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1. One who launches, rides in, or pilots rockets.
2. One, such as a scientist, who is an expert in rocketry.
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(Astronautics) an engineer or scientist concerned with the design, operation, or launching of rockets
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(ˌrɒk ɪˈtɪər)

1. a person who discharges, rides in, or pilots a rocket.
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