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  • n  a person trained to travel in a spacecraft
    the Russians called their astronauts cosmonauts

  • Could an astronaut swallow food in zero gravity? Would he choke? Would crumbs float into the shuttle's instruments and break something? To keep things simple, astronauts on the .
  • Outside his orbiting capsule in his own space suit, an astronaut will be a man beset by problems.
  • The sixth private citizen to go into orbit talks to PTI about the space race, Stephen Colbert and being a second-generation astronaut.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 18, 2013 - The Huffington Post
  • 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 ...
    June 17, 2013 - redOrbit
  • 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 ...
    June 17, 2013 - CNET
Quotes

  • Steve Lindsey in Washington Post
    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."
  • Jerry Linenger in Forbes
    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."
  • Richard Arnold in FOXNews
    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."

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