Sunday, April 18, 2004

No nationality required

I repeat my plea (from Oct. 17): Let's call an astronaut an astronaut no matter what country he's from. Singling Russians out as cosmonauts when we have Dutch and Chinese astronauts is ludicrous.

And while we're on the topic of space, a reminder: Although AP style allows for NASA on first reference, it does require the full name -- the National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- to be spelled out at some point in the story.


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