Stuart Roosa

1933 - 1994

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Stuart Allen Roosa (August 16, 1933 – December 12, 1994) was an American aeronautical engineer, smokejumper, United States Air Force pilot, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, who was the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 14 mission. The mission lasted from January 31 to February 9, 1971, and was the third mission to land astronauts (Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell) on the Moon. While Shepard and Mitchell spent two days on the lunar surface, Roosa conducted experiments from orbit in the Command Module Kitty Hawk. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stuart Roosa has received more than 319,246 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Stuart Roosa is the 88th most popular astronaut (down from 72nd in 2019), the 3,919th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,104th in 2019) and the 40th most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Stuart Roosa ranks 88 out of 524Before him are Gregory Jarvis, Yuri Artyukhin, Yevgeny Khrunov, Vasily Lazarev, Pyotr Klimuk, and Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov. After him are Dirk Frimout, Nikolay Rukavishnikov, Rakesh Sharma, Aleksandr Ivanchenkov, Yang Liwei, and Aleksei Yeliseyev.

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Among people born in 1933, Stuart Roosa ranks 194Before him are Yevgeny Khrunov, Mátyás Szűrös, Dianne Feinstein, Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, Isao Iwabuchi, and Romuald Klim. After him are Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, Christian Ferras, Jean Yanne, Bat Ye'or, Gene Kranz, and Toshi Ichiyanagi. Among people deceased in 1994, Stuart Roosa ranks 149Before him are Jiří Sobotka, Frederick Copleston, Anatoly Alexandrov, Aurora Mardiganian, Vitas Gerulaitis, and Oldřich Černík. After him are Yeshayahu Leibowitz, Giovanni Goria, Mai Zetterling, Nicole Brown Simpson, Roy J. Plunkett, and Cyprien Ntaryamira.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Stuart Roosa ranks 3,919 out of 15,968Before him are Gregory Benford (1941), Tatum O'Neal (1963), Vanessa Hudgens (1988), Berry Gordy (1929), Ron Kovic (1946), and Linda Fiorentino (1958). After him are Clarence Zener (1905), Michael Johnson (1967), Marc Mitscher (1887), Bobby Driscoll (1937), R. A. Salvatore (1959), and Randy Savage (1952).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Stuart Roosa ranks 40Before him are Richard F. Gordon Jr. (1929), Judith Resnik (1949), Deke Slayton (1924), Sally Ride (1951), Joseph A. Walker (1921), and Gregory Jarvis (1944). After him are Sunita Williams (1965), Rusty Schweickart (1935), Donn F. Eisele (1930), Robert Crippen (1937), William R. Pogue (1930), and James McDivitt (1929).