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They may lack their own spacecraft but American astronauts do have a new look. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There is not enough air in the space capsule to keep the three astronauts alive. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The three astronauts on the craft survived. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His three astronaut hosts normally eat dried rations. The Sun (2007)There may be other persuasive arguments for sending British astronauts into space. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And now he's sending astronauts to the wrong bit of space. The Sun (2006)You will have noticed that none of the existing astronauts is British. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Is it time for British astronauts to go into orbit? Times, Sunday Times (2007)His meetings with the surviving astronauts of the American space programme are moving and memorable. Times, Sunday Times (2009)By not losing sight of that reference point, the three astronauts avoided disaster. Christianity Today (2000)An astronaut was the person you wanted most at your party, especially if you were famous. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Its chief value has been for protecting the health of astronauts in space, and that is significant only if an astronaut programme exists. Times, Sunday Times (2007)For this British astronaut, a boyhood dream comes true today. Times, Sunday Times (2006)No Apollo capsule could take more than three astronauts or carry them farther than the Moon. Times, Sunday Times (2014)All three astronauts on Apollo 1 were burned to death on the launch pad. The Sun (2014)While in space, astronauts grow taller by up to 3in. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It makes me proud to watch history, with a British astronaut joining the elite list of space explorers. The Sun (2016)I would love to see a British astronaut on the moon or Mars. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'astronaut'
British English: astronaut /ˈæstrəˌnɔːt/ NOUN
An astronaut is a person who travels in a spacecraft.
- American English: astronaut
- Arabic: رَائِدُ فَضَاء
- Brazilian Portuguese: astronauta
- Chinese: 宇航员
- Croatian: astronaut
- Czech: astronaut
- Danish: astronaut
- Dutch: astronaut
- European Spanish: astronauta
- Finnish: astronautti
- French: astronaute
- German: Astronaut
- Greek: αστροναύτης
- Italian: astronauta
- Japanese: 宇宙飛行士
- Korean: 우주 비행사
- Norwegian: astronaut
- Polish: astronauta
- European Portuguese: astronauta
- Romanian: astronaut
- Russian: космонавт
- Spanish: astronauta
- Swedish: astronaut
- Thai: มนุษย์อวกาศ
- Turkish: astronot
- Ukrainian: астронавт
- Vietnamese: nhà du hành vũ trụ
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