or moon shot

[ moon-shot ]
/ ˈmunˌʃɒt /
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the act or procedure of launching a rocket or spacecraft to the moon.
a very challenging and innovative project or undertaking: Technology companies are investing in moonshots that address the world’s greatest problems.
Baseball. a high-velocity home run in which the ball reaches an extraordinary height: What could be more exciting than a bases-clearing moonshot over the right field wall in the bottom of the eleventh inning?
relating to or noting a very challenging and innovative project or undertaking: His department takes moonshot ideas and brings them to reality.
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Origin of moonshot

An Americanism dating back to 1945–50; moon + shot1; the baseball sense, also capitalized as Moon shot, was named after Wallace Wade “Wally” Moon (1930–2018), U.S. baseball player, whose home run helped the Dodgers win the 1959 pennant
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British Dictionary definitions for moonshot

/ (ˈmuːnˌʃɒt) /

the launching of a spacecraft, rocket, etc, to the moon
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