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ˈspeɪsˌkræft, -ˌkrɑftspace·craft

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spacecraft, ballistic capsule, space vehicle(noun)

    a craft capable of traveling in outer space; technically, a satellite around the sun


  1. spacecraft(n.)

    a vehicle capable of travelling in or into outer space; at present, all such vehicles are powered by rocket engine.


  1. spacecraft(Noun)

    A vehicle that travels through space.


  1. Spacecraft

    A spacecraft is a vehicle, vessel or machine designed to fly in outer space. Spacecraft are used for a variety of purposes, including communications, earth observation, meteorology, navigation, planetary exploration and transportation of humans and cargo. On a sub-orbital spaceflight, a spacecraft enters space and then returns to the surface, without having gone into an orbit. For orbital spaceflights, spacecraft enter closed orbits around the Earth or around other celestial bodies. Spacecraft used for human spaceflight carry people on board as crew or passengers from start or on orbit only, while those used for robotic space missions operate either autonomously or telerobotically. Robotic spacecraft used to support scientific research are space probes. Robotic spacecraft that remain in orbit around a planetary body are artificial satellites. Only a handful of interstellar probes, such as Pioneer 10 and 11, Voyager 1 and 2, and New Horizons, are currently on trajectories that leave our Solar System. Orbital spacecraft may be recoverable or not. By method of reentry to Earth they may be divided in non-winged space capsules and winged spaceplanes. Currently, only twenty-four nations have spaceflight technology: Russia, the United States, the member states of the European Space Agency, the People's Republic of China, Japan, and India.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Spacecraft

    Devices, manned and unmanned, which are designed to be placed into an orbit about the Earth or into a trajectory to another celestial body. (NASA Thesaurus, 1988)


  1. SpaceCraft

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Editors Contribution

  1. spacecraft

    A type of vehicle created to travel through space and for other specific purposes.

    The spacecraft worked efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

How to pronounce spacecraft?

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How to say spacecraft in sign language?

  1. spacecraft


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spacecraft in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spacecraft in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of spacecraft in a Sentence

  1. Dava Newman:

    The world's smallest spacecraft, I call them, because you have to design all of the systems you need for the whole vehicle and shrink them around a person.

  2. Mike Neufeld:

    It didnt matter, fundamentally, because the spacecraft were behind expectations.

  3. Reuven Rivlin:

    We are full of admiration for the wonderful people who brought An Israeli spacecraft to the moon, true, not as we had hoped, but we will succeed in the end.

  4. Jill Seubert:

    What this means is that you can essentially support an infinite number of spacecraft going to or around Mars with this architecture.

  5. Thomas Zurbuchen:

    This is the first time NASA has named a spacecraft for a living individual, it's a testament to the importance of his body of work, founding a new field of science that also inspired my own research and many important science questions NASA continues to study and further understand every day. I'm very excited to be personally involved honoring a great man and his unprecedented legacy.

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