Space Age

noun
the period in modern history characterized by space exploration, usually considered as beginning October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, into orbit around the earth.
Also, space age.
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space-age

[speys-eyj]
adjective
1.
pertaining to or characteristic of the Space Age.
2.
using the latest or most advanced technology or design.
3.
modern; up-to-date; forward-looking.

Origin:
1955–60

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space age
 
n
1.  the period in which the exploration of space has become possible
 
adj
2.  (usually prenominal) futuristic or ultramodern, esp when suggestive of space technology

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Example sentences
Despite the space-age technology, each clerk can be trained in only four weeks.
Ironically, what may ultimately keep astronauts sane is a new form of space-age
  technology- a therapist in a box.
For example, space-age satellite images make for a stunning photographic view,
  but they aren't much help on a road trip.
The space-age design isn't some decoy, though, because the drops have some
  impressive pedigree under the hood.
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