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blast-off

[′blast‚ȯf]
(aerospace engineering)
The takeoff of a rocket or missile.
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Russian crew to the international space station has been moved to a launch pad in preparation for blastoff.
NASA hoped the bat would fly away before the spacecraft's Sunday evening liftoff, but photos from the launch now show the bat held on for dear life throughout the intense blastoff.
In Paris, fiery streams of red and blue transformed-the Eiffel Tower into a rocket ship ready for blastoff.
Blastoff is set for Sunday, when Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Online Animation Community's Bumper Blastoff Contest Calls for Animators to Create Animated Bumpers
Owner: Kenny Rylance 4 Blastoff Mccaw Trevor Jameson He's still a young dog although the eldest in the field.
About eight minutes after blastoff, the crew achieved orbit.
Sandy Feldman, an AMO FDA clinical investigator from San Diego, is available to explain the following: -- Why even consumers' most-extreme lifestyles are nothing compared to being ejected from an F16 or the G-Forces of atmospheric blastoff.
Special events include a gala blastoff celebration June 11, presentation of 10 Golden Valve Awards for computer graphics and evening socials as well as P2C2 Technical User Forum and Local Client Community organizational meetings.
He predicted the students will be impressed by the shuttle blastoff, which they'll view from the NASA Causeway, a road that runs through the Kennedy Space Center and is about seven miles from the launch pad at Cape Canaveral.
A ticker prominently displayed in the feature will countdown the days, hours, minutes and seconds until the historic blastoff.
Such a mission, which will require a blastoff from the Martian surface, would be the precursor to a manned Mars mission.