How did the unemployed astronaut panhandle for money?
He made a sign "Will do Moonwalk for money."
What kind of nuts do they serve on space tourism flights?
I remember growing up thinking that astronauts and their job was the coolest thing you could possibly do... But I absolutely couldn't identify with the people who were astronauts. I thought they were movie stars.
~ David M. Brown, Space Shuttle Astronaut
If offered a seat on a rocket ship, don't ask what seat. Just get on.
~ Christa McAuliffe, Teacher and Challenger Astronaut
The thing I'll remember most about the flight is that it was fun. In fact, I'm sure it was the most fun that I'll ever have in my life.
~ Sally K. Ride, First Woman to Orbit Earth on the Space Shuttle
The Lonely Astronaut
The lonely astronaut is a recurrent theme in science-fiction. Scott Listfield uses it in his art.
To the right is my my favorite painting of his - Get There with HAL
2008 painting used with permission.
His website is www.AstronautDinosaur.com
Brewster Rocket Space Guy by Tim Rickard
There are three glaciers in Antartica called Astronaut, Aviator and Aeronaut.
Click here for Astronaut products from NeatoShop.
Neatorama is the related blog and is "consistently ranked as one of the top blogs in the world. We cover a wide range of topics, including technology, science, art and the weird and wonderful things we found on the Web."
Articles from The Onion
They have to be health nuts in order to stay in shape for the vigorous physical training they do to go into space and to be ready for space missions.
Also they need a good sense of humor to get a long with a wide variety of people and to cope with being in space is a small rocket of station with other people.
Astronuts is another Flickr group.
My favorite on that site is Astronaut Sponge Bob.
Photo by Ian Parkes (Flickr ID: Parksk1964)
Creative Commons License
Crazy Astronauts is the name of a group on Flickr - it has over 1,300 images.
Here is a photo of a Balloon Astronaut.
One of the 12 men who have landed on the moon joked "seen one earth, you've see them all."
Man in Space!
This is a Flickr site with over 340 images by James Vaughn (Flickr ID: x-ray delta one)
- Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin Decide Who Goes First2009 story on a college humor website.
- Space Out - Astronaut Humor From The Good Ole Days from Encyclopedia Astronautica.
- Signs You Won't Be Selected for the Astronaut Program from the Humor Source
- 'What Neil Armstrong Should Have Said' from Esquire magazine 2009 article.
- Hall of Humor welcomes astronauts home - See article from Collect Space website.
You and I share a quality needed by astronauts.
Astronaut Humor Photos
Humpty-Dumpty was an Astronaut in this cartoon by Mark Heath.
Here is a collection of astronaut t-shirts from Threadless Tees Shop.
Space Tea Party photo