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- Outer space : The relatively empty regions of the universe outside the atmospheres of celestial bodies.
- Rocket science : Variously an incorrect name for various engineering disciplines in dealing with unguided rockets or the rocket engines of more intelligent vehicles, or an ironic description of something very complex or very simple (i.e., "this isn't rocket science")
- Rocket engine : A means of generating thrust, for propulsion or for adjusting a position, based on the hot gases expelled by a mixture of chemicals that does not need an external oxygen source
- Satellite orbits : The path of a celestial body or an artificial satellite as it revolves around another body.
- Ariane : Add brief definition or description
- Atlas (space launch vehicle) : Commercial derivatives of the Atlas (missile) used for launches into space
- Centaur (rocket) : Add brief definition or description
- Delta (space launch vehicle) : Add brief definition or description
- Jupiter C : Add brief definition or description
- Proton (space launch vehicle) : Add brief definition or description
- Saturn (space launch vehicle) : Add brief definition or description
- UGM-27 Titan II : A second-generation U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile able to lift unusually large warheads, and used as a space launch vehicle after military retirement. As an ICBM, it carried the largest warhead of any U.S. missile
- Titan IV : Operational family of U.S. heavy space launch vehicles
- Vanguard : Add brief definition or description
- Baikonur Cosmodrome : Add brief definition or description
- Kennedy Space Center : On the Florida coast at Cape Canaveral, the primary launch site for U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration and military satellites whose orbits benefit from an eastern starting point (i.e., principally those not in polar or Moliyna orbit; supported by Patrick Air Force Base
- Vandenberg Air Force Base : Add brief definition or description
- Atlas (missile) : The first operational intercontinental ballistic missile fielded by the United States, derivatives of which are still used as space launch vehicles
- Ballistic missile : A guided missile which, once its engines stop firing, follows a generally parabolic path to its target, defined by momentum, aerodynamic resistance, and gravity
- Robert A. Heinlein : (1907–88) American author of science fiction; wrote Stranger in a Strange Land.