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space race Syllabification: space race
Pronunciation: /spās rās/

Definition of space race in English:


(the space race)
The competition between nations regarding achievements in the field of space exploration.
Example sentences
  • Dwight Eisenhower's second term is best remembered for the Soviet Union pulling ahead in the space race with Sputnik and the downing of a U.S. spy plane over Soviet territory.
  • Just as the launch of Sputnik changed the space race, this surprise announcement is being viewed as a setback for American science.
  • The rocket was later modified to boost two astronauts in Gemini capsules into orbit during the space race.
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