), and Michael Imperioli (1966).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Charles Bassett ranks 59Before him are Vance D. Brand (1931), Ronald McNair (1950), Michael R. Clifford (1952), David M. Brown (1956), William E. Thornton (1929), and Elliot See (1927). After him are Story Musgrave (1935), Owen Garriott (1930), Edward Gibson (1936), Paul J. Weitz (1932), Jack Lousma (1936), and Joe Engle (1932).