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ˈkɒz məˌnɔt, -ˌnɒtcos·mo·naut
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astronaut, spaceman, cosmonautnoun
a person trained to travel in a spacecraft
"the Russians called their astronauts cosmonauts"
an astronaut; -- a term used by the Soviets and Russians.
An astronaut, especially a Russian or Soviet one.
Etymology: From the, from κόσμος + ναύτης.
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.
The numerical value of cosmonaut in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of cosmonaut in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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- رائد فضاء, رجل فضاء, ملاح فضائيArabic
- فضانورد, کیهان نوردPersian
- קוסמונאוטית, קוסמונאוטHebrew
- コスモノート, 宇宙飛行士Japanese
- 宇宙飛行士, 우주비행사, 코스머놋Korean
- wótáahgoo ałnaaʼáłtʼahiʼNavajo, Navaho
- kosmonauta, astronautka, astronauta, kosmonautkaPolish
- cosmonaut, astronautRomanian
- космонаут, kosmonaut, астронаут, astronautSerbo-Croatian
- விண்வெளி வீரர்Tamil
- kozmonot, astronotTurkish
- nhà du hành vũ trụ, phi hành giaVietnamese
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