Jerry L. Ross

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Jerry Lynn Ross (born January 20, 1948, Crown Point, Indiana) is a retired United States Air Force officer, engineer and a former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of seven Space Shuttle missions, making him the joint record holder for most spaceflights (a record he shares with Franklin Chang-Diaz). His papers, photographs and many personal items are in the Barron Hilton Flight and Space Exploration Archives at Purdue University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jerry L. Ross has received more than 178,326 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Jerry L. Ross is the 211th most popular astronaut (up from 239th in 2019), the 8,311th most popular biography from United States (up from 8,824th in 2019) and the 87th most popular Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Jerry L. Ross ranks 211 out of 524Before him are Hans Schlegel, Marsha Ivins, Daniel Brandenstein, James C. Adamson, Franco Malerba, and Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper. After him are James P. Bagian, Michael López-Alegría, Bonnie J. Dunbar, Karol J. Bobko, Yi So-yeon, and Rodolfo Neri Vela.

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Among people born in 1948, Jerry L. Ross ranks 501Before him are Rudy Tomjanovich, Walter Smith, Tommy Söderberg, Itzhak Shum, Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, and Arnie Robinson. After him are Jon Amiel, Norbert Nigbur, Nadezhda Tkachenko, Ian Hodder, István Tarlós, and Alexei Starobinsky.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jerry L. Ross ranks 8,311 out of 18,182Before him are Constance Talmadge (1898), Herbert Stothart (1885), Arnie Robinson (1948), Bisher Al-Khasawneh (1969), Katie Cassidy (1986), and Ralph Meeker (1920). After him are Dominique Swain (1980), Damon Runyon (1880), John Clauser (1942), Haley Bennett (1988), Bill Camp (1961), and Dick Durbin (1944).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Jerry L. Ross ranks 87Before him are William C. McCool (1961), Millie Hughes-Fulford (1945), Marsha Ivins (1951), Daniel Brandenstein (1943), James C. Adamson (1946), and Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper (1963). After him are James P. Bagian (1952), Bonnie J. Dunbar (1949), Karol J. Bobko (1937), Steven R. Nagel (1946), Donald H. Peterson (1933), and Henry Hartsfield (1933).