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43. Astronautics

  1. Flash Gordon space-traveling hero. [Am. Comics and Cin.: Halliwell]
  2. From the Earth to the Moon Verne tale of a group who have a monster gun cast to shoot them to the moon. [Fr. Lit.: WB 13:650]
  3. Kennedy Space Center (Cape Canaveral) U.S. launch site for manned space missions. [U.S. Hist.: WB, So:562]
  4. Pfaal, Hans to escape his creditors, constructs a balloon and travels to the moon. [Am. Lit.: The Unparalleled Adventures of One Hans Pfaal in Poe]
  5. Ransom, Dr. Elwin kidnapped and taken to Malacandra (Mars), he escapes with the help of its wise inhabitants. [Br. Lit.: C. S. Lewis Out of the Silent Planet in Weiss, 437]
  6. Rogers, Buck early spaceman in fantasy comics. [Comics: Horn, 137138]
  7. space shuttle U.S. spacecraft capable of reuse, making travel more practical. [U.S. Hist.: WB, So:561]
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as·tro·nau·tics / ˌastrəˈnôtiks/ • n. the science and technology of human space travel and exploration.