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Definition of manned

: carrying or performed by a human being manned spaceflight

Examples of manned in a Sentence

a manned mission to the moon

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Unmanned craft are seen as being particularly applicable to Alaska, where vast distances and often challenging terrain and weather regularly combine to make manned flights to conduct the same work costly and dangerous. Elwood Brehmer, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska sets another first in testing of unmanned aircraft," 21 Aug. 2019 India has also announced its intention to launch its first manned space flight by 2022 (an Indian citizen, Rakesh Sharma, went into space aboard a Soviet craft in 1984) and plans to establish its own space station in about a decade. Shashank Bengali,, "India’s first attempted moon landing heralds a new global space race," 14 July 2019 By 2022, India plans to launch a manned mission into space. Manveena Suri And Swati Gupta, CNN, "India's polar moon mission puts Chandrayaan-2 in the history books," 4 Sep. 2019 The team, which also consisted of David Scott and Russell Schweickart, conquered many firsts, such as the first lunar module flight, first test of the Apollo spacesuits and first joint operation of two manned spacecraft in space. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "Space race: Michigan's ties to NASA, Apollo program," 18 July 2019 His work included designing jet engines and helping design the fuel cell used for the first manned mission to land on the moon., "Gustav Albert Swanson," 11 Aug. 2019 Preliminary plans are also underway for a manned lunar mission in the 2030s. Helen Regan, CNN, "Chandrayaan-2: Second try for India as it attempts Moon mission launch," 22 July 2019 The crew of the first manned mission to the moon was finally home. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "Michael Collins Is Ready To Go To Mars," 20 July 2019 Snap of the Day More news Today’s comics Today’s obituaries Today in history On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy on the first manned mission to the surface of the moon. Samantha Swindler | The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "Corpse flower blooms, recall effort targets Gov. Brown: Morning Briefing for Tuesday, July 16," 16 July 2019

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1617, in the meaning defined above

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: carrying or done by a person

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