rock·​et·​ry | \ ˈrä-kə-trē How to pronounce rocketry (audio) \

Definition of rocketry

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

Examples of rocketry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The big battle scene is all digital ragefuzz firing fleshless energy rocketry. Darren Franich,, "Attack of the Clones," 20 Nov. 2019 Wernher von Braun was undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in the history of aerospace engineering and rocketry. Jay Bennett, Smithsonian, "The Best Books About the Apollo Program and Landing on the Moon," 16 July 2019 In 1961, ballistics and rocketry expert J. Peter Pearman — a staffer for the National Academy of Sciences’ Space Science Board — arranged a meeting to expand the search for alien intelligence. John Wenz, Discover Magazine, "The Secret Origins of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence," 11 Feb. 2019 Atkinson’s greatest talent is telling this story in a way that will appeal to readers with no background in rocketry as well as engineers who will be interested in the technical problems NASA had to solve. Mary Ann Grossmann, Twin Cities, "Minnesotan Nancy Atkinson’s ‘Eight Years to the Moon’ is the moon landing book to read," 21 July 2019 The current leader in small rocketry is Rocket Lab, a US-New Zealand company, which has flown six missions. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, "China wants to launch the next SpaceX," 18 July 2019 The exhibit consists of a set of displays covering a specific aspect of the Apollo 11 project, including rocketry, products invented as a result of NASA research, the space race, and more. Corey Dockser,, "Armenian dances, kite flying, and the moon landing," 17 July 2019 The twin cultures of a Langley, Virginia, research laboratory, driven by engineer Robert Gilruth, and the Huntsville, Alabama, rocketry team, led by Wernher von Braun, both worked with loose leashes and high expectations. Brandon R. Brown, Smithsonian, "Apollo Engineers Discuss What It Took to Land on the Moon," 12 July 2019 The 20th century was, after all, also the century of the mechanized death of the Nazi death camps and of the advanced rocketry Germany employed to attack Great Britain. David Shribman, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column One: 50 years after Apollo 11, the moon’s allure still resonates," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of rocketry

1930, in the meaning defined above

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1 Dec 2019

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“Rocketry.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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