Difference between an Astronaut and a Cosmonaut?

Answer

There is no difference between an astronaut and a cosmonaut. Both refer to a person that is traveling in space. 'Cosmonaut' is a term that refers to a Russian astronaut.
Q&A Related to "Difference between an Astronaut and a Cosmonaut..."
The distinction is that they are titles awarded by different space agencies. They both mean essentially the same thing and they both come from Greek. Astronaut - astro (star) + naut
http://www.quora.com/Outer-Space-1/What-is-the-dif...
"Astronaut" is the American term; "Cosmonaut" is the Russian word that means the same thing.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_difference_b...
A cosmonaut is a Russian or Soviet astronaut.An
http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-the-differe...
Cosmonaut is the term for "astronaut" used by the Russian Federal Space Agency. So they are the same.
http://www.kgbanswers.com/whats-the-difference-bet...
About -  Privacy -  AskEraser  -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback © 2014 Ask.com