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Famous Male Astronauts

List of famous male astronauts, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male astronauts list contains the most prominent and top males known for being astronauts. There are thousand of males working as astronauts in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic astronauts have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a astronaut then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list contains people like Gherman Titov and Dafydd Williams.

While this isn't a list of all male astronauts, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male astronauts?" and "Who are the best male astronauts?"

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    Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also an aerospace engineer, naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor. Before becoming an astronaut, Armstrong was an officer in the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War. After the war, he earned ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 82 (1930-2012)
    • Birthplace: Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Professor, Astronaut, Voice acting, Naval Officer, United States Naval Aviator + 1 more
    • Credits: Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey, British television Apollo 11 coverage, Kitty Hawk: The Wright Brothers' Journey of Invention
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    Buzz Aldrin is an American engineer and former astronaut, and the second person to walk on the Moon. He was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing in history. He set foot on the Moon at 03:15:16 on July 21, 1969, following mission commander Neil Armstrong. He is also a ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 85
    • Birthplace: Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Pilot, Astronaut, Author, Actor, Writer + 1 more
    • Credits: The Simpsons, Dancing with the Stars, For All Mankind, When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions, Fly Me to the Moon + 7 more
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    Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Russian Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961. Gagarin became an international celebrity, and was awarded many medals and titles, including Hero of the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 34 (1934-1968)
    • Birthplace: Klushino, Russia
    • Profession: Astronaut, Military aviator
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    Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr., was an American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, and during the Apollo 12 mission became the third man to walk on the Moon. He set an eight-day space endurance record along with his Command Pilot Gordon Cooper on the Gemini 5 ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 69 (1930-1999)
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Pilot, Astronaut, Actor
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    Virgil Ivan Grissom, better known as Gus Grissom, was one of the original NASA Project Mercury astronauts, test pilot, mechanical engineer, and a United States Air Force pilot. He was the second American to fly in space, and the first member of the NASA Astronaut Corps to fly in space twice. Grissom was ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 41 (1926-1967)
    • Birthplace: Mitchell, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Astronaut, Military aviator
    • Credits: For All Mankind
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    Alan Bartlett "Al" Shepard, Jr., was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, flag officer, one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, and businessman, who in 1961 became the second person and the first American to travel into space. This Mercury flight was designed to enter space, but ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 75 (1923-1998)
    • Birthplace: Derry, New Hampshire, United States of America
    • Profession: Pilot, Astronaut, United States Naval Aviator
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    James Arthur "Jim" Lovell, Jr., is a former NASA astronaut and a retired captain in the United States Navy, most famous as the commander of the Apollo 13 mission, which suffered a critical failure en route to the Moon but was brought back safely to Earth by the efforts of the crew and mission control. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 87
    • Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Astronaut, Actor, Writer
    • Credits: Apollo 13, The Man Who Fell to Earth
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    William Reid "Bill" Pogue, was an American astronaut and test pilot who was also an accomplished teacher, public speaker and author. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 84 (1930-2014)
    • Birthplace: Okemah, Oklahoma, United States of America
    • Profession: Astronaut
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    Franklin Story Musgrave is an American physician and a retired NASA astronaut. He is a public speaker and consultant to both Disney's Imagineering group and Applied Minds in California. In 1996 he became only the second astronaut to achieve the record of six spaceflights. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 80
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Biophysicist, Public speaker, Physiologist, Astronaut, Computer scientist + 3 more
    • Credits: Mission to Mars
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    Dr. Guion Stewart “Guy” Bluford, Jr., is an engineer, NASA astronaut, and the first African American in space. Before becoming an astronaut, Bluford was a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force. He participated in four Space Shuttle flights between 1983 and 1992. In 1983, as a member of the crew of the Space ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Pilot, Astronaut
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    Ronald Ervin McNair, Ph.D. was a physicist and NASA astronaut. McNair died during the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger on mission STS-51-L. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 36 (1950-1986)
    • Birthplace: Lake City, South Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Physicist, Astronaut
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    Carlos Ismael Noriega is a Peruvian and U.S. citizen, NASA employee, a former NASA astronaut and a retired U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Lima, Peru
    • Profession: Soldier, Astronaut
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    Frank Frederick Borman, II, is a retired United States Air Force pilot, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, best remembered as the Commander of Apollo 8, the first mission to fly around the Moon, making him, along with crew mates Jim Lovell and Bill Anders, the first of only 24 humans ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 87
    • Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Astronaut
    • Credits: Rocket Science
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    Walter Marty "Wally" Schirra, Jr., was an American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and one of the original seven astronauts chosen for Project Mercury, America's first effort to put humans in space. He flew the six-orbit, nine-hour Mercury-Atlas 8 mission on October 3, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 84 (1923-2007)
    • Birthplace: Hackensack, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Pilot, Astronaut, Actor, United States Naval Aviator
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    Franklin Ramón Chang Díaz, Ph.D. is a Costa Rican-American mechanical engineer, physicist and former NASA astronaut. Dr. Chang Díaz became an American citizen in 1977. He is of Chinese and Costa Rican Spanish descent. Dr. Chang Díaz is currently president and CEO of Ad Astra Rocket Company. He is a ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
    • Profession: Physicist, Astronaut, Scientist, Engineer
    • Credits: RocketMan, The Wild Blue Yonder
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    Harrison Hagan "Jack" Schmitt is an American geologist, retired NASA astronaut, university professor and former U.S. senator from New Mexico. In December 1972, as one of the crew on board Apollo 17, Schmitt became the first member of NASA's first scientist-astronaut group to fly in space. As Apollo 17 ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 80
    • Birthplace: Santa Rita, New Mexico, United States of America
    • Profession: Astronaut, Scientist, Geologist
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    Leroy Gordon "Gordo" Cooper, Jr., better known as Gordon Cooper, was an American aerospace engineer, test pilot, United States Air Force pilot, and one of the seven original astronauts in Project Mercury, the first manned space program of the United States. Cooper piloted the longest and final Mercury ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 77 (1927-2004)
    • Birthplace: Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States of America
    • Profession: Astronaut
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    Joseph Albert "Joe" Walker, was an American World War II pilot, experimental physicist, test pilot with NASA, and a member of the U.S. Air Force Man In Space Soonest spaceflight program. In 1963, he made two X-15 Experimental rocket aircraft flights beyond the altitude of 100 kilometres —at the edge of ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 45 (1921-1966)
    • Birthplace: Washington, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Astronaut
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    Jeffrey Shears "Bones" Ashby is a former American naval aviator and astronaut, a veteran of three space shuttle missions. He is a retired Captain in the U.S. Navy Jeff Ashby grew up in Evergreen, Colorado, southwest of Denver, and graduated from Evergreen High School in 1972. He attended the University ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Astronaut
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    Gregory Errol Chamitoff is an engineer and NASA astronaut. He was assigned to Expedition 17 and flew to the International Space Station on STS-124, launching 31 May 2008. He was in space 198 days, joining Expedition 18 after Expedition 17 left the station, and returned to Earth 30 November 2008 on ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
    • Profession: Astronaut, Engineer
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