Examples of liftoff in a Sentence
a series of successful liftoffs
Thousand of spectators gathered to watch the liftoff of the space shuttle.
Recent Examples of liftoff from the Web
Finally, a liftoff time is set for 3:45 p.m. The day's window closes for good at 4.
While the shuttles had more liftoff muscle than the Heavy, the leaders in size and might were NASA's Saturn V rockets, which first flew astronauts to the moon in 1968.
With more than 5 million pounds of liftoff thrust — equivalent to 18 747s jetliners — the Heavy will be capable of lifting supersize satellites into orbit and sending spacecraft to the moon, Mars and beyond.
At liftoff, the Heavy will become the world's most powerful rocket in use today.
Harrison Ford, star of the Star Wars movie series, is flying his personal airplane to Florida this week to watch the Falcon Heavy liftoff.
That's more than twice the liftoff power of a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy and more than one-and-a-half times the power of a European Ariane 5.
In 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, killing all seven crew members, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe.
The delayed then canceled liftoff from the White House’s South Lawn on a Marine helicopter!
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Definition of liftoff for English Language Learners
: the upward movement from the ground by a rocket, helicopter, or space vehicle as it begins flight
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