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What is the difference between - Astronaut and cosmonaut

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Asked by Nokister, 14 Dec '12 10:21 pm
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Astronaut and cosmonaut are the names given to people who travel in space either as a pilot or crew member of a spacecraft. Astronaut is widely used by English-speaking countries, cosmonaut is used by Russia and other countries like China use completely different words for space traveler.
But they are essentially the same thing, astronaut being an American version and cosmonaut generally referring to Russian space travellers.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 14 Dec '12 10:22 pm

 
  
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Same except russian version is cosmonaut
Answered by Sonakshi Sinha, 14 Dec '12 10:23 pm

 
  
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Astronaut and Cosmonaut are two terms that have the same meaning in the sense that both refer to personnel that are trained properly to become part of a space flight program. Though they are similar as far as the nature of the job is concerned, they show some difference in certain aspects.

An astronaut is given the task of piloting a spacecraft or servicing. In short it can be said that an astronaut should adept in commanding a spacecraft and also in servicing like a crew member. As astronaut has a sufficient understanding of life in space and human beings relation to space.

On the other hand a cosmonaut has the main task of performing outside the Earths atmosphere. This is the only main difference between astronaut and cosmonaut.

In the present days the word astronaut is used to refer to anybody that goes to space. Everybody who is a part of space tourism can be called an astronaut. On the other hand cosmonaut is the term used by the Russian Federal Space Agency for such of t ...more
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Answered by anil garg, 15 Dec '12 10:53 am

 
  
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No difference
Answered by iqbal seth, 15 Dec '12 07:39 am

 
  
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Astronaut is an American spaceman.
Cosmonaut is a Russian spaceman...
Answered by jafar, 15 Dec '12 12:29 am

 
  
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Their nationality:
The difference is merely nominal to differenciate the space explorers of either side of the iron curtain (Space Race was one of the most remarkable chapters of the Cold War). Thus, Astronauts (In greek 'Navigators of the stars') were those coming from the USA alignment, and Cosmonauts ('Navigators of the universe') were the ones from the Soviet bloc.
Answered by jakir hussain, 14 Dec '12 11:14 pm

 
  
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Astronaut comes from word Astro i.e. space in US & UK English as in astrophysics whilst the same is called as cosmic science in russian hence cosmonaut
Answered by Utkarsh Singhal, 14 Dec '12 10:33 pm

 
  
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