that travels, or is able to travel, in space; that is used during or pertains to space travel
If it weren’t for his childish desire to play spacefaring financier, he'd never have put a kleka in with us.
Suicide Ship to Earth in Amazing Stories Feb. 181/2
The seedy litle [sic] man in spacefaring garb of soiled raggedness nudged him.
Creegar Dares to Die in Fantastic Adventures Aug. 117/1
She’s a better ship than any of the spacefaring boudoirs that are turned out by your yards!
Frontier of Dark in Astounding Science Fiction Sept. 133/1
Once the quarantine had been clamped down and all the space-faring Remohs located and examined, Gaulers went to work.
Strange Compulsion in Science Fiction Plus Oct. 60/1
The Finstera are not a spacefaring people; there was no possibility that the bogie would be identified as theirs.
in Astounding Science Fiction Nov. 90/2
Strange for a spacefaring, aggressive race to be so uncurious about planetary environments.
Time Piece in Worlds of If July–Aug. 46/1
During the millennia since they had launched Starglider, their spacefaring ability must have improved enormously.
Fountains of Paradise 80
A communicative, spacefaring species, hitherto unknown, in a position to have come into kif hands without passing through more civilized regions.
Pride of Chanur (1991) iv. 61
Had she thought he would stride off the shuttle as strong and bold as a spacefaring god from some romance?
Xenocide viii. 109
1998 Interzone Sept. 15/1
He did not dislike the other spacefaring species; he found them interesting.
Because if all this was real then he was, maybe, on the brink of the most astounding discovery in all human history, a revelation that could do untold harm or bring inestimable benefits to any combination of the Mercatoria, its adversaries and just about every other space-faring species in the galaxy.
Algebraist v. 368
David Wright O'Brien
Research HistoryMike Christie submitted a cite from a 1978 reprint of Robert Heinlein's "Citizen of the Galaxy".
James A. Landau verified the cite in the 1957 first edition.
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a reprint of Philip Jose Farmer's "Strange Compulsion"; Rick Hauptmann verified the cite in the 1953 first magazine appearance.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1952 cite from A. Bertram Chandler's "Frontier of the Dark."
Jesse Sheidlower submitted 1942 cites from David Wright O'Brien.
Earliest cite in the OED: 1962.
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