Definition of Spaceship Earth in English:

Spaceship Earth


  • The world considered as possessing finite resources common to all humankind.

    • ‘It's a small world, our spaceship earth, and in the roll-out of these technologies we are once again made aware how social networks link us together, for better or worse.’


1960s: first appearing in the title of a work by the economist Barbara Ward (1966), and popularized by Buckminster Fuller.