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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 85,496 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Taylor Wang is the 200th most popular astronaut (down from 176th in 2019), the 861st most popular biography from China (down from 756th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Chinese Astronaut.

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  • 85k

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  • 44.42

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.72

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.75

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among astronauts, Taylor Wang ranks 200 out of 524Before him are Léopold Eyharts, Mamoru Mohri, Robert A. Parker, Mary L. Cleave, Chris Hadfield, and Oleg Atkov. After him are Pedro Duque, Yelena Kondakova, William C. McCool, Millie Hughes-Fulford, Hans Schlegel, and Marsha Ivins.

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Among people born in 1940, Taylor Wang ranks 427Before him are Ermindo Onega, Austin Pendleton, Billy McNeill, Roy Ayers, Jerzy Kulej, and Steve Swallow. After him are Walter Alvarez, Marita Petersen, Sapardi Djoko Damono, Grigory Kriss, Ernő Solymosi, and Barbara Boxer.

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In China

Among people born in China, Taylor Wang ranks 861 out of 1,392Before him are Kris Wu (1990), Li Han-hsiang (1926), Dilraba Dilmurat (1992), John Dobson (1915), Huang Xiaoming (1977), and Fang Fang (1955). After him are Paul Shan Kuo-hsi (1924), Hu Chunhua (1963), Vivian Wu (1966), Karen Lachmann (1916), Li Shufu (1963), and Wu Wenjun (1919).


Among astronauts born in China, Taylor Wang ranks 3Before him are Shannon Lucid (1943) and Yang Liwei (1965). After him are Liu Yang (1978), Zhai Zhigang (1966), Wang Yaping (1980), Nie Haisheng (1964), Liu Boming (1966), Fei Junlong (1965), Jing Haipeng (1966), Liu Wang (1969), and Chen Dong (1978).