ballistic entry

ballistic entry

[bə′lis·tik ′en·trē]
(mechanics)
Movement of a ballistic body from without to within a planetary atmosphere.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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US astronaut Kenneth Bowersox, the commander of the mission, said he and his crewmates knew what was coming when the computer display suddenly switched from a normal to a ballistic entry on Sunday.
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