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astronautics: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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astronautics(ass-trŏ-naw -tiks) The science and technology of spaceflight.
The art, skill, or activity of operating spacecraft.
The science of space flight.
From the Earth to the Moon
space-traveling hero. [Am. Comics and Cin.: Halliwell]
Kennedy Space Center (Cape Canaveral) U.S.
Verne tale of a group who have a monster gun cast to shoot them to the moon. [Fr. Lit.: WB 13:650]
launch site for manned space missions. [U.S. Hist.: WB, So:562]
Ransom, Dr. Elwin
to escape his creditors, constructs a balloon and travels to the moon. [Am. Lit.: The Unparalleled Adventures of One Hans Pfaal in Poe]
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]
early spaceman in fantasy comics. [Comics: Horn, 137–138]
U.S. spacecraft capable of reuse, making travel more practical. [U.S. Hist.: WB, So:561]