Robert F. Overmyer

1936 - 1996

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Robert Franklyn "Bob" Overmyer (July 14, 1936 – March 22, 1996) was an American test pilot, naval aviator, aeronautical engineer, physicist, United States Marine Corps officer, and USAF/NASA astronaut. Overmyer was selected by the Air Force as an astronaut for its Manned Orbiting Laboratory in 1966. Upon cancellation of the program in 1969, he became a NASA astronaut and served support crew duties for the Apollo program, Skylab program, and Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert F. Overmyer has received more than 113,275 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Robert F. Overmyer is the 259th most popular astronaut (up from 267th in 2019), the 9,937th most popular biography from United States (up from 10,125th in 2019) and the 104th most popular American Astronaut.

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  • 21

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Robert F. Overmyer has had the most page views in the with 11,770 views, followed by Chinese (1,115), and Italian (959). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (98.82%), Hebrew (65.14%), and Galician (44.36%)


Among astronauts, Robert F. Overmyer ranks 259 out of 556Before him are Timothy Kopra, Nicole Stott, Mikhail Kornienko, John L. Phillips, Janice E. Voss, and Jasmin Moghbeli. After him are Guion Bluford, Yury Usachov, Eugene H. Trinh, Fei Junlong, Gennadi Manakov, and Klaus-Dietrich Flade.

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Among people born in 1936, Robert F. Overmyer ranks 509Before him are Nils Nilsson, Carl Kaufmann, René Ferrier, Dick Cavett, John Tchicai, and Sergio Navarro. After him are Karl-Heinrich von Groddeck, Domingo Pérez, Alan Hodgkinson, Yury Osipov, Wolfgang Behrendt, and Ismail Merchant. Among people deceased in 1996, Robert F. Overmyer ranks 308Before him are Mark Lenard, Robert Pearce, Barney Ewell, Dave Schultz, Célestin Delmer, and Müfide İlhan. After him are Bohuslav Karlík, François Picard, Eleazar de Carvalho, Julio Bolbochán, Jean-Claude Piumi, and Pierre Jaccoud.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert F. Overmyer ranks 9,937 out of 20,380Before him are Butch Reynolds (1964), William Dickey (1874), Andres Serrano (1950), George Amick (1924), Janine Lindemulder (1968), and Judith Curry (1953). After him are Marie Wilson (1916), Andrea James (1967), James Chapin (1889), Frank Waller (1884), Lou Jones (1932), and Roderick Chisholm (1916).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Robert F. Overmyer ranks 104Before him are Tracy Caldwell Dyson (1969), Steven R. Nagel (1946), Timothy Kopra (1963), Nicole Stott (1962), John L. Phillips (1951), and Janice E. Voss (1956). After him are Guion Bluford (1942), Lee Archambault (1960), Donald H. Peterson (1933), Michael Coats (1946), William C. McCool (1961), and John Casper (1943).