Surprised Astronauts (Funny Pics)

"QUANTUM SHOT" #559(rev)
Link - article by Avi 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

Cats definitely need to go to space (if only for one reason - to keep astronauts happy with the endless supplies of LOLs):

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:

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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)

A 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)

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Spacesuit for a dog (a concept from the Russian space program) -

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We obviously have to include this classic shot of a surprised, awed, mesmerized, and humbled astronaut - Dave Bowman sees the mind-boggling existential vistas in "2001: A Space Odyssey":

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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)

A victim to an unlikely love triangle... this story is beyond bizarre:

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Problem with the spacesuit? -

Problem solved! At least, this ad agency promoting Carlsberg beer seems to think so -

Depressed astronauts can be seen at the very sad Astronaut Suicides site - more info

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

(image credit: Meg)

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

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

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

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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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Anonymous Morton said...

"Russian cosmonaut training:"

Better known as a CPAP mask.

Anonymous Sham said...

The lost astronauts on a beach (Perth, Australia) are very much inspired from the Tintin comic book "Explorers on the Moon" (French: On a marché sur la Lune)!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

In this shot, though, David Bowman is of course looking at the memory banks of the HAL9000 while ignoring the computer's imploring that he stop.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The picture at http://lh4.ggpht.com/_hVOW2U7K4-M/SeqZRK3REYI/AAAAAAAA_Rc/_oj8G7G6yVc/s640/teykjryejhtrhdf.jpg is a paint of the russian astronaut (better: cosmonaut) German Titov. It has been exposed at the "Biennale di Venezia" in 1968 (I cannot remember the title... Something like "The dead astronaut" Or something like that). The odd "lamp" in the hand of the dead was usual in Titov paintings but usually was far more brigt.

Anonymous Shefali said...

The pictures of the astronauts in space are amazing. I have always been fascinated by these celestial objects and the space and universe as a whole. I always try to keep myself updated with the latest NASA or ISRO news.
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