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astronaut

Description

Code

3153.3

Description

Astronauts are crew members commanding spacecrafts for operations beyond low Earth orbit or higher than the regular altitude reached by commercial flights. They orbit the Earth in order to perform operations such as scientific research and experiments, launching or release of satellites, and building of space stations.

Alternative Labels

space shuttle crew member

commander astronaut

pilot cosmonaut

spacecraft crew member

flight engineer

scientific cosmonaut

shuttle commander

cosmonaut

shuttle pilot

astronaut

science officer

spacecraft pilot

pilot astronaut

Regulatory Aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: