blastoff blastoff  /b ˈlæ ˌstɔf/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination

Usage(s):

  1. A month before the Apollo 8 blastoff, British Astronomer Sir Bernard Lovell lashed out against the mission.
  2. Rain threatened to scrub the mission until 31 hours before blastoff.
  3. Secret, that is, until the first blastoff, which can be heard for miles around.

News

  • Power Outage Delays Launch of NASA Solar Observatory

    A power outage in California over the weekend has delayed launch preparations for NASA's newest sun-studying spacecraft by 24 hours, pushing the new solar observatory's blastoff to no earlier than Thursday (June 27), space agency officials said.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: SPACE.com via Yahoo! News

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