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Jim Lovell

1928 - Today

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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 5,733,495 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Jim Lovell is the 15th most popular astronaut (down from 14th in 2019), the 1,242nd most popular biography from United States (down from 872nd in 2019) and the 9th 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 15 out of 524Before him are Alexei Leonov, Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Gherman Titov, Dennis Tito, and David Scott. After him are Svetlana Savitskaya, Harrison Schmitt, Sigmund Jähn, Andriyan Nikolayev, Sergei Krikalev, and Valeri Polyakov.

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Among people born in 1928, Jim Lovell ranks 66Before him are Adam West, Giampiero Boniperti, James Ivory, Reynaldo Bignone, Manfred Rommel, and Alan J. Pakula. After him are János Kornai, Zhu Rongji, James Garner, James Randi, Tony Richardson, and Carl Woese.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jim Lovell ranks 1,242 out of 18,182Before him are Aaron Burr (1756), Lenny Kravitz (1964), Kim Kardashian (1980), Bill Haley (1925), Fredric Brown (1906), and George Akerlof (1940). After him are Shia LaBeouf (1986), Geena Davis (1956), Marisa Tomei (1964), Frederick Cook (1865), Rene Russo (1954), and Robert Englund (1947).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Jim Lovell ranks 9Before him are Gene Cernan (1934), Pete Conrad (1930), Alan Shepard (1923), John Glenn (1921), Dennis Tito (1940), and David Scott (1932). After him are Harrison Schmitt (1935), Gus Grissom (1926), James Irwin (1930), Edgar Mitchell (1930), Ed White (1930), and Michael P. Anderson (1959).