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space age

also Space Age
The period after 1957, the year in which a spacecraft was first placed in orbit around Earth, marking the beginning of space exploration.

space′-age′ adj.

space age

(Astronautics) the period in which the exploration of space has become possible
(Astronautics) (usually prenominal) futuristic or ultramodern, esp when suggestive of space technology

Space′ Age`

(sometimes l.c.) the period marked by space exploration, considered as beginning Oct. 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union launched the first sputnik.


1. of or pertaining to the Space Age.
2. using the latest or most advanced technology or design.
3. very modern; up-to-date; forward-looking: space-age architecture.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: age - the age beginning with the first space travel; from 1957 to the present
time - an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities); "he waited a long time"; "the time of year for planting"; "he was a great actor in his time"

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