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Science and Technology: NASA

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

Astronauts

The term "astronaut" derives from the Greek words meaning "space sailor," and refers to all who have been launched as crew members aboard NASA spacecraft bound for orbit and beyond. The term "astronaut" has been maintained as the title for those selected to join the NASA corps of astronauts who make "space sailing" their career profession. NASA

Apollo 11 MOCR ACR Collection

NASA and SpaceX Flights

Discover. Create. Succeed.