astronaut astronaut  /ˈæ strə ˌnɑt/

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  • (n) a person trained to travel in a spacecraft

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  1. Outside his orbiting capsule in his own space suit, an astronaut will be a man beset by problems.
  2. The sixth private citizen to go into orbit talks to PTI about the space race, Stephen Colbert and being a second-generation astronaut.
  3. While officials squabbled 'about the trip to the moon, the least known of the astronauts was tapped for what may be the last flight of Project Mercury.

News

  1. Astronaut Wives Dish On What It's Like Being Married To An Astronaut (VIDEO)

    Astronaut wives were the " American royalty " of the 1960s, catapulted into the spotlight by their husbands, the Mercury Seven -- NASA's first astronauts.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

  2. For the astronaut with everything, the $115,000 Moon Orbiter watch

    The Moon Orbiter has a flying tourbillon at 9 o'clock and a power reserve at 6. (Credit: RJ-Romain Jerome) Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield recently joked about getting a gold watch for his retirement. But this hunk of spacetime would be far more appropriate. RJ-Romain Jerome's deluxe Moon Orbiter is a tribute to "the conquest of space," just in case you were confused about who's in charge of ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: CNET

  3. NASA Whittles Down New Astronaut Candidates To Eight

    Watch the video " Astronaut Class of 2013 " Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has narrowed down its search for its 2013 Astronaut Candidate Class to just eight potential candidates from an initial list of 6,100. The space agency spent a year-and-a-half looking through résumés from thousands of candidates before whittling it down to the top eight contenders. NASA said the ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: redOrbit

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  1. "Our primary concern is her health and well-being and that she get through this," Lindsey said after the hearing. "Her status (with the astronaut corps) has not changed."
    on Feb 6, 2007 By: Steve Lindsey Source: Washington Post

  2. "An astronaut is probably the most studied human being by the time you go through your testing, your training," Linenger said. "I think there's still a lot of unknowns out there."
    on Feb 6, 2007 By: Jerry Linenger Source: Forbes

  3. "I guess if you look at it mathematically, I spent 15 years teaching and I'm coming up on five years as an astronaut," Arnold said. "I haven't morphed into an engineer yet, and I'm probably not going to."
    on Mar 8, 2009 By: Richard Arnold Source: FOXNews

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