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ˈæs trəˌnɔt, -ˌnɒtas·tro·naut

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. astronaut, spaceman, cosmonaut(noun)

    a person trained to travel in a spacecraft

    "the Russians called their astronauts cosmonauts"


  1. astronaut(Noun)

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

    Etymology: Coined from ἄστρον and ναύτης.


  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. astronaut

    A person with the accurate and specific ability, experience, training, qualification, skills and knowledge to travel, work, function and reside in a spacecraft.

    Astronauts are amazing people to be able to travel, work, life and function on a spacecraft.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

How to pronounce astronaut?

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How to say astronaut in sign language?

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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. Jonny Kim:

    The void created by those warriors that would certainly have done good for this world, that we owe it to them to leave a positive mark in this world, and that can take many forms for me, That was why I wanted to be a physician. It didn't really matter that it was medicine. It was just natural for me because that's what I was involved in, to take that level of service to a higher calling, but taking it like trying to become an astronaut is completely consistent with my promise to leave a positive impact in this world and that's how I honor the brothers we lost. And I will never stop until the day I die trying to fill in that void because it's a void that can never be filled in.

  2. Jason Walsh:

    He just needed to look like an astronaut who takes care of himself, he had to be in good physical shape, but he did n’t need to look like a badass. So we focused on getting him back on track.

  3. Scott Kelly:

    I learned a lot from being an astronaut. I learned a lot from being a pilot in the Navy, but what I learned from Gabby Giffords is how you use policy to improve people's lives.

  4. Josh Golin:

    One day I will become an astronaut and play mini golf on the sun. Goodbye papa, goodbye mama. I must continue to be the first little Italian boy in space

  5. Mike Pence:

    Last December [ in fact, Jan. 2, 2019 ], China became the first nation to land on the far side of the moon, and revealed their ambition to seize the lunar strategic high ground and become the worlds pre-eminent spacefaring nation, and for more than seven years, without a viable human space launch program of our own, Russia has been charging the United States more than $80 million a seat every time an American astronaut travels to the International Space Station.

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