Everyone has dreamed of going into space. While most of us will never get there hundreds of movies, television shows and books show people traveling into space. We compiled a list of the ones we consider the top 100 space travelers of all-time.
We had to make up some rules for the list so here they are.
- First, these are fictional astronauts. It's not fair to compare Buzz Aldrin to Captain Kirk. Aldrin would win.
- Second, these are humans. So, you won't see Spock or Chewbacca.
100. Alex Rogan (Lance Guest)
The Last Starfighter (1984)
98. Ben Luckett (Wilford Brimley)
97. Ben Crandall (Ethan Hawke)
Ben Crandall had a dream of traveling in space. Unfortunately, he was a little kid. Then, in the 1985 film Explorers a young Ethan Hawke dreamed of an amazing circuit board that created oxygen and atmosphere. Apparently that's all you need to create a spaceship. He and his friends made a homemade spacecraft and traveled the stars. While not a great movie, he lived every kid's dream that their contraption could explore the stars.
96. Major Don West (Matt LeBlanc)
Lost in Space (1998)
95. Augustine "Austin" Danger Powers (Mike Meyers)
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1990)
94. President Barbenfouillis (Georges Méliès)
Le Voyage Dans La Lune AKA A Trip to the Moon (1902)
In 1902 French silent movie Le Voyage Dans La Lune depicted brave astronomers using a huge cannon to travel to the moon. President Barbenfouillis and his companions brave the snowy Moon atmosphere to unroll sleeping bags and survive attacks by insect-like creatures. These guys are the very first space travelers on film. Because of its innovative use of special effects, star and director Georges Méliès is called the first "Cinemagician."
93. Luke Graham (Don Cheadle)
Mission to Mars (2000)
92. Colonel Dan McReady (Adam West) :UPDATED
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
In this movie, McReady is stranded on Mars with no resources. He managed to survive on the planet Mars by finding food and oxygen. Okay, he had a little help from aliens and inaccurate science (like "air pills"), but it's still an impressive feat.
91. Penny Robinson: (Angela Cartwright)
Lost in Space (1965)
In the 1960s cult sci-fi U.S. television series Lost in Space Angela Cartwright played Penny Robinson, the spunky young girl of the Robinson family. Innocent, funny and full of energy she made being lost in space seem like fun.
90. Tom the Last Man (Hugh Jackman)
The Fountain (2006)
89. Vreiss (Dominique Pinon)
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
88. John Sheridan (Bruce Boxleitner)
Babylon 5 (1993)
87. John Carter (Antonio Sabàto, Jr.)
A Princess of Mars (1917)
86. Roj Blake (Gareth Thomas)
Blake's 7 (1978)
85. Col. Charles Brubaker (James Brolin)
Capricorn One (1978)
84. Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) UPDATED
83. Gwen DeMarco aka Lt Tawny Madison (Sigourney Weaver)
Galaxy Quest (1999)
82. Jeff Tracy (Peter Dyneley)
81. Captain Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Come back tomorrow for numbers 80-61 as we count down the top 100 space travelers of all time!
Check out the whole list: #80-61 #40-21
How do you feel about the list so far? Who do you hope is on the list?