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  • nounrocket launch
  • verbtake flight

synonyms for liftoff

  • launch
  • shot
  • blastoff
  • rocket firing
  • rocket ignition
  • takeoff

antonyms for liftoff

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  • crash
  • landing
  • splashdown
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    He personally designed part of the training program, which in part called for flying each crew member in his Soviet MiG-29, exposing them to the kinds of g-forces they’ll experience during liftoff and re-entry.
    FOUR CIVILIAN ASTRONAUTS. THREE DAYS IN ORBIT. ONE GIANT LEAP. MEET THE INSPIRATION4 CREWJEFFREY KLUGERAUGUST 10, 2021TIME
    Chips got faster, cheaper and more efficient, eventually achieving a kind of social liftoff—powering computers that fit in a pocket.
    FROM CARS TO TOASTERS, AMERICA'S SEMICONDUCTOR SHORTAGE IS WREAKING HAVOC ON OUR LIVES. CAN WE FIX IT?ANDREW BLUMJUNE 28, 2021TIME
    Aftermath of the liftoff of the SpaceX Crew-2 mission taking four astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA.
    NASA GETS WHAT IT WANTED: INDEPENDENT, RELIABLE ACCESS TO SPACEERIC BERGERAPRIL 23, 2021ARS TECHNICA
    The liftoff should be thunderous—rattling windows and shaking loose plaster in nearby buildings as the Saturn V once did—and the lunar journeys should be wondrous.
    WATCH TIME'S EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE OF NASA'S MOST POWERFUL ROCKET EVER UNDER CONSTRUCTIONJEFFREY KLUGERAPRIL 22, 2021TIME
    Such an early-afternoon liftoff would give the craft’s solar panel enough time to charge up its batteries for the flight.
    INGENUITY HELICOPTER MAKES HISTORY BY FLYING ON MARSLISA GROSSMANAPRIL 20, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
    Carbon nanotubes are key for the microfliers to achieve liftoff.
    TINY, SUNLIGHT-POWERED AIRCRAFT COULD SOAR BEYOND AIRPLANES’ REACHEMILY CONOVERFEBRUARY 12, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
    Rocket Lab said Thursday it will attempt to recover the first stage of its Electron rocket for the first time with its next mission, scheduled for liftoff in mid-November.
    ROCKET REPORT: SLS HAS TECHNICAL PROBLEMS, VECTOR—YES, VECTOR—IS BACKERIC BERGERNOVEMBER 6, 2020ARS TECHNICA
    However, on August 29, everything seemed nominal as the three-core rocket counted down to liftoff from its Florida-based launch pad.
    DELTA IV HEAVY ROCKET DELAYED AGAIN, RAISING CONCERNS OF AGING INFRASTRUCTUREERIC BERGERSEPTEMBER 30, 2020ARS TECHNICA
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    WORDS RELATED TO LIFTOFF

    • ascent
    • beginning
    • launch
    • liftoff
    • rocket firing
    • rocket ignition
    • takeoff
    • upward flight
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