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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.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006


(aerospace engineering)
The art, skill, or activity of operating spacecraft.
The science of space flight.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


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]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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After all, the Commedia's last Classical comparison equates the pilgrim's own astronautic transcendence of terrestrial limitations to Jason's primal venture (Paradiso, 33.88-92).
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I cannot begin to do justice to, or even adequately to criticize, Harries Imaginative and finally poetic (or post-poetic) creation; but it is useful to note, I think, his style, which is first-personal (quite in keeping with his concern for perspective), and his procedure, which is in effect to construct an intellectual -- a philosophical-literary-artistic-prophetic -- continuum, in which sanctioned authors are called upon sustain an argument about the expansion (or reduction?) of human consciousness from a providential to a human-perspectivist world view -- and indeed from there to a new and Blumen berg-inspired "astronoetic" transcendence, which replaces vision-bound astronautic exploration.
Whereas the astronautic cyborg is grounded in the corporeal and must adhere to physical laws, the informatic avatar--whether 2D, 3D, C++, Java, or VRML--signifies through virtual visibility and affords to its referent a high level of choice for identity.
He once canvassed grade-school youngsters and found their perception of an engineer was the building maintenance "engineer" whose oily and necessarily dirty working conditions overshadowed concepts of degreed astronautic or other higher technology engineers.
Chen, Principles and Methods for X-ray Pulsar-based navigation System, China Astronautic Publishing House, Beijing, China, 2009.
degree in industry engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautic and Astronautic, Beijing, China, in 2001, and the Ph.D.
He, Spacecraft Dynamics of Orbital Maneuvers, China Astronautic Publishing House, Beijing, China, 1st edition, 2010.