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Poll: Movie and TV Astronauts: Who have the Right Stuff?

The first week in May holds a double treat for space enthusiasts. National Astronaut Day is May 5th and International Space Day aka National Space Day is the first Friday in May each year.

Which courageous fictional movie or TV astronaut* best exemplifies having the "right stuff"? *fictional human characters who served with NASA or another earth space agency

Discuss the topic here.

Make Your Choice

  1. Vote!

    Matt Damon in The Martian (2015)

    Mark Watney

    The Martian (2015), Matt Damon

  2. Vote!

    Simon Helberg in The Big Bang Theory (2007)

    Howard Wolowitz

    The Big Bang Theory (2007 TV Series), Simon Helberg

  3. Vote!

    Sandra Bullock in Gravity (2013)

    Dr. Ryan Stone

    Gravity (2013), Sandra Bullock

  4. Vote!

    Ben Browder in Farscape (1999)

    John Crichton

    Farscape (1999 TV Series), Ben Browder

  5. Vote!

    "2001: A Space Odyssey," MGM 1968. Keir Dullea

    Dr. Dave Bowman

    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Keir Dullea

  6. Vote!

    Lee Majors in The Six Million Dollar Man (1974)

    Steve Austin

    The Six Million Dollar Man (1974 TV Series), Lee Majors

  7. Vote!

    Anne Hathaway in Interstellar (2014)


    Interstellar (2014), Anne Hathaway

  8. Vote!

    Larry Hagman in I Dream of Jeannie (1965)

    Major Anthony Nelson

    I Dream of Jeannie (1965 TV Series), Larry Hagman

  9. Vote!

    George Clooney in Gravity (2013)

    Matt Kowalski

    Gravity (2013), George Clooney

  10. Vote!

    Barry Corbin in Northern Exposure (1990)

    Maurice J. Minnifield

    Northern Exposure (1990 TV Series), Barry Corbin

  11. Vote!

    Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar (2014)


    Interstellar (2014), Matthew McConaughey

  12. Vote!

    Dean Stockwell in Quantum Leap (1989)

    Admiral Al Calavicci

    Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series), Dean Stockwell

  13. Vote!

    Jodie Foster in Contact (1997)

    Eleanor Arroway

    Contact (1997), Jodie Foster

    Jodie Foster and Jena Malone portray the adult and younger versions of Eleanor Arroway in Contact (1997)

  14. Vote!

    Bruce Willis in Armageddon (1998)

    Harry S. Stamper

    Armageddon (1998), Bruce Willis

  15. Vote!

    Gil Gerard in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)

    Buck Rogers

    Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979 TV Series), Gil Gerard

  16. Vote!

    Jake Gyllenhaal in Life (2017)

    David Jordan

    Life (2017), Jake Gyllenhaal

  17. Vote!

    Brad Pitt in Ad Astra (2019)

    Roy McBride

    Ad Astra (2019), Brad Pitt

    Added 09 August 2019

  18. Vote!

    Charlton Heston in Planet of the Apes (1968)

    George Taylor

    Planet of the Apes (1968), Charlton Heston

  19. Vote!

    Halle Berry in Extant (2014)

    Molly Woods

    Extant (2014 TV Series), Halle Berry

  20. Vote!

    Tommy Lee Jones in Space Cowboys (2000)

    Hawk Hawkins

    Space Cowboys (2000), Tommy Lee Jones

  21. Vote!

    Clint Eastwood in Space Cowboys (2000)

    Frank Corvin

    Space Cowboys (2000), Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood and Toby Stephens portray the adult and younger versions of Frank Corvin in Space Cowboys (2000).

  22. Vote!

    Dwayne Johnson in Planet 51 (2009)

    Captain Charles T. Baker

    Planet 51 (2009), Dwayne Johnson

  23. Vote!

    Hilary Swank in The Core (2003)


    The Core (2003), Hilary Swank

  24. Vote!

    Ethan Hawke in Gattaca (1997)

    Vincent Freeman

    Gattaca (1997), Ethan Hawke

  25. Vote!

    Tom Cruise in Oblivion (2013)

    Jack Harper

    Oblivion (2013), Tom Cruise

  26. Vote!

    Mark Wahlberg in Planet of the Apes (2001)

    Captain Leo Davidson

    Planet of the Apes (2001), Mark Wahlberg

  27. Vote!

    Ben Affleck in Armageddon (1998)

    A.J. Frost

    Armageddon (1998), Ben Affleck

  28. Vote!

    Tim Robbins in Mission to Mars (2000)

    Woody Blake

    Mission to Mars (2000), Tim Robbins

  29. Vote!

    Carrie-Anne Moss stars as Cmdr. Kate Bowman

    Commander Kate Bowman

    Red Planet (2000), Carrie-Anne Moss

  30. Vote!

    Robert Duvall in Deep Impact (1998)

    Spurgeon Tanner

    Deep Impact (1998), Robert Duvall

  31. Vote!

    Billy Bob Thornton in The Astronaut Farmer (2006)

    Charles Farmer

    The Astronaut Farmer (2006), Billy Bob Thornton

  32. Vote!

    Helen Mirren in 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)

    Tanya Kirbuk

    2010 (1984), Helen Mirren

  33. Vote!

    Natalie Portman in Lucy in the Sky (2019)

    Lucy Cola

    Lucy in the Sky (2019), Natalie Portman

    Added 09 August 2019

  34. Vote!

    Jack Nicholson in Terms of Endearment (1983)

    Garrett Breedlove

    Terms of Endearment (1983), Jack Nicholson

  35. Vote!

    John Ortiz, David Oyelowo, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw in The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

    Commander Kiel

    The Cloverfield Paradox (2018), David Oyelowo

    Added 30 April 2018

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