Kenneth Cockrell

1950 - Today

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Kenneth Dale "Taco" Cockrell (born April 9, 1950) is a retired American astronaut, engineer and a veteran of five Space Shuttle missions. He served as Chief of the Astronaut Office from 1997 to 1998. Cockrell was born in Austin, Texas to Buford Dale Cockrell and Jewell Moorman. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kenneth Cockrell has received more than 53,470 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Kenneth Cockrell is the 140th most popular astronaut (up from 376th in 2019), the 5,291st most popular biography from United States (up from 12,753rd in 2019) and the 52nd most popular American Astronaut.

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  • 1.97

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Among astronauts, Kenneth Cockrell ranks 140 out of 556Before him are Sunita Williams, Gennady Sarafanov, Dumitru Prunariu, Roberta Bondar, Mae Jemison, and Ulf Merbold. After him are Yuri Gidzenko, Wubbo Ockels, Christer Fuglesang, Viktor Savinykh, William R. Pogue, and Vladimir Solovyov.

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Among people born in 1950, Kenneth Cockrell ranks 280Before him are Jeff Conaway, Joe Bugner, Melissa Mathison, Richard Berry, Francisco Fernández Ochoa, and Dino Meneghin. After him are Billy Ocean, James Redfield, Chung Sye-kyun, Mark Blum, Miho Kaneda, and Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kenneth Cockrell ranks 5,291 out of 20,380Before him are R. G. Armstrong (1917), Gene Autry (1907), Christine Jorgensen (1926), Bob McAdoo (1951), George Marshall (1891), and Ed Wynn (1886). After him are Sasha Alexander (1973), Michael Peña (1976), Joshua Angrist (1960), V. C. Andrews (1923), Jennie Garth (1972), and Susanna Hoffs (1959).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Kenneth Cockrell ranks 52Before him are Gregory Jarvis (1944), Joseph A. Walker (1921), Jeffrey A. Hoffman (1944), Vance D. Brand (1931), Sunita Williams (1965), and Mae Jemison (1956). After him are William R. Pogue (1930), Edward Gibson (1936), Peggy Whitson (1960), William Shepherd (1949), Ronald McNair (1950), and Eileen Collins (1956).