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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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(https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/9729382/virgin-galactic-reveal-spaceport-passenger-mission-control/) Virgin's Gateway to Space building is a two floor structure primarily focused on spaceflight operations.
Upon closing of the transaction, which is expected in the second half of 2019, VG will be introduced as the first and only publicly traded commercial human spaceflight company.
NASA's Space Flight Awareness Program recognizes outstanding job performances and contributions by civil service and contract employees throughout the year and focuses on excellence in quality and safety in support of human spaceflight. The Honoree Award is one of the highest honors presented to employees for their dedication to quality work and flight safety.
The record for an extended spaceflight by an American is held by US astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent 340 days aboard the ISS in 2015-16 with Russian Mikhail Kornienko.
A third significant finding is the variability in gene expression, which reflects how a body reacts to its environment and will help inform how gene expression is related to health risks associated with spaceflight. While in space, researchers observed changes in the expression of Scott's genes, with the majority returning to normal after six months on Earth.
Spaceflight is a rideshare and mission management provider, offering products and services including state-of-the-art satellite infrastructure and rideshare launch offerings that enable commercial and government entities to achieve their mission goals on time and on budget.
There's good reason for that because the demands of spaceflight and the need for spacecraft and their components to perform accurately and consistently in a high-energy environment and across a wide range of temperatures is technically challenging.
The ISRO wants to take up the manned spaceflight in collaboration with multiple state-run scientific institutions, academia, industry and start-ups.
Spaceflight and Virgin Orbit have agreed to a rideshare mission in 2019 aboard the LauncherOne system.
-- NASA's record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, retired Friday less than a year after returning from her last and longest spaceflight.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the United States Department of Defense issued a challenge to spaceflight companies like SpaceX to launch rockets into space faster than ever before.