crew·​mate | \ ˈkrü-ˌmāt How to pronounce crewmate (audio) \

Definition of crewmate

: a fellow crewman

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Ever since, women have had to struggle to get back on board, and now three of them — Brouwer, Riou and Mettraux — will have their names engraved on the winner’s trophy, along with those of their male Dongfeng crewmates. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "Open Waters?," 21 June 2018 That leaves Armstrong’s Apollo 11 crewmate and space superstar 88-year-old Buzz Aldrin still alive, but no others from the first three missions to actually land on the moon. Richard Tribou,, "With Alan Bean's death, only four living moon walkers still with us," 29 May 2018 Perched atop a gargantuan Saturn 5 rocket, Bean and his crewmates -- commander Pete Conrad and Richard Gordon -- blasted off on Nov. 14, 1969. William Harwood, CBS News, "Alan Bean, astronaut who walked on the moon, dies at 86," 26 May 2018 Back on Earth, Bean maintained a joking rapport with his crewmates, including Richard F. Gordon Jr., who didn’t get a chance to step onto the moon, as his role was to remain on board the craft. Gabrielle Banks, Houston Chronicle, "BEAN OBIT," 26 May 2018 The orbiter exploded shortly after liftoff — killing McAuliffe and all six of her crewmates. Thom Patterson, CNN, "How space travel can unite a fractured world," 18 May 2018 Dysart, along with the captain and another crewmate were inside when the waves hit, Nguyen said, and were able to deploy the boat’s life raft and save the others. Washington Post, "APNewsBreak: Wife says observer on sunken boat ‘traumatized’," 29 Mar. 2018 As the space station approached Italy early in the spacewalk, Mission Control urged Bresnik and Vande Hei to take some photos for their crewmate, Paolo Nespoli. Marcia Dunn,, "Spacewalking astronauts grease robot arm's new hand," 10 Oct. 2017 Two crewmates who launched with Whitson in November returned to Earth three months ago. Author: Irene Klotz, Alaska Dispatch News, "Record-breaking U.S. astronaut and crew back on Earth," 3 Sep. 2017

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1938, in the meaning defined above

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