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NASA was going to pick a public school teacher to go into space, observe and make a journal about the space flight, and I am a teacher who always dreamed of going up into space.
Christa McAuliffe

Meaning of "space flight" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SPACE FLIGHT

space flight  [speɪs flaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPACE FLIGHT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Space flight is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SPACE FLIGHT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

space flight

Spaceflight

Spaceflight is ballistic flight into or through outer space. Spaceflight can occur with spacecraft with or without humans on board. Examples of human spaceflight include the Russian Soyuz program, the U.S. Space shuttle program, as well as the ongoing International Space Station. Examples of unmanned spaceflight include space probes which leave Earth's orbit, as well as satellites in orbit around Earth, such as communication satellites. These operate either by telerobotic control or are fully autonomous. Spaceflight is used in space exploration, and also in commercial activities like space tourism and satellite telecommunications. Additional non-commercial uses of spaceflight include space observatories, reconnaissance satellites and other earth observation satellites. A spaceflight typically begins with a rocket launch, which provides the initial thrust to overcome the force of gravity and propels the spacecraft from the surface of the Earth. Once in space, the motion of a spacecraft — both when unpropelled and when under propulsion — is covered by the area of study called astrodynamics.

Definition of space flight in the English dictionary

The definition of space flight in the dictionary is a trip into space.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPACE FLIGHT


daylight
ˈdeɪˌlaɪt
delight
dɪˈlaɪt
flashlight
ˈflæʃˌlaɪt
flight
flaɪt
flite
flaɪt
flyte
flaɪt
highlight
ˈhaɪˌlaɪt
light
laɪt
lite
laɪt
moonlight
ˈmuːnˌlaɪt
overflight
ˈəʊvəˌflaɪt
polite
pəˈlaɪt
postflight
ˌpəʊstˈflaɪt
preflight
ˈpriːˈflaɪt
satellite
ˈsætəˌlaɪt
slight
slaɪt
spotlight
ˈspɒtˌlaɪt
starlight
ˈstɑːˌlaɪt
sunlight
ˈsʌnlaɪt
twilight
ˈtwaɪˌlaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPACE FLIGHT

space age
space blanket
space cadet
space capsule
space character
space fiction
space heater
space helmet
Space Invaders
space junk
space laboratory
space lattice
space medicine
space opera
space plane
space platform
space probe
space race
space science
space scientist

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPACE FLIGHT

back-up light
backlight
bright
candlelight
come to light
green light
in-flight
in mid-flight
limelight
plight
put to flight
red light
searchlight
skylight
tail-light
the spotlight
torchlight
traffic light
ultralight
Very light
white light

Synonyms and antonyms of space flight in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «space flight» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPACE FLIGHT

Find out the translation of space flight to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of space flight from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «space flight» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

太空飞行
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vuelo espacial
570 millions of speakers

English

space flight
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अंतरिक्ष उड़ान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رحلة فضائية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

космический полет
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vôo espacial
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্থান অক্ষর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vol spatial
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Watak ruang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Raumfahrt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

宇宙飛行
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우주 비행
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Spasi karakter
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chuyến bay không gian
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விண்வெளி பாத்திரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्पेस वर्ण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Boşluk karakteri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

volo spaziale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

space Flight
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

космічний політ
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

spațiu de zbor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διαστημική πτήση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ruimte vlug
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rymdfärder
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

romferd
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of space flight

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPACE FLIGHT»

The term «space flight» is quite widely used and occupies the 45.150 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPACE FLIGHT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about space flight

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9 QUOTES WITH «SPACE FLIGHT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word space flight.
1
Leroy Chiao
I would say keep supporting space flight, keep telling the public and the politicians why it's important to advance science and explore the galaxy. I encourage the Japanese to keep doing what they're doing.
2
Kevin A. Ford
I made about fifty-four dollars a week and spent it on two flying lessons every week at the age of sixteen and was able to get a license then pretty early and knew that that's what I wanted to do, some kind of a career in aviation. I did know about space flight, but at that point, it was still pretty far out there.
3
Christa McAuliffe
NASA was going to pick a public school teacher to go into space, observe and make a journal about the space flight, and I am a teacher who always dreamed of going up into space.
4
Edgar Mitchell
We need a community of nations capable of space flight because we all have to be off this planet sometime in the future. Our sun is going to burn out eventually, and we are not in a sustainable situation.
5
Nathan Myhrvold
We collectively have a special place in our heart for the manned space flight program - Apollo nostalgia is one element, but that is only part of it. American culture worships explorers - look at the fame of Lewis and Clark, for example. The American people want to think of themselves as supporting exploration.
6
Stewart O'Nan
Growing up in the '60s and early '70s, with the space flight and the Apollo program, I always loved planes. I always loved rockets and I always loved space travel.
7
Ellen Ochoa
I'll tell you, being involved in human space flight, it is an emotional endeavor. I think it brings in the highest highs and the lowest lows.
8
Charles Simonyi
Basically, most good science in space flight has to do with the behavior of the human body in space. That is where we are lacking info, and where info can only be obtained by flying in space.
9
Donald A. Wollheim
The years of space flight since the orbiting of Sputnik I back in 1957 had produced many fascinating results, but they had also brought a realization of the many problems that surrounded the use of rockets for space flight.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPACE FLIGHT»

Discover the use of space flight in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to space flight and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Principles of Clinical Medicine for Space Flight
This book contains clinical knowledge on how to diagnose and treat conditions that either develop during a mission or because of a mission.
Michael R. Barratt, Sam Lee Pool, 2008
2
Space Flight: History, Technology, and Operations
Focusing on research data gleaned from these exploration programs, the book's historical perspective highlights the progression of our scientific understanding of both the smallest and largest entities in our universe, from subatomic ...
Lance K. Erickson, 2010
3
Deep Space Craft: An Overview of Interplanetary Flight
In order to provide easy paths from the general to the specific, the text constantly refers to the Appendices.
Dave Doody, 2010
4
Astronautics: The Physics of Space Flight
This text is based on extensive teaching experience and work with students at the Technical University, Munich, and includes selected chapter-end examples and problems.
Ulrich Walter, 2012
5
Computational Space Flight Mechanics
This book has been written not only for graduate and doctoral students but also for non-specialists who may be interested in this subject or concerned with space flight mechanics.
Claus Weiland, 2010
6
Introduction to space flight
A self-contained, integrated introduction to the performance aspects of flight how to get into space, how to get around in space, and how to return to Earth or land on another planet (as opposed to specialized areas of life support, ...
Francis J. Hale, 1994
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Automatic Control of Atmospheric and Space Flight Vehicles: ...
Automatic Control of Atmospheric and Space Flight Vehicles is perhaps the first book on the market to present a unified and straightforward study of the design and analysis of automatic control systems for both atmospheric and space flight ...
Ashish Tewari, 2011
8
Deep Space Flight and Communications: Exploiting the Sun as ...
The majority of books dealing with prospects for interstellar flight tackle the problem of the propulsion systems that will be needed to send a craft on an interstellar trajectory.
Claudio Maccone, 2009
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Atmospheric and Space Flight Dynamics: Modeling and ...
To motivate the study of atmospheric and space flight in a comprehensive manner. • To classify and categorize flight vehicles. • To introduce the fundamental assumptions in flight modeling and simulation. 1.2 Atmospheric and Space Flight ...
Ashish Tewari, 2007
10
Acceptability of risk from radiation: application to human ...
The symposium was convened in 1996 by NASA and the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) to examine the philosophy of radiation protection and acceptable risk as it pertains to the three percent excess risk ...
National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, 1997

5 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPACE FLIGHT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term space flight is used in the context of the following news items.
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Manned commercial space flight: The final unregulated frontier
Space is the final frontier, but under current law manned commercial space flight is a largely unregulated frontier in the U.S.. The destruction of Virgin Galactic's ... «Washington Post, Nov 14»
2
Virgin Galactic crash is a tragic reminder of the dangers of space flight
And then today, during a manned test flight, Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites' space plane SpaceShipTwo suffered an “anomaly” — code for something ... «VentureBeat, Nov 14»
3
NASA's SpaceX, Boeing deal a giant leap for space flight
The handover from expensive government space flight to commercial travel was completed this week, as NASA awarded two contracts to companies that will ... «CBC.ca, Sep 14»
4
Nasa grants Boeing and SpaceX contracts for manned space flights
Nasa decided in 2009, two years prior to the retirement of the 30-year-old shuttle programme, that it would split its manned spaceflight operations in two. «The Guardian, Sep 14»
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Obama's Space Plan 'Devastating,' Says Neil Armstrong and Other …
CAPE CANAVERAL — President Barack Obama's plans for NASA could be "devastating" to the U.S. human space flight program and "destines our nation to ... «Space.com, Apr 10»

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