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In back sat Kennedy’s wife, Ethel, and the astronaut John Glenn.
An astronaut, eclipse experts, reporters and some lucky contest winners had unique seats for the total solar eclipse on Monday.
Former astronaut Terry Willcutt will be speaking at the event as well.
The space suit worn by every U.S. astronaut since Project Apollo.
Money raised from their sale would have paid out to the astronauts' families in the event of their deaths.
The last thing NASA wants to do is deliver the first Martian astronauts straight into the lair of the Great Galactic Ghoul.
Neither the former congresswoman nor her husband, retired astronaut and Navy Capt.
That’s right, the powder form of the drink the astronauts took to the moon.
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Origin and Etymology of astronaut
First Known Use: 1928See Words from the same year
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: a person who travels in a spacecraft into outer space
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