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aeronaut

[′e·rō‚nȯt]
(aerospace engineering)
A person who operates or travels in an airship or balloon.

aeronaut

aeronaut
Three separate instruments record, on the revolving drum, temperature, pressure, and humidity at the various altitudes, while a fourth (at bottom) marks time interval on the edge of the sheet.
The pilot of an aerostat, especially of a balloon. Also called a balloonist.
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Aeronaut Windham Sadler lamented in 1817 that the balloon's movements are "confined to the impulse which it receives from the current of the air in which it moves and the object of the Aeronaut in seeking to reach any given point, is to find a corresponding stream of wind, and which is now only effected by ascending or descending.
One of them, which appeared in the newspaper La Patria, on the 17th January, 1851, announces that the aeronauts Clifford and Goulston intended to make an ascent from the bull ring in a gigantic balloon, mounted on a live horse, in a show enlivened with all kinds of bulls; toros embolados, (bulls with wooden balls protecting their horns) toros de puntas, (bulls without protection on their horns) novillos embolados (young bulls with protection on their horns) and a spectacular firework display, quite a show.
MORLEY, The triangular equilibrium problem in the solution ofplate bending problems, Aeronaut.
Also speaking: academics from MIT, The Graduate Institute, EPFL and Harvard as well as visionaries including Nobel Prize winner Carlo Rubbia, Johan Galtung and the Swiss aeronaut Bertrand Piccard.
Pullman's sturdy narration fully complements brilliant character casting in this prequel to The Golden Compass, where listeners learn how Texas aeronaut Lee Scoresby meets up with the armored bear, lorek Byrnison.
Before the events of The Golden Compass, Lee Scoresby, a 24 year-old Texan aeronaut, travels north to the island of Novy Odense.
Along the way, we encounter magical creatures and strange beings -- a cowboy aeronaut (Sam Elliott), a beautiful witch (Eva Green) and an outcast bear (voiced by Ian McKellen).
Dodging the evil Mrs Coulter (Nicole Kidman) and her cronies, Lyra forges a remarkable friendship with armoured bear Iorek Byrnison (voiced by Sir Ian McKellen), aeronaut Lee Scoresby (Sam Elliott) and the beautiful witch Serafina Pekala (Eva Green).
Advanced Composite Techniques, Aeronaut Press, ISBN 978-0964282841, Napa, California
It is not very surprising that the aeronaut Jean-Pierre Francois Blanchard attempted to create a Balloon and Parachuting Aerostatic Academy at London's Vauxhall.
En route, she forges remarkable friendships with a bear called Iorek Byrnison (voiced by Ian McKellen), aeronaut Lee Scoresby (Sam Elliott) and the beautiful witch Serafina Pekala (Eva Green).
It's a quest that will involve armoured ice bear Iorek Byrnison (given rich baritone by Ian McK-ellan) looking to reclaim his usurped throne, seafaring adventurers the Gyptians, an adventurer Aeronaut (Sam Elliott) and (headed by Eva Green) flying witches.