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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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There are three spacefarers on the station: Yurchikhin and US astronaut Jack Fischer, who arrived in April, and US commander Peggy Whitson, who has been aboard for half a year.
Pioneers 10 and 77, which preceded Voyager, both carried small metal plaques identifying their time and place of origin for the benefit of any other spacefarers that might find them in the distant future.
They have landed in a vertical position, upright," he added, citing Russian search and recovery forces which routinely go out to pick up the returning spacefarers after they touch down on the remote steppe southeast of Dzhezkazgan.
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.
130) Given that spacefarers such as the United States, Russia, and China would be highly unlikely to employ indiscriminate kinetic weapons because of the harm they would deal to their own orbital infrastructures, and that rogue nations would also likely choose other options in order to avoid massive collateral damage to potential political allies, any unprovoked kinetic strike would invite fierce retribution.
In fact, all the scientists in the Honolulu workshop agreed that increasing and compounding space debris is one of the greatest threats to all spacefarers.
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.
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.