Examples of blastoff in a Sentence
the mission was scrubbed just minutes before blastoff
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Early speculation centered on an explosion caused by a structural defect or the possibility that crucial, heat-protecting tiles on the shuttle's left wing were damaged when they were struck by a piece of fuel-tank insulation during blastoff.
Counting his takeoff from the moon in 1972 as commander of Apollo 16, Young’s blastoff tally stood at seven, for decades a world record.
Counting his takeoff from the moon in 1972 as commander of Apollo 16, his blastoff tally stood at seven, for decades a world record.
From blastoff risks to radiation dangers to splashdown hazards, industry and government experts have said SpaceX’s plans pose difficult technical and policy decisions unlike any the nation’s space program has faced in many years.
The initial unmanned blastoff of SLS is now expected to slip several months to late 2019, with a manned test flight to follow between 2021 and 2023.
Each mighty blastoff left traces on the flame trench, a 42-foot-deep pit lined with fire-resistant bricks and concrete that channels a rocket’s superheated exhaust away from the spacecraft.
The United States Pacific Command said that one of the three ballistic missiles had blown up immediately after blastoff, but that two others had traveled about 155 miles before splashing down.
Less than nine minutes after blastoff, to the relief of all, the shuttle safely carried the educator and her colleagues into orbit.
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BLASTOFF Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of blastoff for English Language Learners
: the time when a rocket, missile, etc., begins to rise into the air
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