as·​tro·​nau·​tics | \ ˌa-strə-ˈnȯ-tiks How to pronounce astronautics (audio) , -ˈnä- \

Definition of astronautics

: the science of the construction and operation of vehicles for travel in space beyond the earth's atmosphere

Other Words from astronautics

astronautic \ ˌa-​strə-​ˈnȯ-​tik How to pronounce astronautic (audio) , -​ˈnä-​ \ or astronautical \ ˌa-​strə-​ˈnȯ-​ti-​kəl How to pronounce astronautical (audio) , -​ˈnä-​ \ adjective
astronautically \ ˌa-​strə-​ˈnȯ-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce astronautically (audio) , -​ˈnä-​ \ adverb

First Known Use of astronautics

1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of astronautics was in 1928

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“Astronautics.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/astronautics. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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astronautics

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as·​tro·​nau·​tics | \ ˌa-strə-ˈnȯ-tiks How to pronounce astronautics (audio) \

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: the science of the construction and operation of spacecraft

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