Charles Duke

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Charles Moss Duke Jr. (born October 3, 1935) is an American former astronaut, U.S. Air Force (USAF) officer and test pilot. As lunar module pilot of Apollo 16 in 1972, he became the tenth and youngest person to walk on the Moon, at age 36 years and 201 days.A 1957 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, he joined the USAF. He completed advanced flight training on the F-86 Sabre at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia, where he was a distinguished graduate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Duke has received more than 827,500 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Charles Duke is the 38th most popular astronaut (down from 30th in 2019), the 2,238th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,479th in 2019) and the 21st most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Charles Duke ranks 38 out of 524Before him are Bruce McCandless II, Ilan Ramon, Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov, Michael P. Anderson, and William Anders. After him are Thomas P. Stafford, Ken Mattingly, Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Michael J. Smith, and Jean-Loup Chrétien.

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Among people born in 1935, Charles Duke ranks 106Before him are Thomas Keneally, Richard Kuklinski, David Lodge, Terry Riley, Jack Kemp, and Jack Charlton. After him are Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr, Luis del Sol, Peter Schreier, Ján Popluhár, Tsutomu Hata, and Chaim Topol.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Duke ranks 2,238 out of 15,968Before him are George Gallup (1901), George Reeves (1914), Raymond E. Feist (1945), Marvin Harris (1927), Myrna Loy (1905), and George Gaylord Simpson (1902). After him are Casey Affleck (1975), Edwin Hall (1855), Richard Bull (1924), Delbert Mann (1920), Rita Wilson (1956), and Charles Joseph Bonaparte (1851).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Charles Duke ranks 21Before him are Fred Haise (1933), Gus Grissom (1926), Frank Borman (1928), Alan Bean (1932), Bruce McCandless II (1937), and Michael P. Anderson (1959). After him are Thomas P. Stafford (1930), Ken Mattingly (1936), Ellison Onizuka (1946), Christa McAuliffe (1948), Michael J. Smith (1945), and Alfred Worden (1932).