An astronaut (or cosmonaut) is a person trained bi a human spaceflicht program tae command, pilot, or serve as a crew member o a spacecraft. Althou generally reserved for professional space travelers, the terms are sometimes applied tae onyane who travels intae space, includin scientists, politeecians, jurnalists, an tourists.[1][2]

NASA Astronaut Bruce McCandless II uisin a Manned Maneuvering Unit ootside Space Shuttle Challenger on shuttle mission STS-41-B in 1984.


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