Astronautics



the science of or technology involved in travel beyond the earth’s atmosphere, including interplanetary and interstellar flight.
Historical Examples

Apparently the demand for specific formal education in the science of astronautics is increasing faster than it is being supplied.
The Practical Values of Space Exploration Committee on Science and Astronautics

As far back as I can remember in my childhood, I was always interested in astronautics.
Man Made Albert R. Teichner

noun
(functioning as sing) the science and technology of space flight
n.

1929, see astronaut + -ics.

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