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.

Always remember our hero Neil in these trying times. Mankind can do great things like this if we make the attempt.

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

"One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"
-Neil Armstrong, 1969

2 Yuri Gagarin
3 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.

4 Buzz Aldrin
5 Valentina Tereshkova
6 Sally Ride

First American woman in space.

7 John Glenn
8 Mae Jemison
9 Chris Hadfield

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

10 Alan Shepard

Come on, he should be number 1! He was the first American and second person in space! He sacrificed his life to go into space even when the US space program wasn't doing well! Plus, he went to the moon, so yeah.

He should be considered the first man in space instead of Gagarin (because Gagarin was a commie, and it would be immoral to give him regard).

The Contenders
11 Laika
12 Scott Carpenter
13 Gherman Titov
14 Michael Collins

Best writer and I would argue by far the funniest out of all the astronauts. A true intellectual who wrote the book on astronaut autobiographies - Carrying The Fire.

RIP may your memory be a blessing 1930-2021.

15 Kalpana Chawla

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

16 Jim Lovell

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

17 John Young

Gemini, Apollo, and the Space Shuttle. John Young is #1 in my book. He 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.

Flew Gemini twice, walked on the moon in Apollo, first to fly the Space Shuttle, flew Skylab... the man is the astronauts' astronaut. All business and straight-up talent/skill.

18 Guion Bluford
19 Gus Grissom

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

20 Luca Parmitano
21 Ham
22 Eugene Cernan
23 Alan Bean
24 Wally Schirra

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

25 Bruce McCandless II

He's the only astronaut to have the balls to fly in space tetherless.

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