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astronaut

noun [C] uk   /ˈæs.trə.nɔːt/ us    /-nɑːt/
a person who has been trained for travelling in space
Translations of “astronaut”
in Korean 우주 비행사…
in Arabic رائِد فَضاء…
in French astronaute…
in Turkish astronot…
in Italian astronauta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 太空人…
in Russian космонавт…
in Polish astronaut-a/ka…
in Spanish astronauta…
in Portuguese astronauta…
in German der/die Astronaut(in)…
in Catalan astronauta…
in Japanese 宇宙飛行士…
in Chinese (Simplified) 宇航员,航天员…
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