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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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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the professional society for the field of aerospace engineering.
The tally for publications in Apogee Books' Space Series now amounts to several dozen, including Ted Spitzmiller's two-volume set titled Astronautics. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sputnik, the world's first artificial satellite, Spitzmiller has attempted to synthesize a concise, encyclopedic history of rocketry and spaceflight.
Books on astronautics and space flight often fall into one of two categories; they are either aimed at advanced undergraduate or post-graduate level, or they are very basic and non-mathematical descriptions of the subject that feel somewhat hollow to the more mathematically inclined reader.
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Etrage LLC, The Engineering Automation Company, has announced that Lockheed Martin Astronautics has purchased PSI, Plot Service for Pro/INTRALINK, for plotting of drawings and exporting parts and assemblies in native formats directly from Pro/INTRALINK.
Maynard was part of a panel discussion at a conference of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) has announced that researchers using its Internet Database Service (IDS) can now link their search results to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Meeting Papers.
CSA also announced that it has added links from IDS search results to AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Meeting Papers.
Education: BS, Electrical Engineering, Texas Tech University, 1967; MS, Astronautics, Air Force Institute of Technology, 1969; MS, Systems Management, University of Southern California, 1972; CPA, 1985; CFP, 1987.
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory in Iowa have teamed with the Astronautics Technology Center in Wisconsin to create a magnetic refrigeration unit.
In April 1989, the trustees of the International Academy of Astronautics, an organization of distinguished scientists, approved a protocol outlining how scientists should check out any signal from outer space and what they should tell the world about it.