space·ship | \ˈspās-ˌship \

Definition of spaceship 

: a vehicle used for space travel

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The winged spaceship lifted off on schedule at 7:33 a.m. after one of the smoothest countdowns of the shuttle program., "June 19, 1983: Ride, Sally Ride," 19 June 2018 Announced in early 2017, the BFR is intended to be a reuseable, 340-foot tall spaceship. Kevin Kelleher, Fortune, "Help Wanted: An Engineer to Build SpaceX's Rocket to Mars," 14 June 2018 Radio messages from fellow survivors of the player’s crashed spaceship were enough to string me along, and the promise of an inbound rescue party had me curious as to what that would even mean. Steven Strom, Ars Technica, "One main mystery makes survival in Subnautica worthwhile," 27 Feb. 2018 By comparison, our house is something like a spaceship, with high-tech triple-pane German windows and a front door that closes like a vault on the loftlike interior. Vogue, "3 Writers On Living Sustainably In 2018," 21 June 2018 Lucasfilm The plot continues to trot dutifully through the dots that must be connected, the best of which introduces Han to card-playing Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) and his beloved spaceship. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Solo: A Star Wars Story is the safest, most forgettable Star Wars movie," 24 May 2018 His covers were brightly colored, with fantastic technologies, spaceships, and creatures. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "This video shows how surrealist cover art gave us the sci-fi genre we know today," 18 May 2018 As a parent, there are more tools to protect your child from becoming a character in the spaceship in Wall-E. As a person, an acknowledgment that using your phone all day has serious effects on your life, and a way to help curtail it. Andrew Goble, GQ, "Apple WWDC 2018: The 4 Biggest iPhone Improvements for iOS 12," 5 June 2018 Image: Syfy The Expanse kicked off its third season last month on Syfy, continuing the story of the crew of a spaceship in an inhabited solar system that’s set centuries in the future. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "The Expanse has threatened nuclear war for two nail-biting seasons — now, it’s pushing the button," 4 May 2018

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1880, in the meaning defined above

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