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Astronauts vs Space Travellers

“Did You Know?”

Astronauts are considered to only be professionals who have been trained by a manned spaceflight program to command, fly as a pilot, or serve as a crew member of a manned spacecraft.

Although many non-professional space travelers have been called astronauts after crossing the Karman Line at 100km high this is strictly not true.

There have been 568 Professional Astronauts to date: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_astronauts_by_name

For a list of all space travelers to date: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_space_travelers_by_name