astronautics

[ as-truh-naw-tiks, -not-iks ]
/ ˌæs trəˈnɔ tɪks, -ˈnɒt ɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the science of or technology involved in travel beyond the earth's atmosphere, including interplanetary and interstellar flight.

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Origin of astronautics

First recorded in 1925–30; see origin at astronautical, -ics
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Example sentences from the Web for astronautics

  • Apparently the demand for specific formal education in the science of astronautics is increasing faster than it is being supplied.

    The Practical Values of Space Exploration|Committee on Science and Astronautics
  • As far back as I can remember in my childhood, I was always interested in astronautics.

    Man Made|Albert R. Teichner

British Dictionary definitions for astronautics

astronautics
/ (ˌæstrəˈnɔːtɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the science and technology of space flight

Derived forms of astronautics

astronautic or astronautical, adjectiveastronautically, adverb
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