spacefaring

adjective
space·​far·​ing | \ ˈspās-ˌfer-iŋ How to pronounce spacefaring (audio) \

Definition of spacefaring

: having vehicles capable of traveling beyond the earth's atmosphere spacefaring nations

First Known Use of spacefaring

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spacefaring

space entry 1 + seafaring

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