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Astronaut   A person who travels into space to carry out experiments and pilot a spacecraft. In Russia, astronauts are known as cosmonauts; in China they are known as taikonauts.

Booster rocket   A rocket attached to a larger rocket to increase its thrust. When its fuel runs out, it detaches from the rocket and parachutes back to Earth, where it can be collected and reused. 

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