The Right Stuff Glossary

The Right Stuff Glossary


make or become less valuable or respected.

flight test

a flight of an aircraft, rocket, or equipment to see how well it functions.


line in a newspaper naming the writer of an article.


an individual animal, plant, piece of a mineral


a piece of equipment or machinery fail to function normally.


break up into small parts as the result of impact or decay.


a sudden, usually temporary malfunction or fault of equipment.

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