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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?"
Neil Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous 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 ...more

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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, + more

Credits: Rob of the Rovers, Vera, Tracy Beaker Returns, Inspector George Gently

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#25 on The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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Buzz Aldrin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Astronauts
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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

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Age: 87

Birthplace: Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Pilot, Astronaut, Author, Actor Writer, + more

Credits: Tom Green Live, The Big Bang Theory, Space Brothers, Mass Effect 3

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Yuri Gagarin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Astronauts
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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 ...more

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Age: Died at 34 (1934-1968)

Birthplace: Klushino, Russia

Profession: Astronaut, Military aviator

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#23 on The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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Pete Conrad is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Astronauts
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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 ...more

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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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Gus Grissom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Astronauts
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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 ...more

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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 Shepard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Astronauts
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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, ...more

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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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Jim Lovell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Astronauts
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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 ...more

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Age: 89

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Profession: Astronaut, Actor, Writer

Credits: Apollo 13, The Man Who Fell to Earth

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William R. Pogue is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Astronauts
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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

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Age: Died at 84 (1930-2014)

Birthplace: Okemah, Oklahoma, United States of America

Profession: Astronaut

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