Marcos Pontes

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Marcos Cesar Pontes (born 11 March 1963) is a Brazilian Air Force pilot, engineer, AEB astronaut and author. He became the first South American and the first Lusophone to go into space when he docked onto the International Space Station aboard Soyuz TMA-8 on March 30, 2006. He is the only Brazilian to have completed the NASA astronaut training program, although he switched to training in Russia after NASA's Space Shuttle program encountered problems. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcos Pontes has received more than 152,757 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Marcos Pontes is the 209th most popular astronaut (down from 205th in 2019), the 640th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 512th in 2019) and the most popular Brazilian Astronaut.

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  • 4.80

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Among astronauts, Marcos Pontes ranks 209 out of 524Before him are Story Musgrave, Takao Doi, Mikhail Tyurin, Ivan Bella, Piers Sellers, and Rodolfo Neri Vela. After him are William C. McCool, Sergei Avdeyev, James C. Adamson, Valery Korzun, Steven R. Nagel, and Hans Schlegel.

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Among people born in 1963, Marcos Pontes ranks 320Before him are Slobodan Dubajić, David Koepp, Olha Bryzhina, Dmitry Rogozin, Vasile Tarlev, and John Delaney. After him are Edie Falco, Diosdado Cabello, Thomas Brezina, Konrad Krajewski, Lars Elstrup, and Holt McCallany.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Marcos Pontes ranks 640 out of 1,947Before him are Rodrygo (2001), Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira (1976), Nélson Luís Kerchner (1962), Donato Gama da Silva (1962), Lucas Leiva (1987), and Alexandre Levy (1864). After him are Carlos Saldanha (1965), Marcelinho Paraíba (1975), Raul Boesel (1957), Geraldo Alckmin (1952), Mirandinha (1959), and Lília Cabral (1957).

Among ASTRONAUTS In Brazil

Among astronauts born in Brazil, Marcos Pontes ranks 1

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