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Engaged in the launching of vehicles into outer space or in journeying through space: a spacefaring civilization.

space′far′er n.


space travel
engaging in space travel
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Noun1.spacefaring - a voyage outside the Earth's atmospherespacefaring - a voyage outside the Earth's atmosphere
voyage - a journey to some distant place
gravity-assist - (spaceflight) a trajectory that passes close to a planetary body in order to gain energy from its gravitational field
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If we are to avoid the fate that befell more than 99 percent of the species that ever lived on this planet, the solution, according to Musk, "is to become a spacefaring civilization, and a multi-planetary species.
The idea behind our research is that, if an entire galaxy had been colonized by an advanced spacefaring civilization, the energy produced by that civilization's technologies would be detectable in mid-infrared wavelengths - exactly the radiation that the WISE satellite was designed to detect for other astronomical purposes," one of the team said.
After observing more than 40 years of human spaceflight, I find it difficult to sustain the vision of rapid progress to ward a spacefaring civilization.
My last book is Martyn Fogg's Terraforming (1995), the current bible of those who believe we must begin to become a spacefaring civilization.
I embarked upon my quest toward a spacefaring civilization to fulfill a personal vision.