What does Astronaut mean?

Definitions for Astronaut
ˈæs trəˌnɔt, -ˌnɒtas·tro·naut

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. astronaut, spaceman, cosmonautnoun

    a person trained to travel in a spacecraft

    "the Russians called their astronauts cosmonauts"

Wiktionary

  1. astronautnoun

    A member of the crew of a spaceship or other spacecraft that travels beyond Earth's atmosphere, or someone trained to serve that purpose

  2. Etymology: Coined from ἄστρον and ναύτης.

Wikipedia

  1. Astronaut

    An astronaut (from the Ancient Greek ἄστρον (astron), meaning 'star', and ναύτης (nautes), meaning 'sailor') is a person trained, equipped, and deployed by a human spaceflight program to serve as a commander or crew member aboard a spacecraft. Although generally reserved for professional space travelers, the term is sometimes applied to anyone who travels into space, including scientists, politicians, journalists, and tourists."Astronaut" technically applies to all human space travelers regardless of nationality. However, astronauts fielded by Russia or the Soviet Union are typically known instead as cosmonauts (from the Russian "kosmos" (космос), meaning "space", also borrowed from Greek). Comparatively recent developments in crewed spaceflight made by China have led to the rise of the term taikonaut (from the Mandarin "tàikōng" (太空), meaning "space"), although its use is somewhat informal and its origin is unclear. In China, the People's Liberation Army Astronaut Corps astronauts and their foreign counterparts are all officially called hángtiānyuán (航天员, meaning "heaven navigator" or literally "heaven-sailing staff"). Since 1961, 600 astronauts have flown in space. Until 2002, astronauts were sponsored and trained exclusively by governments, either by the military or by civilian space agencies. With the suborbital flight of the privately funded SpaceShipOne in 2004, a new category of astronaut was created: the commercial astronaut.

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  1. astronaut

    An astronaut is a highly trained individual, usually associated with a space research or exploration organization, who travels into outer space for scientific research and exploration purposes. The role also involves troubleshooting issues and conducting experiments that cannot be done on Earth. Astronauts have specialized skills and are educated in fields such as engineering, physics, or medicine.

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  1. Astronaut

    An astronaut or cosmonaut is a person trained by a human spaceflight program to command, pilot, or serve as a crew member of a spacecraft. While generally reserved for professional space travelers, the terms are sometimes applied to anyone who travels into space, including scientists, politicians, journalists, and tourists. Until 2002, astronauts were sponsored and trained exclusively by governments, either by the military, or by civilian space agencies. With the sub-orbital flight of the privately funded SpaceShipOne in 2004, a new category of astronaut was created: the commercial astronaut.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Astronaut in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Astronaut in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Astronaut in a Sentence

  1. Brandon Vessey:

    What we learn will inform how future exploration missions beyond low-Earth orbit are performed. This will help ensure that our astronaut crews can work effectively through challenges unique to long-duration spaceflight, including communication delays.

  2. Matthias Biniok:

    The overall goal is to really create a true companion. The relationship between an astronaut and CIMON is really important, it's trying to understand if the astronaut is sad, is he angry, joyful and so on.

  3. Paul Allen:

    I dreamed of becoming an astronaut.

  4. Jill Seubert:

    Just imagine an astronaut hiking on Mars, and maybe Olympus Mons is rising in the background, shes checking her Google Maps Mars Edition to see where she is and chart a course to get where she needs to go.

  5. Jim Bridenstine:

    The American space program is coming back. It's coming back with a vengeance, we all love Apollo. But in the Artemis program we go to the moon sustainably, and this time we have a very diverse, highly qualified astronaut corps that includes women.

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