from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Transporting, operated by, or performed by a human or humans.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Having a crew; -- of vehicles. Opposite of
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Operatedby, performedby, or transportinga person; crewed.
- verb Simple past tense and past participle of
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- adjective having a crew
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The “manned” in manned space flight has truly hindered space exploration for a number of reasons.
I too believe that the Clinton administration was not extremely interested in manned spaceflight and the budgets that he SIGNED along with the results of the CAIB are proof enough.
Simultaneously, SpaceX and other commercial-space groups are vying to provide larger rockets and more-capable capsules, required for longer-term manned missions to venture deeper into the solar system.
Just concerned about the USA's future in manned space flight.
The decision, announced Tuesday, is anticipated to lock in billions of dollars in revenue for Lockheed Martin over the next few years, and reinvigorate a program that has been struggling due to budget cuts and uncertainty about NASA's long-term manned exploration goals.
Instead of our government wanting American scientists to lead in manned space flight by giving them continuity by moving to the next shuttle and allowing americans to do their space thing on their own terms, now we will have to get permission from Russia to put Americans in space for the foreseeable future.
He also met Niu Hongguang, head of the China Manned Space Engineering Office and "exchanged views about developing international cooperation in manned space flight," according to the CMSE web site.
While the finding may bolster the case for a manned base on the lunar surface, the U.S. likely won't be involved in manned trips to the moon anytime soon because Obama rec ently canceled a return plan.
NASA is ending its space shuttle program next year and taking the next step in manned space flight.
The past administration as well as the current have no interest in manned space flight or space exploration in general.