List of famous male naval aviators, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male naval aviators list contains the most prominent and top males known for being naval aviators. There are thousand of males working as naval aviators in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic naval aviators have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a naval aviator then the people below should give you inspiration.
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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 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. A participant in the U.S. Air Force's Man in Space Soonest and X-20 Dyna-Soar human ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Died at 82 (1930-2012)
Birthplace: Ohio, United States of America
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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 not to achieve orbit. Ten years later, at age 47 and the oldest astronaut in the program, Shepard commanded the Apollo 14 mission, piloting the lander to the most accurate landing of the Apollo missions. He became the fifth and oldest person to walk on the Moon, and the only astronaut of the Mercury Seven to walk on the Moon. During the mission, he hit two golf balls on the lunar ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Died at 75 (1923-1998)
Birthplace: Derry, New Hampshire, United States of Americasee more on Alan Shepard
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, 1962, becoming the fifth American, and the ninth human, to ride a rocket into space. In the two-man Gemini program, he achieved the first space rendezvous, station-keeping his Gemini 6A spacecraft within 1 foot of the sister Gemini 7 spacecraft in December 1965. In October 1968, he commanded Apollo 7, an 11-day low Earth orbit shakedown test of the three-man Apollo Command/Service Module. He was ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Died at 84 (1923-2007)
Birthplace: Hackensack, New Jersey, United States of Americasee more on Wally Schirra
John Herschel Glenn, Jr., is a former U.S. Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut and United States senator. He was selected as one of the "Mercury seven" group of military test pilots selected in 1959 by NASA to become America's first astronauts and fly the Project Mercury spacecraft. On February 20, 1962, Glenn flew the Friendship 7 mission and became the first American to orbit the Earth and the fifth person in space, after cosmonauts Yuri Gagarin and Gherman Titov and the sub-orbital flights of Mercury astronauts Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom. Glenn is the earliest-born American to go to orbit, and the second earliest-born man overall after Soviet cosmonaut Georgy Beregovoy, who was ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Cambridge, Cambridge Township, Ohio, United States of America
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