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 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
Photo by Ian Parkes (Flickr ID: Parksk1964)
Creative Commons License
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."
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)
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