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