Karl Gordon Henize

1926 - 1993

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Karl Gordon Henize (; October 17, 1926 – October 5, 1993) was an American astronomer, space scientist, NASA astronaut, and professor at Northwestern University. He was stationed at several observatories around the world, including McCormick Observatory, Lamont–Hussey Observatory (South Africa), Mount Wilson Observatory, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and Mount Stromlo Observatory (Australia). He was a member of the astronaut support crew for Apollo 15 and Skylab 2, 3, and 4. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Gordon Henize has received more than 218,754 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Karl Gordon Henize is the 319th most popular astronaut (down from 288th in 2019), the 11,794th most popular biography from United States (down from 10,826th in 2019) and the 143rd most popular American Astronaut.

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Over the past year Karl Gordon Henize has had the most page views in the with 24,251 views, followed by Russian (2,485), and French (1,292). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (156.35%), Galician (86.23%), and Hungarian (57.87%)


Among astronauts, Karl Gordon Henize ranks 319 out of 556Before him are Yury Lonchakov, Sergei Avdeyev, John M. Fabian, Wendy B. Lawrence, Thomas Akers, and Mike Massimino. After him are John M. Lounge, John-David F. Bartoe, Frederick D. Gregory, Joseph M. Acaba, Robert D. Cabana, and Naoko Yamazaki.

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Among people born in 1926, Karl Gordon Henize ranks 518Before him are J. I. Packer, Happy Rockefeller, H. R. F. Keating, Sonja Åkesson, Tulsi Giri, and Joe Paterno. After him are Bucky Pizzarelli, Jane Withers, Bruce Harlan, James Lipton, Narinder Singh Kapany, and J. P. Donleavy. Among people deceased in 1993, Karl Gordon Henize ranks 298Before him are Chinmayananda Saraswati, Jón Páll Sigmarsson, James Bridges, Leon Ames, Hap Sharp, and Arnie Oliver. After him are Marie-Louise Linssen-Vaessen, Ruby Keeler, Don Barksdale, Irene Sharaff, Ethelwynn Trewavas, and John Riseley-Prichard.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Karl Gordon Henize ranks 11,794 out of 20,380Before him are John Blair Jr. (1732), Ken Wahl (1954), Sheila Kelley (1961), Richard Biggs (1960), Peter Ueberroth (1937), and Joe Paterno (1926). After him are Charles Drake (1917), Rosemary Radford Ruether (1936), Bucky Pizzarelli (1926), Goldust (1969), Satch Sanders (1938), and Scott McCloud (1960).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Karl Gordon Henize ranks 143Before him are Christina Koch (1979), Andrew M. Allen (1955), John M. Fabian (1939), Wendy B. Lawrence (1959), Thomas Akers (1951), and Mike Massimino (1962). After him are John M. Lounge (1946), John-David F. Bartoe (1944), Frederick D. Gregory (1941), Joseph M. Acaba (1967), Robert D. Cabana (1949), and George D. Zamka (1962).