Our latest poll is complete, and it seems like you Parabolic Archers have decided that Neil Armstrong is your favorite Apollo astronaut. Neil was far ahead of Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell:
Neil Armstrong – Apollo 11 (51.0%, 44 Votes)
Jim Lovell – Apollo 13 (28.0%, 24 Votes)
Pete Conrad – Apollo 12 (11.0%, 10 Votes)
Steve Austin – Apollo 19 (10.0%, 9 Votes)
Congratulations Neil. Another feather in your cap. And thanks to everyone who voted.
The result was not that surprising as the poll was done as the world celebrated the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11. If it’s of any consolation, Lovell is probably as well known as Neil and Buzz even though he commanded a failed mission to the moon. Ah, the major of a major motion picture!
The pull of Hollywood is evident in the race for third place. How else could a real life, hero astronaut be almost out polled by a fictional bionic man from a cheesy 1970’s science fiction TV show.Â
Well, that’s show biz!