star·​ship | \ ˈstär-ˌship How to pronounce starship (audio) \

Definition of starship

: a spacecraft designed for interstellar travel

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The latest is Record of a Spaceborn Few, which follows the descendants of the last flotilla of starships to depart Earth, who have clung to their way of life aboard the aging fleet. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Our favorite science fiction and fantasy books of 2018," 21 Dec. 2018 Of course this speed will change based on the assumption of the distance between starships. Rhett Allain, WIRED, "Something's Off With the Turbolaser Shots in The Last Jedi," 11 May 2018 The ship threatens the protagonists on the Enterprise - the starship that ferried the cast of the original Trek show on their mission to explore the galaxy. Patrick Cooley,, "The best part of the 'Star Trek: Discovery' season finale was a cameo that you probably missed (spoilers)," 12 Feb. 2018 The Orville, Seth MacFarlane's warm homage to the Star Trek franchise, delighted viewers with the interstellar adventures of the crew aboard the titular starship. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "The Orville blends science fiction and science fact into a winning mix," 29 Dec. 2018 As one Twitter user pointed out, calling the BFS a starship is technically inaccurate unless the craft is sent on a mission to another star system. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Elon Musk renames Big Falcon Rocket to ‘Starship’," 20 Nov. 2018 After nearly two long years, the starship Enterprise has boldly gone where it's never gone before: the front entrance of Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "Fully Restored "Star Trek" Enterprise Unveiled at Smithsonian Air and Space Museum," 28 June 2016 With David Strathairn as Ashford, a former pirate who is now a respectable starship second-in-command, and Elizabeth Mitchell as the Methodist pastor Anna, the series had more star power than ever. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "The Expanse is an excellent sci-fi space opera. But it’s fundamentally a detective show.," 1 July 2018 Solo, starring Alden Ehrenreich in the role originally played by Harrison Ford, promises to feature a newer, shinier Falcon that still has that fresh starship smell. Mike Miller,, "How Solo: A Star Wars Story Will Show the Millennium Falcon in All Its Glory," 29 May 2018

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1882, in the meaning defined above

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