Joseph R. Tanner

1950 - Today

Joseph R. Tanner

Joseph Richard "Joe" Tanner (born January 21, 1950) is an American instructor at the University of Colorado Boulder, mechanical engineer, a former naval officer and aviator, and a former NASA astronaut. He was born in Danville, Illinois. He is unusual among astronauts as he did not have a background in flight test nor did he earn any advanced academic degrees. Typically those who did not do military flight test have an M.D. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph R. Tanner has received more than 38,325 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 357th most popular astronaut.

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  • 18

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  • 3.34

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.84

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Among astronauts, Joseph R. Tanner ranks 362 out of 501Before him are Ed Lu, Liu Wang, Maksim Surayev, Roger K. Crouch, Kevin A. Ford, and George D. Zamka. After him are Terry Hart, Shannon Walker, David Wolf, Wendy B. Lawrence, Michael Foale, and Robert Thirsk.

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Among people born in 1950, Joseph R. Tanner ranks 444Before him are Bob Burns, Rod Milburn, Carl J. Meade, Minako Takashima, Mari Miyamoto, and Asa Hutchinson. After him are Takao Orii, Karen Joy Fowler, Shoko Hamada, Pawan Kumar Chamling, Anna Tibaijuka, and Tom Vilsack.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joseph R. Tanner ranks 9,290 out of 12,171Before him are Sunny (1989), George D. Zamka (1962), Aunjanue Ellis (1969), Jermaine O'Neal (1978), Susan Solomon (1956), and Kari Wuhrer (1967). After him are August Wilson (1945), Camille Guaty (null), Walter Payton (1954), Angus T. Jones (1993), Jake Abel (1987), and Maggie Roswell (1952).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Joseph R. Tanner ranks 167Before him are Thomas Marshburn (1960), Lee Archambault (1960), Andrew J. Feustel (1965), Ed Lu (1963), Kevin A. Ford (1960), and George D. Zamka (1962). After him are Terry Hart (1946), Shannon Walker (1965), David Wolf (1956), Wendy B. Lawrence (1959), Michael R. Clifford (1952), and Christopher Cassidy (1970).