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"I've taken some stick for passages in Altered Carbon which people complained had sickened them, but then violence should be sickening."
- Richard Morgan

Space Cadet  
  A young person training to be a spaceman.  

Although Robert Heinlein wrote a well known novel with this title, the phrase "space cadet" appears only in the novel's title.

That hatch may open again, however, at your word, to return you to Earth. I rest it on your honor as space cadets that if it should, what I say to you now will remain within the hull of the Aldebaran.
Technovelgy from Sunward Flight, by Leo Zagat.
Published by Super Science Stories in 1943
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Compare to astronaut from The Death's Head Meteor (1930) by Neil R. Jones, space pirate from Evans of the Earth-Guard (1930) by Edmond Hamilton, astrogator from The Conquest of Space (1931) by David Lasser, space men from Revolt of the Star Men (1932) by Raymond Z. Gallun, spacedog from A Question of Salvage (1939) by Malcolm Jameson, space marines from Misfit (1939) by Robert Heinlein and rocketeer from Sunward Flight (1943) by Leo Zagat.

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