The term spaceship is generally applied only to spacecraft capable of transporting people.
The spacecraft is one of the primal elements in science fiction. Numerous short stories and novels are built up around various ideas for spacecraft. Some books focus on the technical details of the crafts, while others treat the spacecraft as a given and delve little into its actual implementation.
See also: attitude control, expendable launch systems, space shuttle, starship, spacecraft propulsion, thruster, UFO