The Etymology of North American “Astronauts”, the Etymology of Russian “Cosmonauts”, the Etymology of Chinese “Tainonauts”, the Etymology of French “Spationauts”, and the Only Countries to Send Piloted Space Craft into Space

In North America astronauts are referred to as such because of the Greek word "astro" for "star" and "naut" for "sailor". The Russians refer to their astronauts, "cosmonauts" because of the Greek word "cosmo" for "space" and again, "naut" for "sailor". The Chinese refer to their astronauts "tainonaut" because of the world "taiokong" in Mandarin which means "great emptiness". The French refer to their astronauts as "spationaut" which has the same meaning as astronaut does is Greek. The US, Russia...


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