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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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The spacefarer responded with examples of the two-hours of exercise astronauts participate in each day and gave five somersaults.
Chapter four explores how museums celebrate the world's first spacefarer Yuri Gagarin first as a proletarian everyman turned national hero and subsequently as a religious icon.
The spacefarer, 53, the first Canadian to command the International Space Station, landed safely back on Earth bringing his five-month mission to an end.
Aladdin's lamp in a physics laboratory," says an awed spacefarer peering over Morbius' shoulder.
The other word for an Indian spacefarer that had been bandied about was gaganaut, as gagan is also Sanskrit for sky.
Theoretically, it could be an alien spacefarer from Alpha Centauri, but it is generally implied that it is the Christian God.
The tiny spacecraft that uses an off-the-shelf smartphone for a brain has completed checkout and sent back data confirming all systems are "go" for the spry spacefarer.
A rich source of cosmic energy, the Cosment, was discovered, which allows these spacefarers to restore planets to a livable state.
To those spacefarers, it would be a message in a bottle sent a long, long time ago from a galaxy far, far away.
Summary: Astronauts travelling to Mars are likely to be farmers and chefs as well as trained spacefarers.
47) AFP, "Asian spacefarers race for the moon," SpaceDaily.
These first spacefarers were pioneers in every sense of the word, and it is with this in mind that French and Burgess introduce us to these brave men and women.