And the only way that could be accomplished was by being a space cadet.
"I'm going to be a space cadet when I get old enough," he gulped breathlessly.
But no one had ever remembered a space cadet working on the squad, and particularly for six months!
He was a young man wearing the royal-blue uniform of a space cadet.
He knew the pirate would not take defeat at the hands of a space cadet easily.
More than once he had shaken his head in wonder at being a space cadet.
A mad or eccentric person, esp one who seems stuporous or out of touch with reality as if intoxicated by narcotics; nut,spaced-out: Alda presents her as such a space cadet that the agony of divorce is tempered/ meant to convince the jury that he is an unreliable space-out, that perhaps he was hallucinating
[1980s+; probably fr the 1950s TV program Tom Corbett, Space Cadet, which followed the adventures of a group of teenage cadets at a 24th-century space academy, thought of humorously as being far out, way out, etc]