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

Definition of rocketry

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

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But SpaceX's rocketry continues to push the limits, especially with tests already beginning for the rocket intended to replace the Falcon Heavy—the Starship, formerly known as the BFR. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "One Year On, the Falcon Heavy's Successful Launch Is Still Incredible," 6 Feb. 2019 But by early Tuesday, Mother Nature and the intricacies of rocketry had other ideas. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Weather and technical issues forced multiple launch scrubs Tuesday, but…," 18 Dec. 2018 In the aftermath of World War II, both the U.S. and the Soviet Union raced to recover Germany technology in a variety of military fields, including submarines and rocketry. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The USSR Planned a Super Sub That Launched Rockets and Delivered Tanks," 27 Dec. 2018 Some history The Delta II rocket can trace its heritage back to the dawn of serious US rocketry, with the Thor intermediate-range ballistic missile that was developed by the US Air Force in the 1950s and first deployed in Great Britain in 1959. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "The Delta II rocket came, it saw, and for a time it conquered," 17 Sep. 2018 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

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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