Robert L. Gibson

1946 - Today

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Robert Lee "Hoot" Gibson (born October 30, 1946), (Capt, USN, Ret.), is a former American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, and aeronautical engineer. A retired NASA astronaut, he also served as Chief of the Astronaut Office from 1992 to 1994. Today Gibson is active as a professional pilot, racing regularly at the annual Reno Air Races. He was inducted into the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert L. Gibson has received more than 396,305 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Robert L. Gibson is the 332nd most popular astronaut (down from 273rd in 2019), the 12,186th most popular biography from United States (down from 10,320th in 2019) and the 153rd most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Robert L. Gibson ranks 332 out of 556Before him are Oleg Artemyev, George D. Zamka, Joan Higginbotham, Alvin Drew, Oleg Novitsky, and James van Hoften. After him are Roman Romanenko, Mike Melvill, Mike Mullane, Yuri Shargin, Aleksandr Skvortsov, and Guy Gardner.

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Among people born in 1946, Robert L. Gibson ranks 758Before him are Loudon Wainwright III, John M. Lounge, Alexandra Bastedo, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Susan Saint James, and Kiril Ivkov. After him are P. P. Arnold, Suresh Oberoi, Jean-Claude Désir, Gallagher, Stephen Rerych, and Doug Russell.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert L. Gibson ranks 12,186 out of 20,380Before him are Barbara Anderson (1945), Jon Drummond (1968), Linda Emond (1959), Deborah Snyder (1901), Outram Bangs (1863), and Russell Johnson (1924). After him are Brad Anderson (1964), Don Barksdale (1923), Tatyana Ali (1979), Larry Parks (1914), Deborah Ann Woll (1985), and Robert Stangland (1881).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Robert L. Gibson ranks 153Before him are Joseph M. Acaba (1967), Robert D. Cabana (1949), George D. Zamka (1962), Joan Higginbotham (1964), Alvin Drew (1962), and James van Hoften (1944). After him are Mike Mullane (1945), Guy Gardner (1948), Michael J. Bloomfield (1959), Gregory C. Johnson (1954), Anthony W. England (1942), and Ronald J. Grabe (1945).