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Crew of a spacecraft (Space Shuttle Atlantis, STS-112, 2002)

A crew is a body or a class of people who work at a common activity, generally in a structured or hierarchical organization. A location in which a crew works is called a crewyard or a workyard.[1] The word has nautical resonances: the tasks involved in operating a ship, particularly a sailing ship, providing numerous specialities within a ship's crew, often organised with a chain of command. Traditional nautical usage strongly distinguishes officers from crew, though the two groups combined form the ship's company. Members of a crew are often referred to by the title crewman or crew-member.

Crew also refers to the sport of rowing, where teams row competitively in racing shells.[2]

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  1. ^ Dubrin, Andrew J. (2006). Essentials of Management. Nashville, TN: South-Western publishing, Co. ISBN 9780324321104.
  2. ^ "Speed Rower, Competitive Rowing". Archived from the original on June 9, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-05.

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