Astronautics Vocabulary

The Astronautics Vocabulary is a glossary of terms that pertain to the science and technology of spaceflight. This alphabetical list can be navigated by clicking on the letters A-Z displayed on this page.

Definition of parabolic flight

Translation: vol parabolique

Definition: In parabolic flight, an aircraft is put into a suborbital trajectory that provides free-fall or weightlessness. The weightless experience, except for its duration, is exactly that experienced by astronauts on orbital missions.

Other Definition: None

Synonym: None