Astronauts are astronauts, as they are called overseas (astronaut). In Soviet literature, the word "cosmonaut" was recommended, and the word "astronaut" was assigned the meaning - "cosmonaut of a distant future, making interstellar flights." Thus, the word "astronaut" could only be used in science fiction. For ordinary people, an astronaut is literally an astronaut visiting the stars. In the scientific literature, an astronaut is an American cosmonaut (just as Chinese astronauts are called Taekonaut).