Jim Lovell

1928 - Today

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James Arthur Lovell Jr. ( LUV-əl; born March 25, 1928) is an American retired astronaut, naval aviator, test pilot and mechanical engineer. In 1968, as command module pilot of Apollo 8, he became, with Frank Borman and William Anders, one of the first three astronauts to fly to and orbit the Moon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jim Lovell has received more than 7,047,189 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Jim Lovell is the 22nd most popular astronaut (down from 15th in 2019), the 1,382nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,242nd in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Astronaut.

Jim Lovell is most famous for being the commander of the Apollo 13 mission. The Apollo 13 mission is the third manned mission to land on the moon. The mission was aborted because of an explosion in the service module.

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Among astronauts, Jim Lovell ranks 22 out of 556Before him are Andriyan Nikolayev, David Scott, Harrison Schmitt, James Irwin, Frank Borman, and Sigmund Jähn. After him are Alan Bean, Gus Grissom, Pavel Popovich, Ed White, Aleksandr Viktorenko, and Roger B. Chaffee.

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Among people born in 1928, Jim Lovell ranks 77Before him are Zhu Rongji, Adam West, Gaston Thorn, Bernard Buffet, Capucine, and Frank Borman. After him are Pierre Mauroy, Ion Mihai Pacepa, Lina Wertmüller, Pat Hitchcock, Alan J. Pakula, and James Garner.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jim Lovell ranks 1,382 out of 20,380Before him are E. Howard Hunt (1918), Kelly Lynch (1959), Max Wright (1943), Bob Kane (1915), Scott Wilson (1942), and Norman Borlaug (1914). After him are George Strait (1952), John Jacob Astor IV (1864), John Zorn (1953), Annette Bening (1958), Henry Gantt (1861), and David Duchovny (1960).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Jim Lovell ranks 12Before him are Alan Shepard (1923), Dennis Tito (1940), David Scott (1932), Harrison Schmitt (1935), James Irwin (1930), and Frank Borman (1928). After him are Alan Bean (1932), Gus Grissom (1926), Ed White (1930), Roger B. Chaffee (1935), Edgar Mitchell (1930), and Michael P. Anderson (1959).