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* In ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'', the Krullian explorers making the first foray off the edge of the Disc (or at least the first to be intentional and with a plan for coming back) are chelonauts (from "chelonian" meaning "turtle").

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* In ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'', the Krullian explorers making the first foray off the edge of the Disc (or at least the first to be intentional and with a plan for coming back) are chelonauts (from "chelonian" meaning "turtle").
"turtle"). Presumably, the crew of the ''Kite'' in ''Discworld/TheLastHero'' are also chelonauts, but the word doesn't come up.



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* In ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'', the Krullian explorers making the first foray off the edge of the Disc (or at least the first to be intentional and with a plan for coming back) are chelonauts (from "chelonian" meaning "turtle").





* The Astro-Viper from ''Franchise/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' is referred to as a "Cobranaut" as his specialty.

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* The Astro-Viper from ''Franchise/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' is referred to as a "Cobranaut" as his specialty.


* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' lore, the Imperial Mananauts explored [[SpiritWorld Aetherius]] during the heyday of the Second Tamriellic Empire (under the Reman Dynasty) in the late 1st Era in a "space race" with the [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri]] [[TheEmpire Dominion]]. The Aldmeri used Sunbirds, ships somehow literally made from the Sun. (Which, in the ''ES'' universe, is [[AlienSky actually a portal]] to Aetherius through which magic flows into Mundus, the mortal realm.) The Empire, on the other hand, used "Mothships", [[LivingShip enormous Ancestor Moths]] bred, hollowed out, and flown into the void on strength of willpower alone. (Ancestor Moths have a special supernatural connection which also allows them to be used to somewhat protect mortal readers from the power of the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scrolls]], which is why the Scrolls are kept and read by the Cult of the Ancestor Moth.) The results of these expeditions have largely been lost to history

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' lore, the Imperial Mananauts explored [[SpiritWorld Aetherius]] during the heyday of the Second Tamriellic Empire (under the Reman Dynasty) in the late 1st Era in a "space race" with the [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri]] [[TheEmpire Dominion]]. The Aldmeri used Sunbirds, ships somehow literally made from the Sun. (Which, in the ''ES'' universe, is [[AlienSky actually a portal]] to Aetherius through which magic flows into Mundus, the mortal realm.) The Empire, on the other hand, used "Mothships", [[LivingShip enormous Ancestor Moths]] bred, hollowed out, and flown into the void on strength of willpower alone. (Ancestor Moths have a special supernatural connection which also allows them to be used to somewhat protect mortal readers from the power of the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scrolls]], which is why the Scrolls are kept and read by the Cult of the Ancestor Moth.) The results of these expeditions have largely been lost to historyhistory.


* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' has the Imperial Mananauts who explored Aetherius during the First Era's Reman Dynasty.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' has lore, the Imperial Mananauts who explored Aetherius [[SpiritWorld Aetherius]] during the First Era's heyday of the Second Tamriellic Empire (under the Reman Dynasty.Dynasty) in the late 1st Era in a "space race" with the [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri]] [[TheEmpire Dominion]]. The Aldmeri used Sunbirds, ships somehow literally made from the Sun. (Which, in the ''ES'' universe, is [[AlienSky actually a portal]] to Aetherius through which magic flows into Mundus, the mortal realm.) The Empire, on the other hand, used "Mothships", [[LivingShip enormous Ancestor Moths]] bred, hollowed out, and flown into the void on strength of willpower alone. (Ancestor Moths have a special supernatural connection which also allows them to be used to somewhat protect mortal readers from the power of the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scrolls]], which is why the Scrolls are kept and read by the Cult of the Ancestor Moth.) The results of these expeditions have largely been lost to history



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* There was a line of toys in the late 70s called "Micronauts", which would literally mean something like "small sailors". They were little robots about 4 inches tall, with an assortment of vehicles and bases and so on.



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* ''Les Thanatonautes'' by [[Creator/BernardWerber Bernard Werber]]. It means "death sailors" and it describes an exploration of the afterlife through controlled [[NearDeathExperience near death experiences]].



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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'' has the character Nurp-Naut. He is an Orbiton (a space and alien-based tribe), with the Naut half of him being a wise elder, compared to the baby Nurp side.


* The space-exploring Kerbal aliens from ''VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram'' are called kerbonauts. Which is [[FridgeLogic sort of bizarre]], because they're just alien astronauts; we don't call human spacefarers [[ShapedLikeItself "humanauts."]] Adding further confusion, they live on a planet called Kerbin orbiting a star called Kerbol, so it's unclear where the "kerb" in "kerbonaut" comes from.

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* The space-exploring Kerbal aliens from ''VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram'' are called kerbonauts. Which is [[FridgeLogic sort of bizarre]], because they're just alien astronauts; we don't call human spacefarers [[ShapedLikeItself "humanauts."]] Adding further confusion, they As it turns out, [[IAmNotShazam the game never calls them kerbonauts]] (they live in an "astronaut complex.") The tropey term is a near-ubiquitous FanSpeak word derived from the game's tendency to put "kerb" in front of things (they live on a planet called Kerbin orbiting a star called Kerbol, so it's unclear where the "kerb" in "kerbonaut" comes from.Kerbol).


* The space-exploring Kerbal aliens from ''VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram'' are called kerbonauts.

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* The space-exploring Kerbal aliens from ''VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram'' are called kerbonauts. Which is [[FridgeLogic sort of bizarre]], because they're just alien astronauts; we don't call human spacefarers [[ShapedLikeItself "humanauts."]] Adding further confusion, they live on a planet called Kerbin orbiting a star called Kerbol, so it's unclear where the "kerb" in "kerbonaut" comes from.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheOctonauts'' is an EdutainmentShow (and a children book series) following the adventures of FunnyAnimals protecting sea-life. It got its name from their UnderwaterBase shaped like an octopus: the Octopad.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheOctonauts'' is an EdutainmentShow (and a children book series) following the adventures of FunnyAnimals protecting sea-life. It got its name from their UnderwaterBase shaped like an octopus: the Octopad.


* The ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' are a group of highly trained psychics who travel the world having JamesBond-esque adventures and generally keeping civilization safe from psychic threats. At least, that's the subtext- the actual game takes place at a [[SuperheroSchool summer camp for kids]] that teaches them to control their latent psychic abilities.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' are a group of highly trained psychics who travel the world having JamesBond-esque ''Film/JamesBond''-esque adventures and generally keeping civilization safe from psychic threats. At least, that's the subtext- the actual game takes place at a [[SuperheroSchool summer camp for kids]] that teaches them to control their latent psychic abilities.


* ''VisualNovel/Policenauts'' is about a handful of police officers picked to keep the peace in an orbital colony.

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* ''VisualNovel/Policenauts'' ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}'' is about a handful of police officers picked to keep the peace in an orbital colony.

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* ''VisualNovel/Policenauts'' is about a handful of police officers picked to keep the peace in an orbital colony.


* Film/TheCore: In this [[HollywoodScience "Science"]] Fiction film, a team of six people, who call themselves "Terranauts" at the suggestion of Creator/HilarySwank's character, who have to prevent the loss of Earth's atmosphere due to the gradual stopping of the planet's rotation by going to the core to restart its spin.

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* Film/TheCore: ''Film/TheCore'': In this [[HollywoodScience "Science"]] Fiction film, a team of six people, who call themselves "Terranauts" at the suggestion of Creator/HilarySwank's character, who have to prevent the loss of Earth's atmosphere due to the gradual stopping of the planet's rotation by going to the core to restart its spin.

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