Top Ten Best Astronauts

The Top Ten

1 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

He had the Right Stuff!

First man on the moon

2 Yuri Gagarin

first man in space! makes all russians proud!

3 Buzz Aldrin

Second person on the moon.

4 Chris Hadfield

Because he is canadian he is superior to all other life forms

Ground Control to Major Tom...

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 Muhammed Faris

The first Syrian astronaut.
Neil Armstrong' of the Arab world. Great human. Best Syrian man. One of the most important heroes in the Arab world.

Best of the best

Great person

6 Valentina Tereshkova

First women is space.

7 Scott Carpenter

The one who said Godspeed John Glenn

8 Gherman Titov
9 John Glenn
10 Alan Shepard

First American in space

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.

The Newcomers

? Ronald McNair
? Leland Melvin

The Contenders

11 Gus Grissom

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

12 Kalpana Chawla

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

13 Jim Lovell

The best astronaut to never have walked on the moon. Held the record for longest time in space (pre-space station era). Was the first person to fly to the moon twice. 2 Gemini missions (Gemini XII lasted 14 days) and 2 Apollo missions. Also considered the "most liked" among the New Nine

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

14 Luca Parmitano
15 John Young

Gemini, Apollo, and the Space Shuttle. John Young is #1 in my book. Spent over 15 years as an astronaut and a lifetime devoted to space exploration. One of 12 men to have walked on the moon. Commanded STS-1 and proved the Space Shuttle was a flyable vehicle. Godspeed, 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 Sally Ride

First american woman in space.

17 Michael Collins
18 Wally Schirra

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

19 Anousheh Ansari

The first female Persian astronaut!

20 Pete Conrad

If I could be on any Apollo flight I would choose Apollo 12 just because the guys are probably really nice to hang out with! Shame they are all dead though. Pete's quote "There it is! Son of a gun right down the middle of the road! " really just says it all!

21 Fred Haise

One of the men on the infamous Apollo 13 mission. He is still alive today! I believe he makes lot of public appearances too so you can meet this man in person if you try hard enough!

22 Dick Scobee

He could have been a legend if it wasnt for his tragic death.

23 Christa McAuliffe

Sadly killed in the Challenger disaster. She would have been first teacher in space

24 Bruce McCandless II
25 Eugene Cernan

Last man on the moon

26 David Scott
27 Charles Duke
28 Edgar Mitchell Edgar Dean "Ed" Mitchell was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, ufologist and NASA astronaut, known for being the sixth man on the moon.
29 Charles Dukes
30 Richard O. Covey
31 Daniel Brandenstein
32 Steve Hawley
33 Andrew J. Feustel
34 James Van Hoften

Has the coolest name of any astronaut in history. YOU HAVE TO AGREE!

35 Norman Thagard
36 Shannon Lucid
37 Kathryn D. Sullivan
38 Vance Brand
39 Harrison Schmitt
40 Bob Crippen
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