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A spacecraft (or spaceship) is a vehicle or machine capable of spaceflight.
A starship is a spacecraft capable of traveling to distant stars.

Astronautics is the science of designing, and building spacecraft, starships, space stations, satellites, and statites.

An Astronaut (or Cosmonaut) is someone who commands, pilots or crews a spacecraft professionally. See also Commercial Astronaut and Space Tourist. Most spacecraft designed to carry humans will need some sort of life support system, though some short-term craft may merely rely on the pilot wearing a spacesuit.

Note that any spacecraft that is capable of surviving re-entry is by default pretty much also an aircraft, though some may be capable of only limited maneuvering in an atmosphere or not much more than a controlled crash.

Categories of Spaceflight:

Systems aboard a Spacecraft:

Specific Spacecraft:

Arcana Wiki has pages on the following spacecraft:

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