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 1,019,236 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Roger B. Chaffee is the 55th most popular astronaut (down from 31st in 2019), the 2,810th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,505th in 2019) and the 30th most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Roger B. Chaffee ranks 55 out of 524Before him are Sergei Krikalev, Gordon Cooper, Toktar Aubakirov, Valentin Bondarenko, Ronald Evans, and Viktor Gorbatko. After him are Jügderdemidiin Gürragchaa, Dick Scobee, Wally Schirra, Scott Carpenter, Georgi Ivanov, and Richard F. Gordon Jr..

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Among people born in 1935, Roger B. Chaffee ranks 139Before him are Oleg Tabakov, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, Helmut Lachenmann, Don Norman, Inger Christensen, and Mohamed Choukri. After him are Charles Koch, Walter De Maria, Samak Sundaravej, Ghita Nørby, Lajos Tichy, and Armen Dzhigarkhanyan. Among people deceased in 1967, Roger B. Chaffee ranks 94Before him are Zbigniew Cybulski, Léon M'ba, Martine Carol, H. H. Kung, Robert J. Van de Graaff, and Josef Frank. After him are Harold Holt, Luis Somoza Debayle, Arthur Tedder, 1st Baron Tedder, John Nance Garner, George Lincoln Rockwell, and Franz Waxman.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Roger B. Chaffee ranks 2,810 out of 15,968Before him are Cameron Mitchell (1918), Michael Jai White (1967), Martha Chase (1927), Ned Beatty (1937), Susannah Mushatt Jones (1899), and Dick Wolf (1946). After him are Chazz Palminteri (1952), James W. Christy (1938), John Basilone (1916), Megan Fox (1986), Al Martino (1927), and Dan Flavin (1933).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Roger B. Chaffee ranks 30Before him are Ellison Onizuka (1946), Christa McAuliffe (1948), Michael J. Smith (1945), Alfred Worden (1932), Gordon Cooper (1927), and Ronald Evans (1933). After him are Dick Scobee (1939), Wally Schirra (1923), Scott Carpenter (1925), Richard F. Gordon Jr. (1929), Judith Resnik (1949), and Deke Slayton (1924).