Jim Lovell

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James Arthur Lovell Jr. (; 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 5,408,855 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Jim Lovell is the 14th most popular astronaut (up from 18th in 2019), the 873rd most popular biography from United States (up from 997th in 2019) and the 8th 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 14 out of 524Before him are Pete Conrad, Alexei Leonov, Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Gherman Titov, and Dennis Tito. After him are John Young, Sigmund Jähn, David Scott, Harrison Schmitt, Andriyan Nikolayev, and Edgar Mitchell.

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Among people born in 1928, Jim Lovell ranks 47Before him are Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Peyo, Carlos Fuentes, Kim Yong-nam, Maya Angelou, and Manfred Gerlach. After him are Manfred Rommel, Jacques Rivette, James Ivory, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Francesco Cossiga, and Karlheinz Böhm.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jim Lovell ranks 873 out of 15,968Before him are Michael Mann (1943), Anne Rice (1941), Ferid Murad (1936), Willard Libby (1908), John Sherman (1823), and Jamie Lee Curtis (1958). After him are Angela Davis (1944), Ron Perlman (1950), Charles H. Townes (1915), Sheldon Lee Glashow (1932), Jon Bon Jovi (1962), and John J. Pershing (1860).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Jim Lovell ranks 8Before him are Buzz Aldrin (1930), Gene Cernan (1934), Pete Conrad (1930), Alan Shepard (1923), John Glenn (1921), and Dennis Tito (1940). After him are John Young (1930), David Scott (1932), Harrison Schmitt (1935), Edgar Mitchell (1930), Ed White (1930), and James Irwin (1930).