Michael Foale

1957 - Today

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Colin Michael Foale (; born 6 January 1957) is a British-American astrophysicist and former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of six space missions, and is the only NASA astronaut to have flown extended missions aboard both Mir and the International Space Station. He was the second Briton in space and the first to perform a space walk. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Foale has received more than 240,244 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Michael Foale is the 376th most popular astronaut (down from 368th in 2019), the 5,217th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,242nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular British Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Michael Foale ranks 376 out of 524. Before him are Michael E. Fossum, Andrew J. Feustel, Leroy Chiao, Ronald J. Grabe, Donald Pettit, and Steven Hawley. After him are Andrew M. Allen, Richard O. Covey, Roy D. Bridges Jr., Robert Thirsk, Michael Fincke, and Michael S. Hopkins.

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Among people born in 1957, Michael Foale ranks 507Before him are Ali Divandari, Lyubov Gurina, Amy Goodman, Takahiro Kimura, Shinichiro Takahashi, and Joseph Atiyeh. After him are Norbert Növényi, Mike Watt, Hannelore Anke, Xu Haifeng, Richard Jeni, and Robert de Castella.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Michael Foale ranks 5,217 out of 6,924. Before him are John Reid, Baron Reid of Cardowan (1947), Phil Davis (1953), Tom Rob Smith (1979), Gary Pallister (1965), Jonathan Glazer (1965), and Sarita Choudhury (1966). After him are Russell T Davies (1963), Natasha Bedingfield (1981), Nigel Havers (1951), Shay Brennan (1937), David Hemery (1944), and Steve Cram (1960).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United Kingdom

Among astronauts born in United Kingdom, Michael Foale ranks 3Before him are Piers Sellers (1955) and Helen Sharman (1963). After him are Gregory H. Johnson (1962), Nicholas Patrick (1964), and Tim Peake (1972).