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
The liftoff of James Webb, the successor to the agency’s iconic Hubble Space Telescope, has been pushed back from May 2020 to March 2021, NASA officials announced today (June 27).
In addition to its central booster, the Falcon Heavy was equipped with two additional side boosters that essentially tripled its power at liftoff.
Yet even though there was huge interest in the first mission to launch from Vostochny among the Russian public and countless space fans abroad, neither was able to see the spectacular liftoff live.
Keeping a launch safe during liftoff is a matter of protecting the range and the public from a rocket’s wrath.
That’s the story of Emilio Estefan, who saw Gloria’s potential and built the Miami Sound Machine to provide liftoff.
Weather forecasters give Monday's launch a 70 percent likelihood, saying the primary concern is winds at the time of liftoff.
The announcement Thursday is the latest sign that Waymo is counting on a rapid liftoff for the service.
Lightning struck the command module Yankee Clipper shortly after liftoff during a thunderstorm at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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LIFTOFF Defined for English Language Learners
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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