: a spacecraft mission to the moon
And among the nearly endless tasks that had to be completed for the Apollo moon shot, one woman spearheaded a critical engineering project: testing all the small gear the astronauts would take with them to the lunar surface.—Kathryn Tully
: an extremely ambitious project or mission undertaken to achieve a monumental goal
He is leading biology's moon shot; the Human Genome Project, a $3 billion, 15-year effort to pinpoint the location of all 100,000 human genes.—Paul Hoffman This month, a group of billionaires … announced a moonshot of their own—a $1 billion joint venture to develop clean energy technology and bring it to market.—Alan Fleischmann
: a hit or thrown ball that travels a great distance with a high trajectory
… paused at the plate to admire the second of the three homers—a moon shot that landed a few rows short of a homemade sign in the rightfield bleachers …—Tim Crothers White's pass, like his 43-yard touchdown to Tony Hill in the fourth quarter, was a moon shot, a high arching thing that took an hour to come down.—Paul Zimmerman
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