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 While SpaceX stands out from its rocketry competitors, that doesn't mean the company is or will be uncontested. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 13 May 2022 The exercise looked like the work of amateur rocketry enthusiasts. New York Times, 7 Mar. 2022 However, on Saturday, Gray corrected his original statement, which speculated the piece of rocketry was the second stage of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. Joe Mario Pedersen,, 15 Feb. 2022 During the early years of space exploration, NASA scientist Wernher von Braun gave many speeches on the wonders and promises of rocketry and space flight. Richard Lederer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Jan. 2022 Homer Hickam achieved some measure of fame for his 1998 memoir Rocket Boys, which covered growing up in a West Virginia mining town and his pursuit of amateur rocketry. Jeff Dunn And Ars Staff, Ars Technica, 10 Dec. 2021 To build one, Case starts out with an ultralight carbon fiber rod and carefully fashions it into a streamlined shape, often using model rocketry software as a guide. Patrick Cooke, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 Nov. 2021 SpaceX and Boeing are both capitalizing on huge advancements in reusable rocketry, a major development that has greatly reduced the price of getting to orbit. Andrew Follett, National Review, 25 Sep. 2021 Aiden Lute, who was playing on the Mason Dixon Historical Society tractors, received a fourth place in the rocketry contest and a champion award in junior photography. Kristen Griffith,, 31 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of rocketry

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rocketry was in 1930

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Last Updated

19 May 2022

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“Rocketry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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