splashdown

[splash-doun]
noun
1.
the landing of a space vehicle in a body of water, especially the ocean.
2.
the exact place where such a landing is made.
3.
the time of such a landing.

Origin:
1959; noun use of verb phrase splash down

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splashdown (ˈsplæʃˌdaʊn)
 
n
1.  the controlled landing of a spacecraft on water at the end of a space flight
2.  the time scheduled for this event
 
vb
3.  (intr, adverb) (of a spacecraft) to make a splashdown

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