Top Ten Best Astronauts

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The Top Ten

1 Neil Armstrong Neil Armstrong Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer who was the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also a naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor.

Neil Armstrong is one of my favorite people of all time. Apollo 11 is very inspiring.

Well yeah he was the first creature ever to step on the moon - amenyoussef

He had the Right Stuff!

Hero of all mankind.

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2 Yuri Gagarin Yuri Gagarin

first man in space! makes all russians proud! - russian

3 Buzz Aldrin

Second person on the moon. - SamuiNeko

4 Chris Hadfield

Ground Control to Major Tom... - Drewman1211

1st Canadian commander of the ISS, 1st Canadian to walk in space, former fighter pilot and shuttle pilot, musician and scientist and engineer, made space popular again, etc..

5 Valentina Tereshkova

First women is space. - SamuiNeko

6 Gherman Titov
7 John Glenn
8 Scott Carpenter
9 Gus Grissom

Killed in a fire with two other astronauts. Poor guy died too early.

10 Kalpana Chawla

Best Indian astronaut. Forfeited her life for the cause of science.

The Contenders

11 Alan Shepard

First American in space - SamuiNeko

Come on he should be number 1! he was the first american and second person in space!,and he sacrificed his life to go into space and even when the us space program wasn't doing well! plus he went to the moon sooo yeah.

12 Jim Lovell

Commander of Apollo 13. Also flew on Gemini 7 and 12 and Apollo 8 - BUETBU91

13 Luca Parmitano
14 Sally Ride

First american woman in space.

15 John Young

First commander of the Space Shuttle Program and a moonwalker but you probably MIGHT know him as the guy who sneaked a sandwich into space

16 Michael Collins
17 Wally Schirra

Great astronaut, great guy, first person to fly in missions Mercury-Apollo.

18 Anousheh Ansari

The first female Persian astronaut!

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