moonshot

or moon shot

[ moon-shot ]
/ ˈmunˌʃɒt /

noun

the act or procedure of launching a rocket or spacecraft to the moon.

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Origin of moonshot

An Americanism dating back to 1955–60; moon + shot1
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British Dictionary definitions for moonshot

moonshot
/ (ˈmuːnˌʃɒt) /

noun

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