Thomas P. Stafford

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Thomas Patten Stafford (born September 17, 1930) is an American former Air Force officer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, and one of 24 people who flew to the Moon. He also served as Chief of the Astronaut Office from 1969 to 1971. After graduating from the United States Naval Academy, Stafford commissioned in the United States Air Force, flying the F-86 Sabre prior becoming a test pilot. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas P. Stafford has received more than 521,990 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Thomas P. Stafford is the 39th most popular astronaut (up from 43rd in 2019), the 2,254th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,192nd in 2019) and the 22nd most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Thomas P. Stafford ranks 39 out of 524. Before him are Ilan Ramon, Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov, Michael P. Anderson, William Anders, and Charles Duke. After him are Ken Mattingly, Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Michael J. Smith, Jean-Loup Chrétien, and Alfred Worden.

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Among people born in 1930, Thomas P. Stafford ranks 130Before him are Magdalena Abakanowicz, Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Akiyuki Nosaka, Tanya Savicheva, Ted Hughes, and Irinej, Serbian Patriarch. After him are Oleg Popov, Harold Bloom, Carolyn Jones, Fritz Wunderlich, Michel Rocard, and Marshall Sahlins.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Thomas P. Stafford ranks 2,254 out of 15,968. Before him are Richard Schiff (1955), Lee Grant (1927), Ann Morgan Guilbert (1928), Steven Chu (1948), J. Michael Bishop (1936), and Elias Howe (1819). After him are Tom Ford (1961), Damon Wayans (1960), Tito Puente (1923), Frank Zane (1942), William Le Baron Jenney (1832), and Bill Conti (1942).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Thomas P. Stafford ranks 22Before him are Gus Grissom (1926), Frank Borman (1928), Alan Bean (1932), Bruce McCandless II (1937), Michael P. Anderson (1959), and Charles Duke (1935). After him are Ken Mattingly (1936), Ellison Onizuka (1946), Christa McAuliffe (1948), Michael J. Smith (1945), Alfred Worden (1932), and Gordon Cooper (1927).