Examples of blastoff in a Sentence
the mission was scrubbed just minutes before blastoff
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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.
Entry-ramp blastoffs were quick, Mini claiming a 0-60 mph time of seven seconds.
After pushing the launch time back to the end of the window because of threatening weather, countdown clocks were ticking down to blastoff at 8:35 p.m. EDT when telemetry indicated a problem.
The launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a powerful communications satellite was called off just 10 seconds before blastoff Sunday because of an apparent glitch in the rocket's guidance and navigation system.
The August blastoff will be the program’s fifth flight.
Saturday’s blastoff of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the unmanned Dragon capsule went off like clockwork, rising from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center on schedule at 5:07 p.m. local time.
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.
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Definition of blastoff for English Language Learners
: the time when a rocket, missile, etc., begins to rise into the air
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