More Space Helmets Than You’ve Ever Seen In One Place At the Same Time

By Brent McKnight | Published

There are few tropes in all of science fiction as iconic as a good old-fashioned space helmet. And now, for the first time in one place, you can peep at fifty-two cinematic space helmets all cut together for your amusement. How many of them do you think you can name without cheating?

This video comes from a patient, patient man named Keith Melton. As you may have guessed from the title “Helmet Oddity,” the music prominently features David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” But that’s not all; Bowie’s hit is delightfully mashed-up with “Eleanor Rigby” by the Beatles.

All of the usual suspects are featured here. Of course there are cuts from sci-fi classics like 2001: A Spacey Odyssey, Alien, and a bunch of different Star Treks. But Rocketman? I thought I was the only one who saw that movie. And Spacecamp? The Last Starfighter? Somebody did some digging.

As much as this is a sci-fi oriented list, the space helmet is not the exclusive property of our preferred genre. There’s some comedy represented in this super cut (Austin Powers), as well as some drama (Apollo 13), and even everyone’s favorite British secret agent, James Bond (You Only Live Twice).

Here’s a complete list of the films where Melton found space helmets, in order of appearance (he gets extra points for including Barbarella):

Countdown (1969)
2001 (1969)
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
Moon (2009)
Justice League New Frontier (2008)
Woman in the Moon (1929)
The Last Starfighter (1984)
2001 (1969)
Armageddon (1998)
Deep Impact (1998)
Alien (1979)
Wings Of Honneamise (1987)
Barbarella (1968)
Star Trek The Motion Picture (1979)
Event Horizon (1997)
Mission to Mars (2000)
Armageddon (1998)
Enemy Mine (1985
Apollo 13 (1995)
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun (1969)
The Astronaut Farmer (2006)
Space Chimps (2008)
The Noah’s Ark Principle (1984)
Macross Plus (1995)
Rocketman (1997)
Red Planet (2000)
Superman II (1980)
Sunshine (2007)
Space Battleship Yamato (2010)
Solaris (2002)
Up In The Air (2009)
2010 (1984)
Alien (1979)
Fantastic Four (2005)
Star Trek II (1982)
The Right Stuff (1983)
Capricorn One (1977)
Event Horizon (1997)
Deep Impact (1998)
Marooned (1969)
Apollo 13 (1995)
The Right Stuff (1983)
Marooned (1969)
Macross Do You Remember Love (1984)
Lost In Space (1998)
Solar Crisis (1990)
Mission To Mars (2000)
Space Cowboys (2000)
Flight To Mars (1951)
Moontrap (1989)
Hangar 18 (1980)
First Man Into Space (1959)
The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)
Outland (1981)
SpaceCamp (1986)
Fly Me To The Moon (2008)
Lifeforce (1985)
Dark Star (1974)
Outland (1981)
You Only Live Twice
Cargo (2009)
Soldier (1998)
2001 (1969)