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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 Korean. He earned his bachelor's degree at Purdue University and served as a test pilot at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics High-Speed Flight Station, now known as the Dryden Flight Research Center, where he logged over 900 flights. He later completed graduate studies at the University of Southern California. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 82 (1930-2012)

Birthplace: Ohio, United States of America

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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 former U.S. Air Force officer and a Command Pilot. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 89

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

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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 the Soviet Union, the nation's highest honour. Vostok 1 marked his only spaceflight, but he served as backup crew to the Soyuz 1 mission. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 34 (1934-1968)

Birthplace: Klushino, Russia

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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 5 mission, and commanded the Gemini 11 mission. After Apollo, he commanded the Skylab 2 mission, on which he and his crewmates repaired significant launch damage to the Skylab space station. For this, President Jimmy Carter awarded him the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 1978. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 69 (1930-1999)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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