Name your space hero and why s/he is. Go head, click through and name your own space hero, then follow the Space Foundation site to see how it comes out.
Call me crazy, but I said Tom Hanks because he's done such great work in making the real space program accessible, exciting, and interesting to people who think Star Wars is real. Apollo 13 is a great movie for starters. I was on the edge of my seat wondering whether the astronauts would make it. And reminding myself every few minutes that, yes, they did.