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List of the most notable and famous Test pilots in the world, with photos when available. Most prominent Test pilots worldwide and top Test pilots in America can be found on this list ordered by their level of prominence,. From reputable Test pilots to the lesser known Test pilots in history and today, these are the top Test pilots in their field, and should answer the question "who are the most famous Test pilots in the world?". List features people like Alan Bean, John de Havilland, and many more You're able to copy this list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it with your Facebook friends, Twitter followers or with any other social networks you use on a regular basis. (297 Items)
Neil Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Test Pilots
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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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Pete Conrad is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Test Pilots
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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) 3 on the list List of Famous Test Pilots
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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) 4 on the list List of Famous Test Pilots
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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) 5 on the list List of Famous Test Pilots
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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) 6 on the list List of Famous Test Pilots
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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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Eileen Collins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Test Pilots
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Eileen Marie Collins is a retired NASA astronaut and a retired United States Air Force colonel. A former military instructor and test pilot, Collins was the first female pilot and first female commander of a Space Shuttle. She was awarded several medals for her work. Colonel Collins has logged 38 ...more

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Age: 60

Birthplace: Elmira, New York, United States of America

Profession: Astronaut

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Frank Borman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Test Pilots
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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 ...more

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Age: 89

Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America

Profession: Astronaut

Credits: Rocket Science

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