from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Revolving about or surrounding the moon.

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  • adj. Surrounding, or travelling around the moon


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circum- +‎ lunar


  • I bet they would allow another tourist flight if someone coughed up the $100 million for a circumlunar flight that they've proposed.

    Replacing Soyuz - NASA Watch

  • Roger Launius, senior curator for the Division of Space History at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C said "Learning what China needs to know about conducting a lunar trip, probably a circumlunar trip, on three missions seems a bit thin to me," Launius told

    Tortoise and Hare - the Chinese Space Programme

  • It's a near-term market; we can service it now, from $100,000 suborbital flights to $100 million circumlunar flights, and we can reinvest our profits into building better and better transportation systems, and those same transportation systems 50 to 100 years from now will enable us to open up, to develop space.


  • China's first lunar probe, Chang'e-1, successfully completed its first braking at perilune and entered the moon's orbit Monday morning, becoming China's first circumlunar satellite.

    NASA Watch: Keith Cowing: November 2007 Archives

  • A service module, providing propulsion, electricity, radio, and other equipment would add at least 1,800 kg to this mass for the circumlunar mission.


  • We're in negotiations now with probably the first two people who will participate on the first private circumlunar mission.

    CNN Transcript Sep 21, 2006

  • The beauty of it is we use the same technology, the same Soyuz spacecraft, a same ten-day visit to the space station, and we simply launch an extra fuel module to give it enough boost to do a circumlunar mission on the last part of the flight.

    CNN Transcript Sep 21, 2006

  • In the original schedule that Slayton in April 1967 had first outlined to the Apollo astronauts, there was to be no such circumlunar flight.

    First Man

  • In lunar orbit, the crew tried to settle an informal controversy that had arisen from the two previous circumlunar flights.

    First Man

  • Inside NASA, the intrepid move of a circumlunar flight met with significantly less than universal acceptance.

    First Man


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