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Norman Thagard

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Norman Earl Thagard (born July 3, 1943; Capt, USMC, Ret.), is an American scientist and former U.S. Marine Corps officer and naval aviator and NASA astronaut. He is the first American to ride to space on board a Russian vehicle, and can be considered the first American cosmonaut. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Norman Thagard has received more than 122,824 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Norman Thagard is the 232nd most popular astronaut (up from 251st in 2019), the 9,117th most popular biography from United States (up from 9,251st in 2019) and the 97th most popular American Astronaut.

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  • 24

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  • 3.37

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Among astronauts, Norman Thagard ranks 232 out of 524Before him are Thomas Reiter, Soichi Noguchi, Lisa Nowak, Thomas Pesquet, Marcos Pontes, and Bryan D. O'Connor. After him are Valery Korzun, Koichi Wakata, Takao Doi, Jeffrey Williams, Oleg Kononenko, and Yury Onufriyenko.

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Among people born in 1943, Norman Thagard ranks 541Before him are Bob Avakian, Charles Saatchi, Francisco Valdés, Gerhard Auer, Fabrizio Poletti, and Sumitra Mahajan. After him are Bertil Roos, Jim Risch, Ivan Davidov, Pedro Pablo León, Sigitas Geda, and James L. Jones.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Norman Thagard ranks 9,117 out of 18,182Before him are Haley Lu Richardson (1995), Alicia Witt (1975), Lynn Bari (1913), Shannon Woodward (1984), Dan Dailey (1915), and Tracy Letts (1965). After him are Richard Fortus (1966), Martin Luther King III (1957), Jon Landau (1960), Robert Mercer (1946), Aurora Snow (1981), and Jack Sholder (1945).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Norman Thagard ranks 97Before him are Steven R. Nagel (1946), Donald H. Peterson (1933), Henry Hartsfield (1933), Loren Acton (1936), Lisa Nowak (1963), and Bryan D. O'Connor (1946). After him are Jeffrey Williams (1958), Robert L. Stewart (1942), Mike Massimino (1962), John Casper (1943), Janice E. Voss (1956), and Dale Gardner (1948).