Robert Crippen

1937 - Today

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Robert Laurel Crippen (born September 11, 1937) is an American retired naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aerospace engineer, and retired astronaut. He traveled into space four times: as pilot of STS-1 in April 1981, the first Space Shuttle mission; and as commander of STS-7 in June 1983, STS-41-C in April 1984, and STS-41-G in October 1984. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Crippen has received more than 388,705 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Robert Crippen is the 194th most popular astronaut (down from 175th in 2019), the 7,294th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,121st in 2019) and the 73rd most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Robert Crippen ranks 194 out of 556Before him are Frank De Winne, Mamoru Mohri, Jack Lousma, Gerald Carr, C. Gordon Fullerton, and Aleksandr Kaleri. After him are Barbara Morgan, Samantha Cristoforetti, Jim Wetherbee, Paolo Nespoli, Dale Gardner, and Pedro Duque.

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Among people born in 1937, Robert Crippen ranks 387Before him are David Acevedo, Richard H. Truly, Lucinda Williams, Polly Holliday, Hans Cieslarczyk, and Imerio Massignan. After him are Luiz Bueno, Viktoriya Tokareva, Benny Paret, Zoltán Berczik, John Ogdon, and Roger Penske.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Crippen ranks 7,294 out of 20,380Before him are Michael Stonebraker (1943), Joel Chandler Harris (1848), Khloé Kardashian (1984), Edward Everett Horton (1886), Gary Merrill (1915), and Ken Foree (1948). After him are Walter Breuning (1896), Shemp Howard (1895), Jane Wyatt (1910), Ben Bradlee (1921), David Blatt (1959), and Amy Smart (1976).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Robert Crippen ranks 73Before him are Marsha Ivins (1951), Clifton Williams (1932), José M. Hernández (1962), Jack Lousma (1936), Gerald Carr (1932), and C. Gordon Fullerton (1936). After him are Barbara Morgan (1951), Jim Wetherbee (1952), Dale Gardner (1948), Michael J. Adams (1930), Rick Husband (1957), and Henry Hartsfield (1933).