Can Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson Be Called Astronauts?

Dok. Blue Origin dan Virgin Galactic

Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson.—Tourism outer space increased with flights to space recently by billionaire Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos on the plane space their respective companies. However, not everyone who goes to outer space can be officially considered as astronaut.

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has tightened rules on how to award degrees astronaut to those who fly outer space personal. So now it’s harder for everyone to be astronaut official commercial.

In the United States, there are three institutions that can refer to a person as astronaut, namely the US military, NASA, and the FAA. The first two institutions only award degrees astronaut to their own employees.


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