Dennis Tito

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Dennis Anthony Tito (born August 8, 1940) is an American engineer, entrepreneur and astronaut. 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 605,453 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Dennis Tito is the 13th most popular astronaut (up from 14th in 2019), the 693rd most popular biography from United States (up from 743rd 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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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 Jim Lovell, John Young, Sigmund Jähn, David Scott, Harrison Schmitt, and Andriyan Nikolayev.

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Among people born in 1940, Dennis Tito ranks 48Before him are Nancy Sinatra, Burhanuddin Rabbani, Anna Karina, Andrzej Żuławski, Thomas Harris, and Cliff Richard. After him are H. R. Giger, Eduardo Galeano, Tarō Asō, James Cromwell, Raquel Welch, and Denis Law.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dennis Tito ranks 693 out of 15,968Before him are Billy Graham (1918), Jonas Salk (1914), H. H. Holmes (1861), Francis Fukuyama (1952), John Goodman (1952), and Robert Altman (1925). After him are Bill Evans (1929), Vincente Minnelli (1903), Dashiell Hammett (1894), Estée Lauder (1906), Martin Cooper (1928), and Ed O'Neill (1946).

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 Jim Lovell (1928), John Young (1930), David Scott (1932), Harrison Schmitt (1935), Edgar Mitchell (1930), and Ed White (1930).