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Paolo Nespoli

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Major Paolo Angelo Nespoli (born 6 April 1957) is an Italian astronaut and engineer of the European Space Agency (ESA). In 2007, he first traveled into space aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery as a mission specialist of STS-120. In December 2010 he again traveled into space aboard the Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft as an Expedition 26/27 flight engineer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paolo Nespoli has received more than 205,086 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Paolo Nespoli is the 179th most popular astronaut (down from 175th in 2019), the 3,444th most popular biography from Italy (down from 3,150th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Paolo Nespoli ranks 179 out of 524Before him are Yuri Malenchenko, Claudie Haigneré, Robert Crippen, Piers Sellers, Lodewijk van den Berg, and Boris Morukov. After him are Aleksandr Panayotov Aleksandrov, Frank De Winne, John Oliver Creighton, Sergei Avdeyev, Samantha Cristoforetti, and Akihiko Hoshide.

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Among people born in 1957, Paolo Nespoli ranks 274Before him are Gordon Strachan, Claudie Haigneré, LeVar Burton, Lluís Homar, Peter Murphy, and Alexandra Marinina. After him are Shigeru Ishiba, François Legault, Pierre Moscovici, Jake E. Lee, Denise Crosby, and Giuseppe Saronni.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Paolo Nespoli ranks 3,444 out of 4,668Before him are Simon Gregorčič (1844), Bruno Giordano (1956), Ivano Bordon (1951), Luigi Cevenini (1895), Pierfrancesco Favino (1969), and Antonio Martino (1942). After him are Federico Moccia (1963), Vincenzo Iaquinta (1979), Gianni De Michelis (1940), Ernesto Ambrosini (1894), Pierluigi Casiraghi (1969), and Charles Piazzi Smyth (1819).


Among astronauts born in Italy, Paolo Nespoli ranks 2Before him are Michael Collins (1930). After him are Samantha Cristoforetti (1977), Umberto Guidoni (1954), Luca Parmitano (1976), Roberto Vittori (1964), and Maurizio Cheli (1959).

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