Astronaut Pictures

Article Updated: 24 Dec , 2015

Here are some pictures of astronauts.

This is the classic image of Buzz Aldrin walking on the surface of the Moon during the Apollo 11 moon landings mission. This picture was taken by Commander Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the Moon.

Apollo 16 Commander John Young

Here’s a picture of Apollo 16 Commander John Young jumping and saluting from the surface of the Moon. You can see the lunar module Orion in the background, as well as the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) or lunar rover.

Astronaut Mark C. Lee

During mission STS-64, Astronaut Mark C. Lee tested out the newly developed SAFER (Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue) system for extravehicular activities.

This picture of astronauts was taken during mission STS-116. This was during the first of three spacewalks, when astronauts Robert L. Curbeam, Jr. and Christer Fuglesang worked on the construction of the International Space Station.

Randy Bresnik

This image of astronauts was taken during mission STS-129, during the installation of the Columbus module to the International Space Station. This is Randy Bresnik, outside the station, assisting with the construction of the station.

We have written many articles about astronauts for Universe Today. Here’s an article about how you can see the astronauts, from here on the ground, and here’s an article about some famous astronauts.

If you’d like more information and astronaut pictures, check out the NASA astronaut biographies site, and here’s a link to NASA’s astronauts site.

We’ve recorded several episodes of Astronomy Cast about spaceflight. Try this one, Episode 121: Spacesuits.

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