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see space sciencespace science,
body of scientific knowledge as it relates to space exploration; it is sometimes also called astronautics. Space science draws on the conventional sciences of physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering, as well as requiring specific research of its own.
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(ass-trŏ-naw -tiks) The science and technology of spaceflight.


(aerospace engineering)
The art, skill, or activity of operating spacecraft.
The science of space flight.


Flash Gordon
space-traveling hero. [Am. Comics and Cin.: Halliwell]
From the Earth to the Moon
Verne tale of a group who have a monster gun cast to shoot them to the moon. [Fr. Lit.: WB 13:650]
Kennedy Space Center (Cape Canaveral) U.S.
launch site for manned space missions. [U.S. Hist.: WB, So:562]
Pfaal, Hans
to escape his creditors, constructs a balloon and travels to the moon. [Am. Lit.: The Unparalleled Adventures of One Hans Pfaal in Poe]
Ransom, Dr. Elwin
kidnapped and taken to Malacandra (Mars), he escapes with the help of its wise inhabitants. [Br. Lit.: C. S. Lewis Out of the Silent Planet in Weiss, 437]
Rogers, Buck
early spaceman in fantasy comics. [Comics: Horn, 137–138]
space shuttle
U.S. spacecraft capable of reuse, making travel more practical. [U.S. Hist.: WB, So:561]
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Also, a number of proposals will be prepared to eliminate contradictions in the legal framework that will help the development of domestic cosmonautics, "concluded Mikhail Kozlov .
He congratulated the international crew on Cosmonautics Day, a holiday celebrated in Russia and some other former Soviet countries on the anniversary of Yury Gagarin's historic first manned space flight on April 12, 1961.
The organizers of the Aviation Institute entered into relationships with foreign aviation institutes and enterprises: the Aviation and Cosmonautics Institute of the West Berlin Technical University, New York
THE TIME is ripe for a new history of Soviet cosmonautics, making available to a wide audience the enormous amount of new information since the advent of glasnost and, subsequently, the fall of the Soviet Union.
Readers will see no pictures of Merkur or TKS in Cosmonautics, though they are now available.
The dust jacket of Cosmonautics claims that readers of the book will know more about the Soviet-Russian space program than 99 percent of the world's space experts.
expert on cosmonautics, is a much better publication ($29.
The Antonov aircraft building firm on the function of Aviation and Cosmonautics Day, Pyatt praised and thanked the enterprise's technological potential and the present level of Ukrainian-U.
According to reports, Russia's Cosmonautics Academy is in preliminary talks with the Institute of Experimental Pathology and Therapy in Georgia, which supplied apes for a similar programme in the 1980s.
Open Competition: Open tender for the right to a state contract for the provision of comprehensive insurance of construction risks on the project: Federal State Institution of Culture State Museum of Cosmonautics named after KE Tsiolkovsky - The second phase FGBUK State Museum of Cosmonautics named after KE Tsiolkovsky Kaluga.