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I'm glad that it didn't take as long to get Shepard off the ground as it's taken this series. I'd begun to think the Congo would be ahead of us in the space race before Whispering Smith ever got on the air.
Audie Murphy

Meaning of "space race" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SPACE RACE

space race  [speɪs reɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPACE RACE

noun
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Space race is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SPACE RACE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

space race

Space Race

The Space Race was a 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union and the United States, for supremacy in spaceflight capability. The technological superiority required for such supremacy was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, unmanned probes of the Moon, Venus and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon. It began on August 2, 1955, when the Soviet Union responded to the United States announcement four days earlier of intent to launch artificial satellites for the International Geophysical Year, by declaring they would also launch a satellite "in the near future". The Soviets won the first "lap" with the October 4, 1957 launch of Sputnik 1. The Race reached its zenith with the July 20, 1969 US landing of the first humans on the Moon on Apollo 11, and concluded in a period of détente with the April 1972 agreement on a co-operative Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, which resulted in the July 1975 meeting in Earth orbit of a US astronaut crew with a Soviet cosmonaut crew.

Definition of space race in the English dictionary

The definition of space race in the dictionary is the space race competition between the United States and the Soviet Union to be the superior power in outer space, in terms of exploration, manned space flights, and lunar landings; it is generally considered as beginning in 1957 and ending in the mid-1970s.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPACE RACE


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disgrace
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embrace
ɪmˈbreɪs
footrace
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grace
ɡreɪs
interrace
ˌɪntəˈreɪs
landrace
ˈlændˌreɪs
Olivares
ˌəʊlɪˈvɑːreɪs
race
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res
reɪs
retrace
rɪˈtreɪs
Samothrace
ˈsæməˌθreɪs
Thrace
θreɪs
trace
treɪs
transferase
ˈtrænsfəˌreɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPACE RACE

space heater
space helmet
Space Invaders
space junk
space laboratory
space lattice
space medicine
space opera
space plane
space platform
space probe
space science
space scientist
space shot
space shuttle
space sickness
space station
space tourism
space travel
space writer

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPACE RACE

arms race
boat race
claiming race
cycle race
distance race
downhill race
drag race
egg-and-spoon race
flat race
horse race
human race
mixed race
not in the race
obstacle race
one-horse race
rat race
road race
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stage race
terrace
the human race

Synonyms and antonyms of space race in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «space race» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPACE RACE

Find out the translation of space race to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of space race from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «space race» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

太空竞赛
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

carrera espacial
570 millions of speakers

English

space race
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अंतरिक्ष की दौड़
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سباق الفضاء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

космическая гонка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

corrida espacial
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্থান প্ল্যাটফর্ম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

course à l´espace
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Platform ruang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wettlauf ins All
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

宇宙開発競争
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우주 경쟁
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Platform ruang
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

cuộc đua không gian
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விண்வெளி தளம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्पेस प्लॅटफॉर्म
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Uzay platformu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

corsa allo spazio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

space Race
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

космічна гонка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rasă spațiu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διαστημική κούρσα
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

ruimtewedloop
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

rymdkapplöpningen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

romkappløpet
5 millions of speakers

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The term «space race» is quite widely used and occupies the 46.198 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about space race

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2 QUOTES WITH «SPACE RACE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word space race.
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Audie Murphy
I'm glad that it didn't take as long to get Shepard off the ground as it's taken this series. I'd begun to think the Congo would be ahead of us in the space race before Whispering Smith ever got on the air.
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Brian K. Vaughan
My parents grew up during the space race, and I think they imagined the future would be us living on moon bases and everyone has rocket shoes.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPACE RACE»

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Space Race: The U.S.-U.S.S.R. Competition to Reach the Moon
In compelling photographs and terse, informed text, this book tells the story of time when the superpowers sought to make the heavens inseparable from the earth.
Martin J. Collins, 1999
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Space Race: An Inside View of the Future of Communications ...
" - KEN SACHARIN, AUTHOR OF ATTENTION! "Jim Taylor is one of the most adventurous, alert and ambitious thinkers in the marketing industry. Which is why this book scares the boxer shorts off me.
Jim Taylor, 2005
3
Space Race: The Epic Battle Between America and the Soviet ...
It is the story of an unparalleled rivalry between superpowers and of the two remarkable men at the center of the conflict.
Deborah Cadbury, 2007
4
Asia's Space Race: National Motivations, Regional Rivalries, ...
Moltz concludes with recommendations for improved intra-Asian space cooperation and for regional conflict prevention, making this a key text for international relations scholars.
James Clay Moltz, 2013
5
Asian Space Race: Rhetoric Or Reality?
This book offers lucid, focused narratives of the space programmes of various Asian states. It examines various major drivers in connection with growth of space programmes in the region and develops futuristic scenarios.
Ajey Lele, 2012
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Space Race: The Mission, the Men, the Moon
"Discusses the United States' role in the space race in the 1960s, including the beginning of NASA, early space exploration, and the first moon landing by American astronauts"--Provided by publisher.
Tom McGowen, 2008
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The First Space Race: Launching the World's First Satellites
Some aspects of this story, such as the navy's Notsnik satellite project, are almost unknown.
Matt Bille, Erika Lishock, 2004
8
The Missile and Space Race
This book is a history of the missile and space race in the 1950s and 1960s.
Alan J. Levine, 1994
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Space Race
Zoom to Pluto and back with this super space story from award-winning author, Malorie Blackman. Five...four...three...two...one. Lift-off! What can Lizzie do when big-headed Jake challenges her to a race in space? She's GOT to beat him.
Malorie Blackman, 2011
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Space Race: The Battle to Rule the Heavens (text only edition)
From the author of ‘Seven Wonders of the Industrial World’, the ebook edition of the TV tie-in charting the shocking but true story behind the space race – and the ruthless, brilliant scientists who fuelled it.
Deborah Cadbury, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPACE RACE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term space race is used in the context of the following news items.
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Galactic Gold Rush: Private Spending on Space Is Headed for a …
Call it Space Race 2.0. Almost a half-century since the Apollo moon flights, entrepreneurs are expanding the boundaries of rocket and satellite technology as the ... «Bloomberg, Feb 15»
2
Who Will Win the Internet Space Race?
Up until a week ago, the crazy idea that a company would beam internet service around the entire planet from the sky was just that: a crazy idea. Then, in the ... «Gizmodo, Jan 15»
3
The New Space Race
Is NASA's Orion spacecraft the start of a new era of space exploration or the ... But the new space race is not with the Soviet Union; it is with private enterprise. «Aljazeera.com, Dec 14»
4
Will Interstellar inspire a new space race?
This used to be the norm in space movies. Post-second world war, Hollywood was practically the propaganda arm of the space race. Movies have been going to ... «The Guardian, Nov 14»
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NBC Assessing 'Space Race' After Virgin Galactic Crash Kills One …
NBC says it's “gathering information on the situatuon” after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo spacecraft crashed today in the Mojave Desert, killing one pilot and ... «Deadline.com, Oct 14»
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In Asian space race, India is the first to Mars
Indians are celebrating what many countries have previously failed to do: A spacecraft successfully completed the orbit of Mars, and did so in its first attempt. «Washington Post, Sep 14»
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In Asian Space Race, India Inches Closer to Beating China to Mars
Bangalore: The world is undoubtedly witnessing a twenty-first century Asian space race and the Indian elephant and the Chinese dragon are both competing ... «NDTV, Sep 14»
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Space Race: NASA Awards Contracts to Boeing, SpaceX
NASA awarded contracts today to Boeing and Elon Musk's SpaceX to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station, signaling the agency's return ... «ABC News, Sep 14»
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Remember the Space Race?
Then came another big shock in 1961, when the USSR managed to beat the US in the race to put a man into space. It happened on April 12; Vostok 1 lifted off ... «Town Hall, Jul 14»
10
The New Space Race, and Why Nothing Else Matters
Their mission represented an emphatic American victory in the first space race, which began in earnest in 1957 when the Soviet Union launched a notably ... «The Fiscal Times, Jul 14»

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