Aerobee

Aerobee

[air-uh-bee]
noun
a U.S. two-stage, liquid-propellant sounding rocket developed in the 1940s that carried scientific instruments and occasionally biological specimens into the upper stratosphere.

Origin:
Aero(jet Engineering Corporation) developer of the rocket + (Bumble)bee cover name for the Navy project to produce such rockets

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