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I think we should use the appropriate term depending on the question. If it's a question about the Russian Federal Space Agency, use cosmonaut. The default term should be Astronaut (for the same reason Pearson states) if the post is agnostic to any specific program.


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I think we should use Astronaut, and even go so far as to make the others tag synonyms if they pop up. If it's good enough for Wikipedia to choose that particular standard, then it's good enough for here. And I find it hard to imagine questions that would be that highly specified. I should state that I wouldn't go so far as to change any reference in the ...


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On a site like Space Exploration, it is often not so black and white that an answer is true/false. The issues we deal with are complicated and broad in scope, and sometimes we are dealing with situations where we don't even have all the data yet. All of these could be said to apply to the question you answered. Because this is often the case here, we ...


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First of all, I welcome that you are wanting to improve your presentation, that is fantastic! The truth is arguably more important than presentation style, but when it's difficult to figure out the truth, that is difficult. Stack Exchange encourages the editing of sub-par answers, either by the user or others, when they contain truth that is beneficial. ...


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This will be little more than what's already described in our About and Help Center, but ... No. If it's not relevant to answering the question itself, then it can be construed as spam, so I would suggest avoiding that. Unlike academia, we're not so much into authored works and privileged groups (comes with too many "human condition" headaches) as we're ...


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Other terms such as spationaute, angkasawan, uchuu hikoshi, etc. are also in use. IMO, the use of country-specific terms is a needless complication and a potential source of confusion that we can do without.


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