Space is the boundless, three-dimensional extent in which objects and events occur and have relative position and direction. Physical space is often conceived in three linear dimensions, although modern physicists usually consider it, with time, to be part of a boundless four-dimensional continuum known as spacetime. In mathematics, "spaces" are examined with different numbers of dimensions and with different underlying structures. The concept of space is considered to be of fundamental importance to an understanding of the physical universe. However, disagreement continues between philosophers over whether it is itself an entity, a relationship between entities, or part of a conceptual framework.
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... The Soviet space program, founded by Sergey Korolev, was especially successful ... On 4 October 1957 Soviet Union launched the first space satellite Sputnik ... On 12 April 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel into space in the Soviet spaceship Vostok 1 ...
... Psychologists first began to study the way space is perceived in the middle of the 19th century ... Psychologists analyzing the perception of space are concerned with how recognition of an object's physical appearance or its interactions are perceived, see, for example ... and self preservation as well as simply one's idea of personal space ...
... was chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics from 1997 to January 2005 and has been active on space-related issues ... In 2000, Space.com described Rohrabacher as "a strident advocate for supremacy in space, a philosophy shaped along a winding road from libertarian activist to ...
... Beam Piper's Space Viking, Larry Niven's Known Space, Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium, Poul Anderson's Polesotechnic League and several other works of science fiction literature ... and engage in activities such as exploration, ground and space battles, and interstellar trading ... Originally Traveller was intended to be a system for playing generic space opera-themed science fiction adventures in much the same sense that Dungeons Dragons was a system intended ...
... "Ordeal in Space" is a science fiction short story by Robert A ... hymn Eternal Father, Strong to Save, dedicated "to those who venture into space," in the story ... Be Light" "The Roads Must Roll" "Blowups Happen" "The Man Who Sold the Moon" "Delilah and the Space Rigger" "Space Jockey" "Requiem" "The Long Watch ...
More definitions of "space":
- (noun): An area reserved for some particular purpose.
Example: "The laboratory's floor space"
- (noun): The interval between two times.
Example: "It all happened in the space of 10 minutes"
- (noun): A blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing.
Example: "He said the space is the most important character in the alphabet"
- (noun): One of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff.
Example: "The spaces are the notes F-A-C-E"
- (noun): An empty area (usually bounded in some way between things).
Example: "The architect left space in front of the building"; "they stopped at an open space in the jungle"; "the space between his teeth"
- (noun): (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words.
- (noun): The unlimited expanse in which everything is located.
Example: "They tested his ability to locate objects in space"
Famous quotes containing the word space:
“Thus all our dignity lies in thought. Through it we must raise ourselves, and not through space or time, which we cannot fill. Let us endeavor, then, to think well: this is the mainspring of morality.”
—Blaise Pascal (16231662)
“If we remembered everything, we should on most occasions be as ill off as if we remembered nothing. It would take us as long to recall a space of time as it took the original time to elapse, and we should never get ahead with our thinking. All recollected times undergo, accordingly, what M. Ribot calls foreshortening; and this foreshortening is due to the omission of an enormous number of facts which filled them.”
—William James (18421910)
“Finally she grew quiet, and after that, coherent thought. With this, stalked through her a cold, bloody rage. Hours of this, a period of introspection, a space of retrospection, then a mixture of both. Out of this an awful calm.”
—Zora Neale Hurston (18911960)