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space flight

[′spās ‚flīt]
(aerospace engineering)
Travel beyond the earth's sensible atmosphere; space flight may be an orbital flight about the earth or it may be a more extended flight beyond the earth into space.
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Mike Melvill, who flew SpaceShipOne's two previous space flights, piloted the White Knight mother ship that lifted the rocket plane to more than 40,000 feet for its launch.
SpaceShipOne will be released from the White Knight, and its pilot will fire its rocket engine for about 80 seconds, sending the small spacecraft on a suborbital space flight.
Rutan's company Scaled Composites appears to be the X Prize space race front-runner: it has been flying its winged SpaceShipOne for months in test flights and is, thus far, the only contender to acquire a Federal Aviation Administration license for suborbital space flight.
The apparent success of the $674 million Hubble mission may usher in a rosier future for manned space flight as well as buoy NASA's sagging reputation.
Hypertronics Corporation announced today at the Military Embedded Electronics Computing Conference (MEECC) that NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) has approved the use of Hypertronics' 2mm cPCI connector for flight use.
PALMDALE - Top congressmen are asking NASA to delay development of the orbital space plane until Congress, the White House and the space agency can agree on goals for manned space flight.
Astronauts must unplug and reattach dozens of electrical connectors during the mission, notes McCarthy of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
HOUSTON -- Kinesix Software has expanded its licensing agreements with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, extending the use of its Sammi(R) graphical-interface software within the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) mission.
It is too bad she cannot go to the Kennedy Space Center and see what space flight is doing for all of us.
The ideas the investigators had prior to the space flight about how the body actually would work in space were either incomplete or incorrect.

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