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Person trained, equipped, and deployed by a human spaceflight program to serve as a commander or crew member aboard a spacecraft. Wikipedia

  • Human spaceflight

    Spaceflight with a crew or passengers aboard a spacecraft, the spacecraft being operated directly by the onboard human crew. Spacecraft can also be remotely operated from ground stations on Earth, or autonomously, without any direct human involvement. Wikipedia

  • Commercial astronaut

    Person trained to command, pilot, or serve as a crew member of a privately funded spacecraft. Distinct from an otherwise non-government astronaut, for example Charlie Walker, who flies while representing a non-government corporation but with funding or training or both coming from government sources. Wikipedia

  • Space station

    Orbital station or an orbital space station, is a spacecraft capable of supporting a human crew in orbit for an extended period of time, and is therefore a type of space habitat. It lacks major propulsion or landing systems. Wikipedia

  • Space tourism

    Human space travel for recreational purposes. There are several different types of space tourism, including orbital, suborbital and lunar space tourism. Wikipedia

  • Project Mercury

    The first human spaceflight program of the United States, running from 1958 through 1963. To put a man into Earth orbit and return him safely, ideally before the Soviet Union. Wikipedia

  • Orbital spaceflight

    Spaceflight in which a spacecraft is placed on a trajectory where it could remain in space for at least one orbit. Altitude at perigee around 80 km; this is the boundary of space as defined by NASA, the US Air Force and the FAA. Wikipedia


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