Roger B. Chaffee

1935 - 1967

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Roger Bruce Chaffee (; February 15, 1935 – January 27, 1967) was an American naval officer, aviator and aeronautical engineer who was a NASA astronaut in the Apollo program. Chaffee was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he became an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Central High School in 1953, and accepted a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roger B. Chaffee has received more than 1,106,605 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Roger B. Chaffee is the 32nd most popular astronaut (up from 55th in 2019), the 1,981st most popular biography from United States (up from 2,809th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Roger B. Chaffee ranks 32 out of 524Before him are Ed White, Valery Bykovsky, Ilan Ramon, Michael P. Anderson, Bruce McCandless II, and Georgy Dobrovolsky. After him are Alan Bean, Frank Borman, John Young, Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, and Kalpana Chawla.

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Among people born in 1935, Roger B. Chaffee ranks 79Before him are Bent Larsen, Seiji Ozawa, António Ramalho Eanes, Gene Vincent, Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, and Terry Riley. After him are Lyudmila Gurchenko, Jack Welch, Jack Kemp, Serge Klarsfeld, Brian Clough, and David Prowse. Among people deceased in 1967, Roger B. Chaffee ranks 69Before him are Tom Simpson, Günther Blumentritt, Dorothy Parker, Woody Guthrie, Primo Carnera, and Géza Lakatos. After him are Basil Rathbone, George Kelly, Marcel Aymé, Walter A. Shewhart, Stanisław Sosabowski, and Walter Weiß.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Roger B. Chaffee ranks 1,981 out of 18,182Before him are Neil Patrick Harris (1973), Susan Atkins (1948), Reinhold Niebuhr (1892), Abigail Adams (1744), Téa Leoni (1966), and Spiro Agnew (1918). After him are Beau Bridges (1941), Donald O'Connor (1925), Bettie Page (1923), Billy Preston (1946), Wayne Dyer (1940), and Clara Bow (1905).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Roger B. Chaffee ranks 17Before him are Gus Grissom (1926), James Irwin (1930), Edgar Mitchell (1930), Ed White (1930), Michael P. Anderson (1959), and Bruce McCandless II (1937). After him are Alan Bean (1932), Frank Borman (1928), John Young (1930), Ellison Onizuka (1946), Christa McAuliffe (1948), and Fred Haise (1933).