• Question: Who is you favourite astronaut (not Tim)?

    Asked by Andrew1 to Vinita, Kirsty, Col Op, Charlie 🚀, Andrea on 15 Jun 2016.
    • Photo: Charles Laing

      Charles Laing answered on 15 Jun 2016:

      Hi Andrew1,

      For me it has to be Neil Armstrong – the first man on the moon. I remember reading about this as a child and seeing pictures of his footprint and being absolutely amazed by it all.

      I was very young when I learnt about the moon landing but I think that is where my passion for space began.

      Charlie 😀🚀

    • Photo: Kirsty Lindsay

      Kirsty Lindsay answered on 15 Jun 2016:

      My childhood hero was Mike Foale

    • Photo: Andrea Boyd

      Andrea Boyd answered on 15 Jun 2016:

      Butch (Barry) Wilmore – he flew in 2014/2015 and was a machine at getting science done super fast plus so much fun to work with. He has a really funny accent too – from Alabama. And he tried to do an Australian accent to wish me happy birthday from space hahahahaha 😀

      And Sergei Krikalev – until recently he had the record for the longest time in space ever by any human and he has been on Mir and ISS and all the most important space missions. He was also stuck in space when the USSR collapsed… they were kind of busy so they just left him up there 😮 😮 😮 He is the nicest, most humble guy in real life and he was one of my teachers at space university in Moscow. So intelligent and such a superhuman!