Examples of liftoff in a Sentence
a series of successful liftoffs
Thousand of spectators gathered to watch the liftoff of the space shuttle.
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Thursday’s launch attempt at the Cape was aborted by the vehicle’s computers a minute before liftoff.
Protests that spread through several Iranian cities in December and January were linked to stagnation and rising costs of living, as the nuclear deal failed to deliver economic liftoff.
Swigert, it should be noted, was only added to the mission’s crew 48 hours before liftoff after crew member Ken Mattingly (who was exposed to German measles) was scrubbed from the mission.
The webcast for Monday's launch should open about 15 to 20 minutes before liftoff, and weather conditions are 80-percent favorable.
Live telemetry data to include altitude and speed after liftoff.
In another first for the mission, a pair of briefcase-size satellites will launch aboard InSight, break free after liftoff, then follow the spacecraft for six months all the way to Mars.
OneWeb is planning to start its launches in 2019, reserving five liftoffs with Blue Origin, its new neighbor in the Exploration Park business center.
The doctors also checked their reactions to changes in air pressure and to loud noises that would accompany liftoff.
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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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