What should an astronaut do when they get dirty? Take a meteor shower! There have been many famous astronauts to explore the deepest parts of space and experience meteor showers first hand, including Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Scott Kelly, and Alan Shepard. They were required to go through rigorous physical and mental training in order to brace themselves against the elements of space. Armstrong—an engineer, naval aviator, test pilot and university professor— was the first person to walk on the moon. Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon, was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11. Kelly, a seasoned astronaut, is currently spending one year in space. Shepard—a test pilot, flag officer, and member of NASA’s Mercury Seven—was the first American to travel into space. These astronauts have made their mark in history by accomplishing goals scientists all over the world that were unachievable. Ultimately, each of these men has gone into space and brought the world closer to understanding how the galaxy works. Here are the best quotes from famous astronauts about their time in space.
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