cosmonaut cosmonaut  /ˈkɔz mə ˌnɔt/


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



  1. It was on that day that a brave young Russian cosmonaut named Yuri Gagarin climbed into the Vostok 1 spacecraft and was shot into space from a lonely area of Kazakhstan.
  2. A cosmonaut is nearly lost In the sci-fi epic 2001: A Space Odyssey, a space-walking astronaut is separated from his ship and sent hurtling off to his death in space by an.
  3. Portraits of the cosmonaut were spotted all over the city, and bookstalls were already peddling his biography.


  1. Mercury 13 Author Can Speak on 50th Anniversary of Women in Space

    Fifty years ago this month, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space. It took the U.S. until June 18, 1983 to send a woman into space, despite training 13 women in the early 1960s.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Newswise

  2. First woman in space ready for one-way trip to Mars

    KRISTEN BUTLER, Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, 76, said she's ready to take a one-way trip to Mars.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: UPI


  1. "We don't understand what's going on with us," one of the crewmembers, Valentin Lebedev, wrote in the book "Diary of a Cosmonaut." "We silently walk by each other, feeling offended. We have to find some way to make things better."
    on Oct 24, 2008 By: Valentin Lebedev Source: USA Today

  2. "It's been difficult for me as a father. I know what he's going to face and I know how tough it is.......... I'm worried of course but I'm very proud that my son has chosen to be a cosmonaut," Alexander Volkov said.
    on Apr 7, 2008 By: Alexander Volkov Source: AFP

  3. "I don't know why, but I cried" said South Korean spacefarer Yi So-Yeon, who went into space in April and watched Garriott's liftoff from Kazakstan Sunday. "Now Richard has become a real cosmonaut."
    on Oct 12, 2008 By: Yi So-yeon Source: Aero-News Network

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