Terms of Reference

Definitions and usage


  • In the 20th century, “spacefaring” was defined as the ability to launch vehicles into space.
  • This century, spacefaring is being redefined as routine human operations to and within space.

Spacefaring nation

  • A nation that enjoys the technological ability to send its citizens, as spacefarers, to space and provides them with the ability to work and live in space safely.