space·​port | \ ˈspās-ˌpȯrt How to pronounce spaceport (audio) \

Definition of spaceport

: an installation for testing and launching spacecraft

Examples of spaceport in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A couple of months ago, that telescope sailed across the Atlantic to a spaceport here in South America, and two days ago, tucked safely inside the tip of a rocket, it was pulled to the launchpad, its final stop on Earth. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 25 Dec. 2021 The tennis court-sized observatory launched atop an Ariane 5 rocket at 7:20 a.m. ET from a European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. NBC News, 25 Dec. 2021 The company has envisioned building Starship launch pads offshore, but Musk in the past has said SpaceX will continue to consider Kennedy Space Center in addition to the launch at its Boca Chica, Texas, spaceport. Richard Tribou,, 3 Dec. 2021 The company's first commercial flights are slated to begin in early 2024 -- with Grand Canyon National Park as the location for its first spaceport -- and trips are priced at $50,000 per seat. Maureen O'hare, CNN, 8 Oct. 2021 The images showed preparations at the spaceport in the desert plains of Iran’s rural Semnan province, some 240 kilometers (150 miles) southeast of Tehran. NBC News, 31 Dec. 2021 The telescope is set for launch Christmas morning on an Ariane 5 rocket from a spaceport in French Guiana, a territory on the northeast coast of South America. Eric Killelea, San Antonio Express-News, 24 Dec. 2021 Residents of Kourou have twice protested working conditions and pay at the spaceport. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 23 Dec. 2021 The telescope will launch on an Ariane 5 rocket from a spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on Dec. 24. NBC news, 21 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of spaceport

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spaceport was in 1930

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20 Jan 2022

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“Spaceport.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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