aerospace

The science of airplanes and rockets is known as aerospace. If you're interested in launching rockets or building jets, you should consider a career in aerospace.

The term aerospace was coined in the U.S. during the mid-20th century, from aeronautics, the study of planes and other flying machines, and spaceflight. The aerospace industry includes a lot of flying craft, including commercial airplanes, unpowered gliders, military jets, missiles, and space shuttles. Aerospace engineers design these vehicles and develop ways to make them safer and more efficient, as well as testing and maintaining them.

Definitions of aerospace
  1. noun
    the atmosphere and outer space considered as a whole
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    type of:
    part, region
    the extended spatial location of something
  2. noun
    the branch of science related to space flight and aviation
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    types:
    aeronautics, astronautics
    the theory and practice of navigation through air or space
    avionics
    science and technology of electronic systems and devices for aeronautics and astronautics
    type of:
    science, scientific discipline
    a particular branch of scientific knowledge
  3. noun
    the industry related to space flight and aviation
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    type of:
    industry
    the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise
  4. adjective
    relating to the industry or science of space flight and aviation
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