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blast-off

[′blast‚ȯf]
(aerospace engineering)
The takeoff of a rocket or missile.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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But an eleventh-hour disagreement between Nasa and Russian space officials, nearly hampered blast-off.
The launch pads of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration may send off as many 25 missions during 1986 -- 15 by the space shuttle and 10 by the conventional rockets that NASA calls "expendables." Their goals range from science to business engineering, from public relations to classified military projects, together creating what could be the busiest blast-off year in NASA's history.
Both the US State Department and the Japanese Government have issued stark statements condemning the blast-off.
Minutes after blast-off, TV cameras from inside the Soyuz showed Padalka and Barratt waving for the camera and giving the thumbs-up sign.
NASA have grounded all future shuttle missions until they can find a better way to prevent damage during blast-off