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a journey into or through space



the flying of spacecraft into or in outer space.
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Noun1.spaceflight - a voyage outside the Earth's atmospherespaceflight - a voyage outside the Earth's atmosphere
voyage - a journey to some distant place
gravity-assist - (spaceflight) a trajectory that passes close to a planetary body in order to gain energy from its gravitational field
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Magellan Aerospace has delivered the first of three Power Control Units ("PCU") for an upcoming space mission.
China will launch a two-man space mission, Shenzhou 11, on Monday, officials with the space programme said, taking the country closer to its ambition of setting up a permanent manned space station by 2022.
The reusable space mission race is slowly picking up, with the mercurial Elon Musk-backed SpaceX already successfully landing its Falcon 9 rocket out in the sea, twice.
The verdict on an Indian space mission is still on hold, pending the arrival of its probe, if it will ever land there at all.
INVESTMENT THE Government has announced a PS300 million boost for science, with funding for a number of ambitious projects including a European space mission.
Nie Haisheng will take a second assignment eight years after his first space mission.
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Beijing, Rajab 25, 1433, Jun 15, 2012, SPA -- China said it had set the launch of its Shenzhou-9 manned space mission, which will include the nation's first woman in space, for late Saturday, according to dpa.
Space mission challenges for information technology; proceedings.
is a nonprofit company with almost 4,000 employees and operates a federally funded research and development center that provides technical guidance and advice on all aspects of space missions to military, civil and commercial customers to assure space mission success.
The proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on "Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology" are included in this volume for engineers and researchers, with over 50 selected papers addressing IT practices and challenges that concern the adaptation of emerging technologies with future space missions.
There, Alexander heads up NASA's contribution to the international Rosetta mission, a European Space Agency-led unmanned space mission launched in 2004 to study the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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