The Lonely Astronaut is said to be perpetually lost. On purpose.
Myths, Mysteries and Facts about the Lonely Astronaut
Mystery: Some accounts state that he was once from Earth and a lover of singing and composing country songs on his travels, but only one ambiguous note with original country lyrics written on it was found to back this up.
Fact: A person of the species Karnimata lives inside the head of the Lonely Astronaut unbeknownst to the astronaut himself. Both of this has been verifies by several persons who were contacted by this same Karnimata several times. He says his name is Agdluak and told his most recent contact that he has been living in the head of the Lonely Astronaut for 25 years. The detail of the intermittently surfacing conversations with him verify that Agdluak is who he says he is and is living where he says he is. Go here for more information on Agdluak and the Karnimata.
Myth: Children are often told that the Lonely Astronaut is an eternal wanderer through Space. In some versions he is said to be an explorer, in others he is said to put all his efforts into being and remaining lost.