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Dennis Tito

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Dennis Anthony Tito (born August 8, 1940) is an American engineer and entrepreneur. In mid-2001, he became the first space tourist to fund his own trip into space, when he spent nearly eight days in orbit as a crew member of ISS EP-1, a visiting mission to the International Space Station. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dennis Tito has received more than 680,455 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Dennis Tito is the 13th most popular astronaut, the 1,005th most popular biography from United States (down from 693rd in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Astronaut.

Dennis Tito is most famous for being the first space tourist. He paid $20 million to go to the International Space Station in 2001.

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  • 47

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  • 7.41

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  • 3.34

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Among astronauts, Dennis Tito ranks 13 out of 524Before him are Vladimir Komarov, Pete Conrad, Alexei Leonov, Alan Shepard, John Glenn, and Gherman Titov. After him are David Scott, Jim Lovell, Svetlana Savitskaya, Harrison Schmitt, Sigmund Jähn, and Andriyan Nikolayev.

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Among people born in 1940, Dennis Tito ranks 68Before him are Shahnaz Pahlavi, Mina, Jacques Rancière, Paolo Borsellino, Annie Ernaux, and Herbie Hancock. After him are Roberto Cavalli, Abdurrahman Wahid, Burt Young, Fatema Mernissi, Bruce Chatwin, and Robin Cook.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dennis Tito ranks 1,005 out of 18,182Before him are Frank B. Kellogg (1856), Madam C. J. Walker (1867), Kobe Bryant (1978), Jim Belushi (1954), Walter Lippmann (1889), and Kevin Kline (1947). After him are Wyatt Earp (1848), Gillian Anderson (1968), Howard H. Aiken (1900), Steve Buscemi (1957), Rosalynn Carter (1927), and Alfred Stieglitz (1864).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Dennis Tito ranks 7Before him are Neil Armstrong (1930), Buzz Aldrin (1930), Gene Cernan (1934), Pete Conrad (1930), Alan Shepard (1923), and John Glenn (1921). After him are David Scott (1932), Jim Lovell (1928), Harrison Schmitt (1935), Gus Grissom (1926), James Irwin (1930), and Edgar Mitchell (1930).