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a vehicle designed for travel or operation in
beyond the earth's atmosphere or in orbit around the earth.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Speaking of a vast wasteland, you might want to start picking out and clearing off a place for our
had cost a hundred and twenty-five million dollars.
They inspected the landing site and removed the
's television camera, a piece of tubing and the remote sampling arm.
Some bacteria survived over a year on a
on the moon.
Equally exciting, if less glamorous, will be the maiden voyages of
at the blue-collar end of space travel.
Better to knock it off course or tow it away using the gravitational attraction of a
sent to divert it.
makers employ it to fold telescope mirrors and arrays of solar cells into small spaces on board satellites.
They can also travel further from their
because, in an emergency, they can get back faster.
Physicists are used to predicting
trajectories with great accuracy.
computer technology is generally behind commercial technology because the primary consideration is reliability.
British Dictionary definitions for
a manned or unmanned vehicle designed to orbit the earth or travel to celestial objects for the purpose of research, exploration, etc
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