Taylor Wang

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Taylor Gun-Jin Wang (simplified Chinese: 王赣骏; traditional Chinese: 王贛駿; pinyin: Wáng Gànjùn; born June 16, 1940) is a Chinese-born American scientist and in 1985, became the first person of Chinese origin to go into space. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Taylor Wang has received more than 103,940 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Taylor Wang is the 228th most popular astronaut (down from 200th in 2019), the 966th most popular biography from China (down from 858th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Chinese Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Taylor Wang ranks 228 out of 556Before him are Joseph P. Allen, Ivan Bella, Piers Sellers, André Kuipers, Vladimir Vasyutin, and Liu Yang. After him are Robert A. Parker, Yury Onufriyenko, Ernst Messerschmid, Mikhail Tyurin, Loren Acton, and Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper.

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Among people born in 1940, Taylor Wang ranks 482Before him are Sven-Gunnar Larsson, Sapardi Djoko Damono, Edmund White, Nicolae Lupescu, Marco Maciel, and Dmitri Prigov. After him are Carol Heiss, Vyacheslav Starshinov, Hubert Kostka, Anita Bryant, Daniel Goldin, and Dorrit Willumsen.

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In China

Among people born in China, Taylor Wang ranks 966 out of 1,610Before him are Liu Xiang (1983), Lee Yuan-tsu (1923), Li Wenliang (1986), Liu Yang (1978), Wang Junxia (1973), and John Dobson (1915). After him are Ding Liren (1992), Ge You (1957), Meng Wanzhou (1972), Cui Jian (1961), Hao Haidong (1970), and Zhu Jianhua (1963).


Among astronauts born in China, Taylor Wang ranks 4Before him are Yang Liwei (1965), Shannon Lucid (1943), and Liu Yang (1978). After him are Fei Junlong (1965), Nie Haisheng (1964), Jing Haipeng (1966), Liu Boming (1966), Liu Wang (1969), Wang Yaping (1980), Chen Dong (1978), and Zhai Zhigang (1966).