What does astronaut mean?

Definitions for astronaut
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"

Wiktionary

  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.

Freebase

  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 live 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  

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How to say astronaut in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. 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.

  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. Paul Allen:

    I dreamed of becoming an astronaut.

  4. Ricardo Barriga:

    It was an encyclopedia with all kinds of information in it, my dream is to be an astronaut and also, to have a space suit.

  5. Alef Education CEO Geoffrey Alphonso:

    Wouldn't it be great if you could look at artificial intelligence and data to drive kids into the right careers, into the right choices for post secondary education ? if a student is doing really well at science, why not pique their interest in what it's like to be a scientist or an astronaut ?

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