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      a part of a spacecraft that can hold a crew and instruments


Three astronauts sat in the Apollo capsule as their rocket launched them toward the moon.

Only two astronauts fit in a Gemini capsule.

Only one astronaut fit in a Mercury capsule.

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Ship's crew moving an Apollo capsule out of the water to the ship's deck
The crew of the U.S.S. Iwo Jima lifts the Apollo 13 capsule to the deck.
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