lift off

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Synonyms for lift off

depart from the ground

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" The film will now be featured at other Lift Off festivals around the world, including in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Amsterdam and Tokyo.
This film documents the rise, and fall, of the world's most ambitious space programme - a reusable vehicle that could lift off like a rocket, carry people and cargo into orbit around the Earth, and then land on a runway like a plane.
A local San Diego news station attempted to start off its live morning show with a cool visual of a man using a water-powered jetpack to lift off into the sky.
The space shuttle Discovery will lift off Wednesday on its mission to the International Space Station, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Friday.
Nicholas Patrick, 42, from Saltburn, Teesside, is one of seven crew members due to lift off in the shuttle Discovery on Thursday with the job of expanding the International Space Station and rewiring its electrical systems.
The lift off was delayed by several minutes after launch managers became concerned late in the countdown that winds could blow toxic material over nearby Port Canaveral should there be an accidental explosion.
To lift off Earth's surface, you need to exert a force that is strong enough to offset the downward pull of gravity.
These perspectives, says Howard, should enable STEREO not only to record coronal mass ejections as they lift off the sun and travel toward Earth but also to determine the instabilities that cause these solar temper tantrums in the first place.
Aerospace supplier Arrow-smith Engineering has increased its involvement in the latest round of aerospace projects after receiving help from the Lift Off programme specifically targeted at West Midlands companies.
Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta told a group of space entrepreneurs that permits for test flights to transport tourists into space could be issued next year and the first paying space travelers could lift off by 2008.