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Spacer, or mariner[1], was a slang term that referred to those who made their living flying across space, including pilots and crew. Most spacers ran freight, charter, or information collection operations, although many worked or moonlighted as mercenaries, bounty hunters, and smugglers. Some were hyperspace explorers. Other slang terms for "spacer" included star-hopper, which became famously attached to a group of spacers on Aduba-3; star-jumper; star-rover; and planet-jumper. The term was usually used only to describe civilians within spacefaring professions.
Han Solo, a spacer.

Gav Daragon, Han Solo and Chewbacca were examples of spacers.


Behind the scenes

Spacer is used much in the same way that sailor is used today.

Star-hopper was originally used in the first issues of Marvel Star Wars as a synonym of spacer.

In The Story of General Grievous: Lord of War, author Abel G. Peña attributed the death of Necrosis to "a motley band of spacers." In this instance he was referring to the players of Star Wars: Galaxies, who kill Necrosis in a quest on Kashyyyk.

The term spacer is used to refer to the player's character in Star Wars Galaxies, as many of the quests completed by the player are considered canon.



Notes and references


This article uses material from the "Spacer" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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