spaceflight

noun

space·​flight ˈspās-ˌflīt How to pronounce spaceflight (audio)
: flight beyond the earth's atmosphere

Examples of spaceflight in a Sentence

a history of human spaceflight
Recent Examples on the Web The private spaceflight company plans for the liftoff, which was rescheduled from Thursday evening, to launch 22 Starlink internet satellites into orbit at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Madeline Nguyen, The Arizona Republic, 29 Mar. 2024 The complaint looks to force the spaceflight company to rescind the agreements and not enforce them for workers that have already signed them. Chris Morris, Fortune, 22 Mar. 2024 That’s a much different experience than that of astronauts on board the International Space Station, floating through microgravity while donning the traditional white spaceflight suits and squeezing pureed meat out of a package. Passant Rabie / Gizmodo, Quartz, 19 Mar. 2024 After all, your body will be experiencing quite a range of new sensations during your spaceflight. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 14 Mar. 2024 This is the first spaceflight for Dominick, Epps and Grebenkin. Russell Lewis, NPR, 4 Mar. 2024 Odysseus was built and operated by Intuitive Machines, a private spaceflight company based in Houston, as part of the company’s IM-1 mission. Michael Greshko, Scientific American, 23 Feb. 2024 SpaceX is also putting the final touches on a new crew access arm at SLC 40 that will allow human spaceflight from both KSC and Cape Canaveral. Richard Tribou, Orlando Sentinel, 3 Jan. 2024 The biggest and most powerful rocket ever built, Starship could allow engineers more flexibility in designing instruments for spaceflight, writes Science. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spaceflight was in 1931

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“Spaceflight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spaceflight. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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spaceflight

noun
space·​flight ˈspās-ˌflīt How to pronounce spaceflight (audio)
: flight beyond the earth's atmosphere

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