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moon shot

[′mün ‚shät]
(aerospace engineering)
The launching of a rocket intended to travel to the vicinity of the moon.
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The Moon Shots program has received $139 million in philanthropic contributions in its first year.
During this time, participants will learn about MD Andersons groundbreaking Moon Shots Program.
MD Anderson Seeks to Cure Eight Types of Cancer: "With the launch of its new Moon Shots Program on Friday, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center hopes to go where no cancer research center has gone before: It wants to cure eight types of cancer.
Former NASA administrator Michael Griffin hit out at the decision to abandon Moon shots.
The Moon Shots program will work to develop improved diagnostic tests into commercial grade products that can be used globally, he said.
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The collaboration finishes an ambitious plan to partner with leading pharmaceutical companies to more rapidly develop cancer immunotherapies as part of MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC, and its affiliate, Janssen Biotech Inc has been partnered to formulate immunology-based cancer treatments via the MD Anderson Moon Shots Program immunotherapy platform.