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command module

(often initial capital letters) U.S. Aerospace. the portion of the Apollo spacecraft that contained the crew's living compartment and the on-board controls.
Origin of command module
1960-65 Unabridged
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  • The ascent stage, which the astronauts piloted back to the orbiting command module, is the white object atop it.
  • One of the astronauts will remain in the command module.
  • Collins was the command module pilot and remained in orbit during the mission.
  • No need for a command module pilot in this day of intelligent robots.
British Dictionary definitions for command module

command module

the cone-shaped module used as the living quarters in an Apollo spacecraft and functioning as the splashdown vehicle
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