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astronautics

[as-truh-naw-tiks, -not-iks] /ˌæs trəˈnɔ tɪks, -ˈnɒt ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the science of or technology involved in travel beyond the earth's atmosphere, including interplanetary and interstellar flight.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; see astronautical, -ics
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astronautics

/ˌæstrəˈnɔːtɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the science and technology of space flight
Derived Forms
astronautic, astronautical, adjective
astronautically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for astronautics
n.

1929, see astronaut + -ics.

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