Robert F. Overmyer

1936 - 1996

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Colonel 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 this 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 80,164 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Robert F. Overmyer is the 250th most popular astronaut (down from 239th in 2019), the 9,173rd most popular biography from United States (down from 7,652nd in 2019) and the 102nd most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Robert F. Overmyer ranks 250 out of 524Before him are William E. Thornton, Akihiko Hoshide, John Casper, Scott Kelly, Yury Onufriyenko, and Eugene H. Trinh. After him are Norman Thagard, Salizhan Sharipov, Loren Shriver, Klaus-Dietrich Flade, Aleksandr Laveykin, and Margaret Rhea Seddon.

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Among people born in 1936, Robert F. Overmyer ranks 395Before him are Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Elizabeth Dole, Ernest Shonekan, Darlene Hard, Yury Osipov, and Ismail Merchant. After him are James Frawley, George Voinovich, Tommy Steele, Andrew Davies, Billy Higgins, and Tamás Mendelényi. Among people deceased in 1996, Robert F. Overmyer ranks 236Before him are Garrett Birkhoff, Anna Chandy, Konstantin Loktev, Les Baxter, Sarah Palfrey Cooke, and François Picard. After him are Pat Brown, Jack Ragland, Eddie Harris, Laura La Plante, Swami Rama, and Allenby Chilton.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert F. Overmyer ranks 9,173 out of 15,968Before him are Leatrice Joy (1893), Bob Schul (1937), Edward Egan (1932), Ernie Kovacs (1919), Anne Jeffreys (1923), and June Christy (1925). After him are Tom Seaver (1944), Chad Lowe (1968), Virginia Davis (1918), Francis James Child (1825), Jesse Metcalfe (1978), and RZA (1969).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Robert F. Overmyer ranks 102Before him are Jerry L. Ross (1948), Bonnie J. Dunbar (1949), Mary L. Cleave (1947), William E. Thornton (1929), John Casper (1943), and Scott Kelly (1964). After him are Norman Thagard (1943), Loren Shriver (1944), Margaret Rhea Seddon (1947), David Wolf (1956), Guion Bluford (1942), and James P. Bagian (1952).