95% of people can't name these famous real and fictional astronauts from an image. Can you?

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The mystery of space has captivated people for thousands of years. Our space obsession is one reason why astronauts are modern-day heroes and exploring space is the next great adventure. Are you a pseudo-astronomer? Take this quiz to see how many real or fictional astronauts you can identify!

Neil Armstrong is probably the most famous astronaut that has ever lived. The commander of the historic Apollo 11 mission, he will be forever remembered as the first man to walk on the Moon.

Sally Kristen Ride, who passed away in 2012, was an American physicist and astronaut. Sally Ride was not only the first American woman in space, but also the youngest American astronaut to travel to space at the time (she was only 32 years old).

In 1959, John Glenn was selected as one of the "Mercury Seven" group of military test pilots selected by NASA to become America's first astronauts and fly the Project Mercury spacecraft. He became the first American to orbit the Earth and the fifth person in space.

Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr. was an American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He also set an eight-day space endurance record.

Gus Grissom was one of the original NASA Project Mercury astronauts. Being a test pilot, mechanical engineer, and a United States Air Force pilot, he was the second American to fly in space and the first member of the NASA Astronaut Corps to fly in space twice.

Valentina Tereshkova is internationally renowned for being the first woman to go into space. She was born in a small Russian village but became interested in parachuting from a young age. When she was a teenager, she began training at the local aeroclub. After Gagarin’s historic flight in 1961, the Soviets wanted to be the first country to put a woman into space. Valentina Tereshkova was selected outof hundreds to be one of five women who would go into space.

James Arthur "Jim" Lovell Jr. is a former NASA astronaut and a retired captain in the United States Navy. He suffered a critical failure while flying to the moon, but he was brought back safely to Earth by the efforts of the crew and mission control.

When Chris Hadfield decided that he wanted to be an astronaut, the gap between being a young boy on an Ontario corn farm and the first Canadian to walk in space seemed unbridgeable. Canada had no astronaut program, nor would it for the foreseeable future. But Chris did it - he spent his time learning mechanics on the tractors and old cars and, in 1995, Chris Hadfield rode his first rocket.

Laika was a Soviet space dog who became one of the first animals in space, and actually the first animal to orbit the Earth. The Soviet Union stunned the whole world when, on Nov. 3, 1957, they launched Sputnik 2 with a husky mix, Laika, on board.

Also known as Ham the Chimp and Ham the Astrochimp, Ham was a chimpanzee and the first hominid launched into space. It happened on January 31, 1961, as part of America's space program.

Moon is a science fiction film, released in 2009. When astronaut Sam Bell's three-year shift at a lunar mine is finally coming to an end, his health takes a drastic turn for the worse. Sam Bell was played by Sam Rockwell.

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is an American science-fiction adventure TV series that ran from 1979 to 1981. The series was based on the character Buck Rogers, created in 1928 by Philip Francis Nowlan, that had previously been featured in comic strips, novellas, a serial film, and on television and radio.

First Man into Space is an independently made 1959 UK black-and-white science fiction horror film. It's working title was Satellite of Blood. Astronaut Lt. Dan Milton Prescott first appeared in a story by Wyott Ordung.

Buzz Aldrin was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11. He is a famous American engineer and former astronaut who participated in the first manned lunar landing in history.

Dr. David Bowman was the mission commander of the Discovery 1 and the only one who survived. Keir Dullea appeared in both 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: The Year We Make Contact.

The film Marooned was released in 1969, four months after the Apollo 11 mission, with the revised novel that inspired the movie hitting bookstores a few weeks earlier. Ted Dougherty appeared in the 1968-69 version of the book by Martin Caidin. He was Pruett's friend who plans a rescue mission using an experimental X-RV lifting body spacecraft.

Mission to Mars is a 2000 science fiction film about a 2020 manned Mars exploration mission that goes awry. American astronaut Jim McConnell, played by Gary Sinise, coordinates a rescue mission to save his colleague.

Alan Bartlett "Al" Shepard Jr. was not only one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, but also an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, flag officer, and businessman. In 1961, he became the second person and the first American astronaut to travel into space. Ten years later, at age 47, Shepard commanded the Apollo 14 mission. At that time, he was the oldest astronaut in the program.

In Moonraker, James Bond investigates the mid-air theft of a space shuttle and discovers a plot to commit global genocide. Roger Moore stars as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.

Colonel George Taylor is a fictional American astronaut, the leader of a space expedition in the 1968 movie Planet of the Apes. Taylor's first name is never spoken in dialog; it's revealed in the 1998 documentary, Behind the Planet of the Apes.

Buzz Lightyear is a famous fictional character in the Toy Story franchise. Along with Woody, he is one of the lead characters in all Toy Story movies. Tim Allen voiced this character.

Lt. Tuck Pendleton is the main character in the movie InnerSpace, directed by Joe Dante. He is a down-on-his-luck naval aviator who lives in San Francisco, California. One day, he resigns his commission and volunteers for a secret miniaturization experiment.

William L. Hudson, played by actor Bill Paxton, was a combat technician in the United States Colonial Marine Corps, deployed to Acheron aboard the USS Sulaco in 2179 along with his team. Their mission was to investigate the sudden loss of contact with the colony of Hadley's Hope.

Tom Hanks played Commander Jim Lovell in the movie. James Arthur "Jim" Lovell Jr. is most famous as the commander of the Apollo 13 mission, which suffered a critical failure en route to the moon but was saved and brought back to Earth. Lovell was also the command module pilot of Apollo 8, the first Apollo mission to enter lunar orbit.

Barbarella is a fictional astronaut from the 41st century who wants to stop the evil scientist Durand Durand. After peaceful floating in zero-gravity, she lands on the frozen planet Lythion in the City of Night, Sogo, where a new sin is invented every hour.

Harry Stamper is a fictional character, played by Bruce Willis, from Armageddon - the famous 1998 American science fiction disaster film. Notably, Armageddon was an international box-office success despite generally negative reviews from critics.

Bjarni Tryggvason, born in Iceland, started as a meteorologist at the Meteorologic Service Canada in Toronto. After this, he served as a research associate in industrial aerodynamics. a guest research associate in Japan, and a lecturer in Applied Mathematics at the University of Western Ontario. In 1983, he was selected as one of the original six Canadian astronauts. He was also the project engineer for the Space Vision System Target Spacecraft, which was deployed during that mission.

Franklin Ramón Chang Díaz is of Chinese and Costa Rican Spanish descent. He became an American citizen when he was 27 years old. As of 2017, he is a president and CEO of Ad Astra Rocket Company. He is also a veteran of seven Space Shuttle missions, making him the record holder as of 2014 for the most spaceflights.

Georgi Ivanov, the first Bulgarian cosmonaut, is a retired Bulgarian military officer who was a member of the National Assembly of Bulgaria in 1990. He, along with Soviet cosmonaut Nikolai Rukavishnikov, was launched into space as part of the Soyuz 33 mission.

Deep Impact is a 1998 American science-fiction disaster film. Deep Impact was released almost at the same time as its similarly themed rival, Armageddon, which fared better at the box office. Astronomers described Deep Impact as being more scientifically accurate.

In 1987, Muhammed Faris became a national hero after going into space with the Soviets, as the first Syrian and the second Arab in space. He lives in exile in Turkey and he has a new mission – fighting for his fellow refugees.

Dr. Bondar is a neurologist and a clinical and basic science researcher in the nervous system. She is Canada's first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space. She was one of six Canadian astronauts selected in December 1983, but she left the Canadian Space Agency 9 years later to pursue her research.

Dr. Amelia Brand, portrayed by Anne Hathaway, is the chief scientist/biologist of the expedition being sent through the wormhole while attempting to relocate the human race. She is, in essence, one of the top scientists in the mission.

Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon, is one of the six members of the Ares III, a mission on Mars. He is a botanist who spent eleven months working at NASA 's Goddard Space Flight Center before being selected for the mission.

Commander Melissa Lewis completed a series of in-space missions before she was picked to lead the Ares III manned mission to Mars at some point in 2026. Portrayed by Jessica Chastain.

According to his official profile, Rick Martinez was born January 21, 1996, in Brooklyn NY. At age 15, he realized that his ultimate goal was NASA, so his first step was to get his Bachelor of science in astronomical engineering at the United States Academy. Later in life, he slowly worked his way up to the USAF Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base. There, he was a top-notch pilot and earned the respect of his peers and commanders. This fictional NASA pilot who participated in the Ares III mission was played by Michael Peña.

Beth Johanssen is a fictional astronaut, played by Kate Mara, in The Martian. She was selected to be an astronaut in 2032 with NASA Group 27. Beth was the mission sysop for Ares III and also the 15th person to set foot on Mars.

Joseph A. Cooper, played by actor Matthew McConaughey, is a trained NASA pilot with an engineering background, and the pilot of the interstellar expedition. According to some sources, Cooper was born in 2032, so he is roughly 35 when the Endurance launches in 2067. He is about 124 years old on Cooper Station in the year 2156.

Aurora is played by Jennifer Lawrence. On a routine journey through space, two passengers of the big ship who were sleeping in suspended animation are awakened 90 years too early when their ship malfunctions. Jim and Aurora begin to fall in love when suddenly they discover their ship is in grave danger.

Ellen Louise Ripley, played by actress Sigourney Weaver, is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Alien film series. This character earned Weaver world recognition, and this role remains her most famous to date.

Alex Vogel, played by actor Aksel Hennie, is a German chemist and astronaut who works for the European Space Agency (ESA). According to the book and movie, he is also the first German to go to Mars.

Lieutenant Gorman, played by William Hope, is the commanding officer of a Marine squad sent to LV-426. He was subsequently involved in combating the Xenomorph infestation at the colony.

Jim Preston, played by Chris Pratt, is the character from the 2016 sci-fi movie Passengers. It's both an action blockbuster, as Jim and Aurora try to save a malfunctioning ship and a romance. They are the only two people accidentally awakened with 90 years left to go on an interstellar cruise.

Yuri Gagarin was the first human to journey into outer space. One of the most influential people of the Cold War, Yuri Gagarin quickly became an international celebrity. He was awarded many medals and titles, including Hero of the Soviet Union, which was the nation's highest honor.

Corporal Dwayne Hicks is a fictional character who was a member of the United States Colonial Marine Corps, part of 2nd Battalion Bravo Team. He and his team were deployed to the moon to investigate the sudden loss of contact with the colonists.

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