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Jeffrey A. Hoffman

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Jeffrey Alan Hoffman (born November 2, 1944) is an American former NASA astronaut and currently a professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT. Hoffman made five flights as a Space Shuttle astronaut, including the first mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope in 1993, when the orbiting telescope's flawed optical system was corrected. Trained as an astrophysicist, he also flew on the 1990 Spacelab Shuttle mission that featured the Astro-1 ultraviolet astronomical observatory in the Shuttle's payload bay. Over the course of his five missions he logged more than 1,211 hours and 21.5 million miles in space. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jeffrey A. Hoffman has received more than 177,576 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Jeffrey A. Hoffman is the 296th most popular astronaut, the 11,111th most popular biography from United States (down from 10,343rd in 2019) and the 129th most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Jeffrey A. Hoffman ranks 296 out of 524Before her are Jean-Jacques Favier, George Nelson, Ulrich Walter, David Wolf, Tamara E. Jernigan, and Carlos I. Noriega. After her are Pamela Melroy, Byron K. Lichtenberg, Naoko Yamazaki, Reinhold Ewald, Frederick Hauck, and Jan Davis.

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Among people born in 1944, Jeffrey A. Hoffman ranks 593Before her are Alberto Demiddi, Carl I. Hagen, Svetlana Krachevskaya, David Kelly, Cathy Lee Crosby, and Liesel Westermann. After her are Tim Reid, Reinhold Bachler, Rúben Bareño, Gunnar Larsson, Bunji Kimura, and Jan Brewer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jeffrey A. Hoffman ranks 11,111 out of 18,182Before her are Hayley Williams (1988), Martika (1969), Justin Henry (1971), Troy Baker (1976), Lydia Lunch (1959), and Reverend Gary Davis (1896). After her are Ryan Tedder (1979), Taissa Farmiga (1994), Donna Dixon (1957), Taylor Hawkins (1972), Gregory Harrison (1950), and Joel Gretsch (1963).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Jeffrey A. Hoffman ranks 129Before her are Shannon Walker (1965), Michael Coats (1946), Karl Gordon Henize (1926), George Nelson (1950), David Wolf (1956), and Tamara E. Jernigan (1959). After her are Pamela Melroy (1961), Byron K. Lichtenberg (1948), Frederick Hauck (1941), Jan Davis (1953), Ellen Ochoa (1958), and Richard O. Covey (1946).