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"QUANTUM SHOT" #559
Link - by A. Abrams



"My God, it's full of stars!"

Allen Steele once wrote a book "Rude Astronauts". Well, today we have a short and sweet page called "Surprised Astronauts" - maybe somebody will write a book around it, too.

Surprised by what? We can only guess... Nanobot swarms, aliens with indigestion, invincible totalitarian spies, or inept blondes in spacesuits, you fill the blanks.

Don Knotts in "The Reluctant Astronaut" (1967) presents the classic "oh no" expression:



images credit: Universal City Studios, all rights reserved

This article title says it all: "Boomerang works in space, says astronaut" -


(image credit: AFP, via)

Astronaut Takao Doi threw a boomerang and saw it come back - "I was very surprised and moved to see that it flew the same way it does on Earth," he says

Practice makes perfect (should be no surprises here) - photos from 1952:



(images via)

Russian cosmonaut training:


(image credit: JJ)

Ready for take-off:


(image credit: Todd Bates)

Displaced astronauts:
On a beach (Cottosloe Beach, Perth, Australia) -


(image credit: fedemate)

... in Edinburgh, in strange company -


(image credit: Barry Farquharson)

Nasty surprise -


(image credit: Jason Lips)

This is not where you attach the umbilical cord for spacewalks! -
(we are not sure what's going on in painting on the right, original unknown)


(images via 1, 2)

Spacesuit for a dog (concept, Russian space program) -


(image via)

We obviously have to include a classic shot of surprised, awed, mesmerized, and humbled astronaut - Dave Bowman (played by Keir Dullea) in "2001: A Space Odyssey" - seeing mind-boggling existential vistas:


(image via)


Attacked!


Art by Douglas Fraser

"The Tragic Death of a Spaceman", one of many -


(image credit: Sunday Williams)

This fate is even worse:


(image credit: Sunday Williams)

Fallen victim to love triangle... this story is beyond bizarre:


(image via)

Astronaut sculptures are not safe either. This one got attacked by coat hangers:


(image credit: Meg)

Sidetracked by politics... Fidel Castro and Yuri Gagarin:


(image via)


Astronauts and Cute Girls: for good luck charm, of course

Old advertisers knew a good thing when they saw it. We "grok" it, too.


(image via)

A touch of luck for the Apollo 10 crew - more info:


(image credit: NASA)


From Playpus to Zombie to Astronaut - in one simple cheat-sheet, "choose your monster" chart

Created by "Creebobby" Jacob Borshard, this is an indispensable tool for coming up with comic super-heroes, space villains or imbeciles:


(image credit: Jacob Borshard, click to enlarge)

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7 Comments:

Blogger Bruce said...

"My God - it's full of stars"Isn't that from "Fadeout", by Patrick Tilley?
(Brilliant book...should have had a sequel.)

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Blogger Sarah said...

It may be from "Fadeout" but if so was quoting "2001".

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The astronaut suits on the beach in Perth are from Tintin.

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Blogger John Kankley said...

Astronaut baseball wins.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

they are from tintin they are from Explorers on the moon in volume 5 of the tintin series

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Blogger Drasher said...

I believe that on closer inspection you will see that the astronaut "attacked by coat hangers" is actually made of coat hangers. The triangular part of the hanger is reshaped to hake the statue and the hook part is hanging out.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

"My God - it's full of stars" - Dave Bowman from 2001.

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