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moon shot

[′mün ‚shät]
(aerospace engineering)
The launching of a rocket intended to travel to the vicinity of the moon.
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But we're not going to have a national moon shot again.
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With its introduction by Neil Armstrong, Moon Shot is a personal account of professionalism at its highest level.
me today as a moon shot was to my grandfather when he was 16, or the Internet to my father when he was 16.
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A moon shot alone seems more like reaching for past glory than striving for new triumphs," says Buzz Aldrin, an astronaut on the 1969 Apollo X1 mission.
As President, I will fund and lead a medical moon shot to reach far beyond what seems possible today," he said.
Prescott's lucky streak continued at Redcar last night when Moon Shot, ridden by Seb Sanders, shrugged off top weight to land the Manny Bernstein Handicap.
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The 2021 manned mission will be the first time astronauts have left Earth s orbit in nearly 50 years; the last time was the Apollo 17 moon shot in 1972.