from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Russian or Soviet astronaut.
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- n. An astronaut, especially a Russian or Soviet one.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an astronaut; -- a term used by the Soviets and Russians.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person trained to travel in a spacecraft
Once the cosmonaut is in then the appendix is rolled up and secured with strong elastic bands.
An astronaut or cosmonaut is a person trained by a human spaceflight program to command, pilot, or serve as a crew member of a spacecraft.
The Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft will dock with the ISS on Sunday, where the crew will join Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, U.S. astronaut Timothy Creamer, and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi.
I was inspecting their satellite ... how'd I know their cosmonaut was a scared kid?
But the cosmonaut was a woman, a fact that Kinsman did not know until he had pulled the airhose out of her helmet, suffocating her.
Later on in the conversation, when Nicole told Dr. Hakamatsu that the unexplained data had actually come from the probes inside one of his countrymen, namely cosmonaut-scientist Takagishi, the usually restrained engineer had actually shouted into the phone.
According to Wired, the astronaut is actually a cosmonaut, which is just a Russian version of an astronaut.
Another variation on the term is "cosmonaut", coined during the Soviet space era.
In 1961, as Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space, ground control heard the awestruck cosmonaut utter, "The Earth is blue."
The International Space Station, once a place where astronauts would share food and facilities, is said to be embroiled in a Cold War-like stand-off after a Russian cosmonaut complained he is no longer allowed to use a US toilet or the US gym machine.