American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The science and technology of space flight.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the theory and practice of navigation through the upper atmosphere or outer space; the science of travel in space.
- n. the theory and practice of navigation through air or space
“NASA should be turned back into a pure R&D organisation, purely for developing blue-sky innovations in aeronautics and astronautics.”
“A very kind and gentle man, with an expansive knowledge of astronautics, Konrad Dannenberg has his place in space history.”
“I remember being at an informal group watching Konrad answer a young schoolchild's question in simple understandable words and then turn to another person in the group who had advanced degree in astronautics and answer a complex theoretical question just as clearly after a breif moment of thought.”
“The "complete ISS" is grossly under-equipped to achieve billion-dollar breakthroughs in fundamental biology, physics, and chemistry, or in applied astronautics, materials science, and space systems.”
“The new system "can cover the civilian and military sides," said Xu Shijie, a professor of astronautics at Beihang University in Beijing.”
“He was a 1949 astronautics and aeronautics graduate of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. His first marriage, to Patricia Sweet, ended in divorce.”
“The crowd is better dressed, and often working in the field: one woman I remembered from years back as an activist with Students for the Exploration and Development of Space is now a professor of astronautics at MIT; another former student space activist now coordinates space matters for Google.”
“Akin got his undergraduate degree and doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in aeronautics and astronautics.”
“Newey was born in Colchester 51 years ago and studied aeronautics and astronautics at Southampton University.”
“I was reading books about spaceflight back in the mid 1950's when public libraries put astronautics (Dewey library classification 629.133) next to books on UFOs (DLC 629.132).”
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