A vehicle intended to be launched into space. Also called spaceship.(noun)
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Use "spacecraft" in a sentence
"Save all of the "I" and "me" stuff until the spacecraft is actually capable of making those statements."
"My personal idea for an ideal multi-role manned spacecraft is either a lifting body or a DynaSoar-like 'space plane' with a docking airlock aft so that it can act as a 'tow truck' for specialised mission modules."
"Communication between Earth and spacecraft is clunky and reminiscent of the days when switchboard operators had to plug in telephone lines by hand to connect the people at either end."