a person who travels in space, an astronaut; (also) a space traveller from another planet
The three spacefarers blasted their way through that perilous merry-go-round of cosmic junk known as ‘the zone of asteroids’.
You’ll find Captain Future the most dynamic space-farer the cosmos has ever seen.
Venus Expedition Number One signs off for good in this issue, and we bid farewell to that gallant band of explorers. Gordon A. Giles’ band of spacefarers is a hardy lot, and it has been exciting to watch them unravel the mysteries of the cloudy planet, discovering enigmatic pyramids on its surface, as on Mars and Earth.
After all, with the hyperdrive opening endless wonders to them, spacefarers tended to choose the most obviously glamorous.
Edward had always sided with the scientists who thought Earth too puny and out of the way to be of interest to potential spacefarers. Of course, that was geocentrism in reverse.
The purpose of the Rama series of spacecraft was to acquire and catalogue as much information as possible about spacefarers in the galaxy.
Unrestricted, any of these spacefarers could have dominated the entire galaxy in the totally inconsequential time of a few tens of millions of years.
Bob Olsen, in Amazing Stories
Earliest cite in OED2: 1974; improved to 1939 in OED3.
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