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space mission

[′spās ‚mish·ən]
(aerospace engineering)
A journey by a vehicle, manned or unmanned, beyond the earth's atmosphere, usually for the purpose of collecting scientific data.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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