rock·​et·​ry | \ˈrä-kə-trē \

Definition of rocketry 

: the study of, experimentation with, or use of rockets

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One important change that brought interplanetary rocketry to the West Coast, NASA spokespeople explain, was pure technical power. Geoff Manaugh, The Atlantic, "Los Angeles, America’s Future Spaceport," 17 May 2018 Their perspiration has become the inspiration for new generations of students including those at Liberty High School who are studying space flight and rocketry. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Rocketry students at LHS shooting for the sky," 7 July 2018 Elon Musk has built his SpaceX rocketry company on the dream of colonising Mars. The Economist, "An eerie dystopian prophecy by a disillusioned Bolshevik," 31 May 2018 First came bio-engineering... and now bio-rocketry? Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: SpaceShipTwo soars, BFR engine advances, a self-eating booster," 1 June 2018 Students from Harmony Science Academy in Houston are among 100 teams across the country tapped to compete in a national rocketry contest. Alex Stuckey, Houston Chronicle, "Harmony Science Academy, 10 others in Texas tapped to participate in national rocketry competition," 25 Apr. 2018 Get our daily newsletter The builder and owner of this paradise of rocketry is Rocket Lab, a firm which, though American (its headquarters are in Huntington Beach, California), was founded and is led by a New Zealander. The Economist, "Is New Zealand the world’s best rocket-launching site?," 5 Apr. 2018 All this would be in service of replacing rocket boosters, which power the first stage of multistage launch vehicles, and are some of the most expensive parts of rocketry. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Space Startup Wants to Catapult Payloads Into Space," 22 Feb. 2018 But Mr Musk has high-end competition in the form of Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, who runs his own rocketry firm called Blue Origin. The Economist, "Space flightThe biggest rocket in the world prepares for its maiden voyage," 18 Jan. 2018

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rocketry was in 1930

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