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space flight

[′spās ‚flīt]
(aerospace engineering)
Travel beyond the earth's sensible atmosphere; space flight may be an orbital flight about the earth or it may be a more extended flight beyond the earth into space.
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The three Penn study authors are also participating with Cognition in a NASA effort reported earlier this year to study the molecular, physiological and psychological effects of spaceflight on the human body by comparing identical twins, evidencing the need for a comprehensive cognitive test battery for spaceflight.
To illustrate how man's advance into space has stalled, Rutan said that in the first year of man reaching into space there were five manned spaceflights.
We each flew six of these ascent/zero-G launch profiles and wore a NASA-like biomedical harness like the ones we plan to wear in spaceflight.
Diamandis will moderate a Google Hangout with the world's top visionaries to discuss the future of private spaceflight.
one of the proponents of the new space launch law, said he initially thought the idea of commercial human spaceflight was ``a silly distraction'' until Mojave's SpaceShipOne won the Ansari X Prize by flying two manned sub-orbital flights in less than two weeks.
Next Step in Space is a group of businesses, organizations, and people working toward ensuring the future of commercial human spaceflight in the US.
We are thrilled to be a part of this contract, as it allows us the opportunity to support future exploration and human spaceflight missions, said Rick Hieb, vice president of Exploration & Mission Support in Lockheed Martin s Information Systems & Global Solutions business.
At the heart of what makes Lockheed Martin unique is the commitment to taking on the hardest challenges and finding ways to solve them, and our longstanding support of NASA's human spaceflight missions demonstrates that commitment," said Rick Hieb, vice president of Exploration & Mission Support at Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business.
Commercial Crew grew out of that initiative and this will lead to the US returning to human spaceflight in getting astronauts to the orbiting space station from American soil.
The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) will allow U.
He has long been an advocate for commercial spaceflight, and will now be in a position to make an even greater impact on the industry at the helm of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation.
We have been diligent in our efforts, and I consider this a strong vote of confidence from a company that expects to be a major force in the future of human spaceflight," said Bob Cabana, Kennedy center director.