air breakup

air breakup

[′er ′brāk‚əp]
(aerospace engineering)
The breakup of a test reentry body within the atmosphere.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The lack of clothing on the bodies is also a sign to support this theory because clothes torn away under an air breakup, the report indicated.