Definition of spaceflight
: flight beyond the earth's atmosphere
Examples of spaceflight in a Sentence
a history of human spaceflight
Recent Examples of spaceflight from the Web
Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com and the spaceflight company Blue Origin, is trying to bring the cost of space travel down by reusing rockets.
At a time when private spaceflight is growing increasingly popular around the globe, will Congress make the U.S. Space Corps a reality?
After more than 50 years of human spaceflight, researchers know some of the risks posed to the human body by being in zero gravity.
Eye trackers developed for spaceflight are now being used in corrective laser eye surgery to ensure correct laser beam positioning.
And they'll be taught to fly supersonic T-38 jets, to help prepare them for the rigors of spaceflight, NASA officials said.
The San Diego students plan to dispatch their experiment on a spacecraft that competed in the international Google Lunar XPrize challenge, a $30-million contest designed to come up with ways of lowering the cost of spaceflight.
Melvin retired from NASA in 2014, after two spaceflights and four years working in the agency’s education department.
Nevertheless, flying the vehicle again would represent a significant milestone for SpaceX. In six decades of spaceflight, only the five space shuttles, two X-37B space planes, and a single Soviet VA spacecraft have made two or more orbital flights.
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First Known Use of spaceflight
SPACEFLIGHT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spaceflight for English Language Learners
: flight into outer space in a spacecraft
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