Lisa Nowak

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Lisa Marie Nowak (née Caputo, born May 10, 1963) is an American aeronautical engineer, and former NASA astronaut and United States Navy captain. Nowak served as naval flight officer and test pilot in the Navy, and was selected by NASA for NASA Astronaut Group 16 in 1996, qualifying as a mission specialist in robotics. She flew in space aboard Space Shuttle Discovery during the STS-121 mission in July 2006, when she was responsible for operating the robotic arms of the shuttle and the International Space Station. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lisa Nowak has received more than 2,503,240 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Lisa Nowak is the 228th most popular astronaut (down from 225th in 2019), the 8,945th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,400th in 2019) and the 95th most popular Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Lisa Nowak ranks 228 out of 524Before her are André Kuipers, Liu Yang, Henry Hartsfield, Loren Acton, Thomas Reiter, and Soichi Noguchi. After her are Thomas Pesquet, Marcos Pontes, Bryan D. O'Connor, Norman Thagard, Valery Korzun, and Koichi Wakata.

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Among people born in 1963, Lisa Nowak ranks 365Before her are Kevin J. O'Connor, Sükhbaataryn Batbold, Blanca Fernández Ochoa, Tim DeKay, Joe Dumars, and Bruce Schneier. After her are Maria Walliser, Marcos Pontes, Konrad Krajewski, Erik King, Kira Ivanova, and Govinda.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lisa Nowak ranks 8,945 out of 18,182Before her are Joe Dumars (1963), Alonzo Mourning (1970), Arnold Denker (1914), Jack Teagarden (1905), Annette Funicello (1942), and Bruce Schneier (1963). After her are Ricardo Cortez (1900), Gregg Araki (1959), Alfonso Ribeiro (1971), Richard Olney (1835), Earl Scruggs (1924), and Sylvester Graham (1794).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Lisa Nowak ranks 95Before her are Bonnie J. Dunbar (1949), Karol J. Bobko (1937), Steven R. Nagel (1946), Donald H. Peterson (1933), Henry Hartsfield (1933), and Loren Acton (1936). After her are Bryan D. O'Connor (1946), Norman Thagard (1943), Jeffrey Williams (1958), Robert L. Stewart (1942), Mike Massimino (1962), and John Casper (1943).