Race Banyon (center)
Race Banyon is an astronaut who flew on the space shuttle with Buzz Aldrin and Homer Simpson.
Banyon was part of a shuttle mission where NASA was trying to improve their image by sending an average Joe (Homer) into space. Banyon was generally impatient and condescending towards Homer. When an emergency developed during the mission and it looked like they all were going to die, Banyon declared that he was taking Homer to hell with him.