aerophysics


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aerophysics

the branch of physics that studies the earth’s atmosphere, especially the effects upon the atmosphere of objects flying at high speeds or at high altitudes. — aerophysicist, n.
See also: Aviation
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When asked what she plans to do after high school, engineering student Elaine Rhoades said she plans to major in aerophysics.
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After the war, Atwood began engineering NAA's future with the creation of the Aerophysics Laboratory, which would be the source of technological developments in defense electronics, propulsion and spacecraft design and construction -- including the Apollo spacecraft and the Space Shuttle.