Definition of Astronautics

1. Noun. The theory and practice of navigation through air or space.

Exact synonyms: Aeronautics
Generic synonyms: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Specialized synonyms: Avionics
Examples of category: Load Factor, Dynamic Balance, Astrogate, Astrogate, Rigid, Semirigid, Nonrigid
Derivative terms: Aeronautic, Aeronautical



Definition of Astronautics

1. Noun. Navigation through space. ¹

2. Noun. The science and technology of spaceflight. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Astronautics

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Astronautics

astrometeorologist
astrometeorologists
astrometeorology
astrometer
astrometers
astrometric
astrometrical
astrometrically
astrometries
astrometrized
astrometry
astronaut
astronautic
astronautical
astronautically
astronautics (current term)
astronauts
astronavigation
astronavigator
astronavigators
astronomer
astronomers
astronometrical
astronomian
astronomians
astronomic
astronomical telescope
astronomical twilight
astronomical unit

Literary usage of Astronautics

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch Vehicle by Roger E. Bilstein (1999)
"NASA, astronautics and Aeronautics, 1968, pp. 318—320; Lockyer, Summary of Major NASA Launching!, p. 128. Copy of Apollo 8 invitation housed in JSC files. ..."

2. Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Missions by William D. Compton (1996)
"House, Committee on Science and astronautics, 2964 NASA Authorization, hearings on HR 5466, ... astronautics and Aeronautics, 1963, pp. 440, 464, 474. 43. ..."

3. How to Get It: A Guide to Defense-Related Information Sources (1993)
"... (ESA) and under contract with the American Institute of Aeronautics and astronautics (AIAA) and the NASA Center of Aerospace Information (NASA/CASI, ..."

4. Decadal Survey of Civil Aeronautics: Foundation for the Future by National Research Council (U.S.). (2006)
"He is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and astronautics (AIAA), a fellow of the American Helicopter Society (AHS) ..."

5. Commercial Space Launch Industry: Congressional Hearing edited by Bill Frist (2001)
"On 24 Aug 95, contracts were awarded to Alliant Techsystems, Boeing Defense and Space Group, Lockheed Martin astronautics, and McDonnell Douglas Aerospace ..."

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