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  1. George Peppard

    George Peppard


    George Peppard, Jr. (pəˈpɑrd; October 1, 1928 – May 8, 1994) was an American film and television actor.

  2. Neil Armstrong

    Neil Armstrong


    Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) 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.

  3. Drew Brees

    Drew Brees


    Drew Christopher Brees (/ˈbrs/;) (born January 15, 1979) is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). After a prolific college football career at Purdue University, he was chosen by the San Diego Chargers with the first pick in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He left college as one of the most-decorated players in Purdue and Big Ten Conference history, establishing two NCAA records, 13 Big Ten Conference records and 19 Purdue University records. He remains the Big Ten record-holder in virtually every passing category, including completions (1,026), yards (11,792) and touchdowns (90).

  4. Bob Peterson

    Bob Peterson


    Robert "Bob" Peterson (born January 18, 1961) is an American animator, screenwriter, director and voice actor who works at Pixar Animation Studios. He was hired at Pixar by Roger Gould in 1994 as an animator for commercials, before subsequently becoming an animator on Toy Story. He made his directorial debut on Up, in which he also voiced the character Dug.

  5. Daniel von Bargen

    Daniel von Bargen


    Daniel von Bargen (June 5, 1950 – March 1, 2015) was an American film, stage and television actor. He is best known for his roles on Seinfeld and Malcolm in the Middle.

  6. Ted Allen

    Ted Allen


    Ted Allen (born May 20, 1965) is an American writer, cookbook author, and television personality. He was the food and wine connoisseur on the American Bravo network's television program Queer Eye and has been the host of the TV cooking competition series Chopped since its launch in 2009. As of April 13, 2014, he is also the host of another Food Network show, originally called America's Best Cook; a retooled version of that show, retitled All-Star Academy, which debuted on March 1, 2015. In early 2015, he also hosted a four-part special, Best. Ever., which scoured the country for its best burgers, pizza, breakfast, and barbecue. He is a longtime contributing writer to Esquire magazine, the author of two cookbooks, and regularly appears on the Food Network show The Best Thing I Ever Ate and other television cooking shows.

  7. Gus Grissom

    Gus Grissom


    Virgil Ivan Grissom (April 3, 1926 – January 27, 1967), (Lt Col, USAF), 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.

  8. Marilyn Quayle

    Marilyn Quayle


    Marilyn Tucker Quayle (born July 29, 1949) is an American lawyer and novelist. She is the wife of the 44th Vice President of the United States, Dan Quayle and served as Second Lady of the United States from 1989 until 1993.

  9. Orville Redenbacher

    Orville Redenbacher


    Orville Clarence Redenbacher (July 16, 1907 – September 19, 1995) was an American businessman most often associated with the brand of popcorn that bears his name.

  10. Monte Blue

    Monte Blue


    Monte Blue (born Gerard Montgomery Bluefeather, January 11, 1887 – February 18, 1963) was a movie actor who began his career as a romantic leading man in the silent film era, and later progressed to character roles.

  11. Ryan Newman

    Ryan Newman


    Ryan Newman (born December 8, 1977), nicknamed "Rocket Man", is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, driving the No. 31 Chevrolet SS for Richard Childress Racing.

  12. Eugene Cernan

    Eugene Cernan


    Eugene Andrew "Gene" Cernan (ˈsər.nən; born March 14, 1934), (Capt, USN, Ret.), is a former American naval officer and aviator, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, fighter pilot, and NASA astronaut. He launched into space three times: as Pilot of Gemini 9A in June 1966, as Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 10 in May 1969, and as Commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972, the final Apollo lunar landing.

  13. Roger B. Chaffee

    Roger B. Chaffee


    Roger Bruce Chaffee (February 15, 1935 – January 27, 1967), (Lt Cmdr, USN), was an American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut in the Apollo program. Chaffee died along with fellow astronauts Virgil "Gus" Grissom and Edward H. White during a pre-launch test for the Apollo 1 mission at the then-Cape Kennedy Air Force Station, Florida, in 1967. Chaffee was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor and the Navy Air Medal.

  14. Harry K. Daghlian, Jr.

    Harry K. Daghlian, Jr.


    Haroutune Krikor Daghlian, Jr. (May 4, 1921 – September 15, 1945) was an Armenian American physicist with the Manhattan Project who accidentally irradiated himself on August 21, 1945, during a critical mass experiment at the remote Omega Site facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, resulting in his death 25 days later.

  15. David Wolf (astronaut)

    David Wolf (astronaut)


    David Alexander Wolf (born 23 August 1956) is an American astronaut, medical doctor, electrical engineer. Wolf has been to space four times. Three of his spaceflights were short-duration Space Shuttle missions, the first of which was STS-58 in 1993, and his most recent spaceflight was STS-127 in 2009. Wolf also took part in a long-duration mission aboard the Russian space station Mir which lasted 128 days, and occurred during Mir EO-24. He was brought to Mir aboard STS-86 in September 1997, and landed aboard STS-89 in January 1998. In total Wolf has logged more than 4,040 hours in space. He is also a veteran of 7 spacewalks totaling 41hrs 17min in both Russian and American spacesuits.

  16. Joe Barton

    Joe Barton


    Joe Linus Barton (born September 15, 1949) is a Republican politician, representing Texas's 6th congressional district (map) in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1985, and a member of the Tea Party Caucus. The district includes Arlington, part of Fort Worth and several rural areas south of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

  17. Herman Cain

    Herman Cain


    Herman Cain (born December 13, 1945) is an American author, business executive, radio host, syndicated columnist, and Tea Party activist from Georgia. He was a candidate for the 2012 U.S. Republican Party presidential nomination.

  18. Glenn Robinson

    Glenn Robinson


    Glenn R. Robinson (born November 13, 1944) is the men’s basketball coach at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Robinson began his 40th season at Franklin and Marshall in 2010. He is the all time wins leader in Division III men's basketball history with over 800 career victories.

  19. Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Sr.

    Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Sr.


    Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Sr. (July 7, 1868 – June 14, 1924) was an early advocate of scientific management and a pioneer of motion study, and is perhaps best known as the father and central figure of Cheaper by the Dozen. He and his wife Lillian Moller Gilbreth were themselves industrial engineers and efficiency experts who contributed to the study of industrial engineering in fields such as motion study and human factors.

  20. Don West

    Don West


    Donald "Don" West (born June 20, 1963) is an American pitchman, television personality and former wrestling broadcaster West previously worked as a host for the Shop At Home Network as well as a pro wrestling color commentator and sales director for TNA Wrestling. In the 1990s, West achieved a degree of fame for his loud, energetic, abrasive sales pitches on late night television, and his blunt obvious observations, with his persuasive style.

  21. Janice E. Voss

    Janice E. Voss


    Janice Elaine Voss (October 8, 1956 – February 6, 2012) was an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. She flew in space five times, jointly holding the record for American women. Voss died on February 6, 2012, from breast cancer.

  22. Thornton Wilder

    Thornton Wilder


    Thornton Niven Wilder (April 17, 1897 – December 7, 1975) was an American playwright and novelist. He won three Pulitzer Prizes—for the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey and for the two plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth—and a U.S. National Book Award for the novel The Eighth Day.

  23. Andrew J. Feustel

    Andrew J. Feustel


    Andrew J. (Drew) Feustel (ˈfɔɪstəl; born August 25, 1965, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania) is an American geophysicist and a NASA astronaut. His first spaceflight in May 2009, STS-125, lasted just under 13 days. This was a mission with six other astronauts to repair the Hubble Space Telescope, aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis. Feustel performed three spacewalks during the mission. Following several years working as a geophysicist, Feustel was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in July 2000. His second spaceflight was STS-134, which launched on May 16, 2011 and landed on June 1, 2011; that mission was the penultimate Space Shuttle flight.

  24. Brian Lamb

    Brian Lamb


    Brian Patrick Lamb (born October 9, 1941 in Lafayette, Indiana) is the founder and chief executive officer of C-SPAN, a television network dedicated to coverage of government proceedings and public affairs. Born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana, Lamb earned a degree from Purdue University before joining the United States Navy. After various jobs in the communications field Lamb pitched his idea of a non-profit channel to cable executives, which was approved in 1977—C-SPAN began broadcasts two years later. Lamb has conducted over 1,000 interviews in his lifetime, starting in high school and continuing on C-SPAN programs including Booknotes and Q&A. He has compiled multiple books from his work on Booknotes. He is not registered as a Democrat or Republican. Lamb was married at age 63 and lives in Virginia.

  25. Chesley Sullenberger

    Chesley Sullenberger


    Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger, III (born January 23, 1951) is a retired airline captain, aviation safety expert and accident investigator, best-selling author, speaker and consultant. He was hailed as a national hero in the United States when he successfully executed an emergency water landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River off Manhattan, New York City, after the aircraft was disabled by striking a flock of Canada geese during its initial climb out of LaGuardia Airport on January 15, 2009. All of the 155 passengers and crew aboard the aircraft survived.

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