# Should we rename [spaceflight] to [space-travel]?

While looking at my own answer to Space flight vs space ships?, and specifically the bullet list at the top,

• Spaceflight is about the process

• Spaceships is about the technology

...I was struck by a thought.

Given the similarity in naming of the two tags, which apparently is contributing to some confusion, it might be easier to tell the difference between the two if we rename (the process) to (possibly adding spaceflight back as a synonym) and keep the same (possibly adding a synonym because that is a well established term in the industry).

It would seem to pretty well match the current tag wiki, which says in the excerpt that is...

For questions about the process of travelling through space, including in orbit around a planet or moon.

Opinions on this?

• yes sir as flight is defined as the action or process of flying through the air such as the Challenger disaster or the likes. – user6760 Sep 14 '16 at 0:41
• Voyager I strikes me as a fine example of spaceflight. Not so much with space-travel. – candied_orange Sep 21 '16 at 5:09
• @HDE226868 travel means having destination(probably means more interstellar flight), when destination it is no important, but more concerned about difficulties of .... Travel seems to me more confusing, as it have distinct tourism color. – MolbOrg Sep 24 '16 at 14:14
• Okay, I did the rename. I tried it last week, but because space-travel was already a synonym of spaceflight, I used the swap option, which broke something. A CM got it that reversed, so today I canceled the synonym, renamed spaceflight to space-travel, then added spaceflight as a synonym. I'm reasonably certain it worked this time. – HDE 226868 Sep 28 '16 at 18:43