Astronaut

An astronaut or cosmonaut is a person trained by a human spaceflight program to command, pilot, or serve as a crew member of a spacecraft. While generally reserved for professional space travelers, the terms are sometimes applied to anyone who travels into space, including scientists, politicians, journalists, and tourists.Starting in the 1950s up until 2002, astronauts were sponsored and trained exclusively by governments, either by the military or by civilian space agencies. With the sub-orbital flight of the privately funded SpaceShipOne in 2004, a new category of astronaut was created: the commercial astronaut.
Posts about Astronaut
  • 25 Women Who Rock Social Media – 2014

    …, authors, public relations and marketing professionals and an aspiring astronaut headed for Mars. Congratulations to all! Abigail Harrison @astronautabby Future First Astronaut to Mars & STEAM Advocate Nominated by @LeeOdden – “Astronaut Abby” is a case study in personal branding and using social media to reach big goals. At only 17 years old…

    Lee Odden/ TopRank®in Social- 27 readers -
  • The Best Branded Content of 2014

    That’s right—it’s time for my picks of the best branded content of 2014. It’s kind of like Cannes, except instead of a gold lion, you get a picture of our soccer team with Drake. If you work at one of the companies below, tweet me @joelazauskas for your printed copy. GE: “Enhance Your Lighting” When we look back on content marketing in 2014, there’s a good chance the first thi ...

    Joe Lazauskas/ The Content Strategist- 17 readers -
  • Apple’s iWatch Could Usher In Wearables Era

    … something an astronaut would wear. Awkwardly designed square-faced watches from Samsung and LG are largely duds. The Moto 360 device is both elegant and affordable; it’s a smartwatch that people will actually wear. We’ll see tomorrow whether Apple meets that standard and can deliver against huge expectations. The iWatch or whatever Apple calls…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Land- 18 readers -
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