launchpad launchpad

Definition(s):

  • (n) a platform from which rockets or space craft are launched

Usage(s):

  1. Even before Project Apollo was on the launchpad, he tried vainly to persuade NASA to include a pedal-powered vehicle.
  2. Established in 1987 by a trio of veterans from the Afghan jihad with funding from Osama bin Laden, this Wahhabi center quickly became known as the launchpad for militant jihad.
  3. This satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows a missile on the launchpad at Musudan-ni, North Korea, formally know as Taepo-dong missle launch facility on March 29, 2009.

News

  1. China launches spacecraft

    China launched its latest manned spacecraft Tuesday on a 15-day mission to carry supplies to the country's orbiting laboratory. Carrying three astronauts, the Shenzou-10 spacecraft blasted off as scheduled at 5:38 p.m. local time (5:38 a.m. ET) from a launchpad in the Gobi desert.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: MSN

  2. China launches fifth manned space mission

    China launched its latest manned spacecraft Tuesday on a 15-day mission to carry supplies to the country's orbiting laboratory.Carrying three astronauts, the Shenzou-10 spacecraft blasted off as scheduled at 5:38 p.m. local time (5:38 a.m. ET) from a launchpad in the Gobi desert. The launch was broadcast live on Chinese state television.Congratulations poured in from around the world on Twitter ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: MSNBC

  3. Launchpad talks up DuckTales Remastered's Amazon and Transylvania levels

    How do you spice up gameplay videos from DuckTales Remastered ? You get them narrated by none other than Launchpad McQuack. Continue reading Launchpad talks up DuckTales Remastered's Amazon and Transylvania levels Launchpad talks up DuckTales Remastered's Amazon and Transylvania levels originally appeared on Joystiq on Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Joystiq

Quotes

  1. "The people in Toronto really appreciate films," Lee said. "Toronto's a great vehicle, a great launchpad for the film to come out in the fall."
    on Sep 3, 2008 By: Spike Lee Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Rice, who blamed Hamas for sparking a 21-day military offensive by Israel, said at a signing ceremony in Washington that the deal aims to ensure that "Gaza can never again be used as a launchpad" for rocket and other attacks.
    on Jan 16, 2009 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: AFP

  3. "States in the region which house US military bases should know that these bases must not be used against Iran. The region should not become a launchpad for aggression against Iran," Larijani told a news conference in Kuwait.
    on Jan 27, 2010 By: Ali Larijani Source: AFP

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