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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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A rich source of cosmic energy, the Cosment, was discovered, which allows these spacefarers to restore planets to a livable state.
This book holds spacefarers as symbolic of the collective dreams, hopes, fears, insecurities, and tensions of their respective nations and peoples in recent history.
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.
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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.
Even when advances in science and engineering might seem to render decades-old accomplishments irrelevant or outdated, it remains important for spacefarers to understand in the broadest sense the foundations on which they build.
He reports some of the heroic acts in space and some of the terrifying near misses that the early spacefarers survived.
Aliens and spacefarers from film, TV and popular culture from the Clangers to Klingons are dealt with in the opening zone of this exciting and thought-provoking show.
With a life filled with such pain and loss, Marcus's desire not to revisit his tragic, violent Mississippi past makes sense, as does his desire to create a new self in the language of superheroes and spacefarers, figures ostensibly unencumbered by the back-breaking burden of history.
Harrison also considers how to equip spacefarers to deal with everyday health problems as well as with the accidental injuries and medical conditions associated with space.