Rose Eveleth: plumbing the important issues in science!
FWIW, I’ve worked in the space industry since 1997, around the time our favorite Twitter-based science expert and fashion critic was in junior high. Most of that work has been on projects involving vehicles for carrying people. I don’t recall a project or a period from then to now when we didn’t normally refer to such vehicles as “crewed” – Crew Return Vehicle, Crewed Exploration Vehicle, Orion Crew Module, etc.
Young Rose, it would seem, is fighting the battles of the 1970s.
Awesome: a Chome extension that replaces every instance of “manned” with “crewed” and “unmanned” with “robotic.” http://t.co/WS5cevoGpP
— Rose Eveleth (@roseveleth) February 26, 2015