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The Top 10 Coolest Astronauts Ever

By Becky Ferreira Apr 23, 2013

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Let's be honest: there is no such thing as an uncool astronaut. All 500-odd people who have volunteered to strap themselves to explosive devices in order to explore the final frontier have definitely earned a place in the Awesomeness Hall of Fame. However, some astronauts take bravery, brains, and braun to a whole new dimension, and that's what this list is all about. If you don't see your favorite space-hero in the mix, tell us why you love him/her in the comments!

Tags: slideshows, life, space, nasa, space shuttle, the international space station, astronauts, space walk

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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