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The Russians called their spacemen "cosmonauts". The US used "astronauts", meaning sailors of the stars. Cosmonauts means sailors of the universe. Both are pretty grandiose for people who haven't even passed Luna's orbit.

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15y ago

Cosmonauts Probably because SPace is also known as the Cosmos

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Cosmonauts.

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