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Definition of the noun Rocket Science

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  1. [uncountable] the science or study of rockets and their design
  2. [uncountable, idiomatic] anything overly complex, detailed or confusing


"Rocket Science" is a 2007 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Jeffrey Blitz, and starring Reece Thompson, Anna Kendrick, Nicholas D'Agosto, Vincent Piazza, and Aaron Yoo. It tells the story of Hal Hefner, a fifteen-year-old stutterer who decides to join his school's debate team when he develops a crush on its star member, and addresses the themes of coming of age, sexuality, and finding one's voice.


  1. "Rocket Science" is an award-nominated book by Jay Lake.
    • genre: Speculative fiction
    • copyright: 2005-09-01
    • award: - Locus Award for Best First Novel nomination for Jay Lake
  2. "Rocket Science" is a book by Jeanne Willis.
    • genres: Children's literature, Fiction
  3. "Rocket Science" is a book written by Ian Sales.
    • released in


  1. "Rocket Science" is a studio album from Apoptygma Berzerk. It follows the same path of synth-rock trends as the band's last album You and Me Against the World. The first single was "Apollo" followed by "Green Queen". Its also their latest album being released on Gun Records one week before the label defunction.
  2. "Rocket Science" is the tenth album by the jazz fusion band Tribal Tech released in 2000. It is also the last album of the band before the 2011 comeback.
    • genre: Jazz fusion
    • released on (14 years ago)
  3. "Rocket Science" is a studio album by Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, released in 2011. It reached number 1 on the Billboard Jazz chart and number 36 on the Top Independent Albums chart. The song "Life in Eleven" won Best Instrumental Composition at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.
  4. "Rocket Science" is a musical album of Eef Barzelay, soundtrack.
    • also known as Rocket Science Soundtrack
    • released on (7 years ago)
  5. "Rocket Science" is the fourth album by folk artist Hugh Blumenfeld. It was released in 1998 by Prime CD.
  6. "Rocket Science" is the an album by guitarist Clive Painter who is perhaps best known for Broken Dog, the band he formed with Martine Roberts in the mid 1990s. Wolf is his instrumental alias and has been described as similar in mood to Morricone, Calexico, Giant Sand, Brian Eno and Steve Reich. The instrumentation on Rocket Science is complimented with steam train bells and therimins.
    • also known as Wolf - Rocket Science
    • genre: Experimental rock
    • released in (14 years ago)
  7. "Rocket Science" is a musical album of Superchrist.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  8. "Rocket Science" is a musical album of La-Z-Boy & The Recliners.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  9. "Rocket Science" is a musical EP of 3 Day Wheely.
    • released on (18 years ago)
  10. "Rocket Science" is a composition.
  11. "Rocket Science" is a musical album of John Boy and Billy.


Rocket Science is an Australian alternative rock band that first came to public attention on national youth radio network Triple J around 2000.


  1. Rocket Science is a miniseries first released in 2002-2003, chronicling the major events in the American/Soviet space race, starting from the first hypersonic rocket planes through the development of human space flight, culminating with the mission by mission history of Projects Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. The series features interviews with X-1 and X-15 pilots Chuck Yeager and Scott Crossfield, astronauts Gordon Cooper, Wally Schirra, Scott Carpenter, Gene Cernan, Frank Borman, James Lovell, Buzz Aldrin and Alan Bean, flight controllers Gene Kranz, Christopher Kraft and Sy Liebergot, authors Arthur C. Clarke, Andrew Chaikin, Robert Godwin and Robert J. Sawyer, and broadcaster Walter Cronkite, among others. While focusing mainly on the American side of the race, the series also covered major Soviet achievements through every key phase of the 1950s and 60s Space Race.
    • begun in and completed in (12 years ago)
    • country: Canada
    • genres: Documentary film, Miniseries
  2. Rocket Science is a BBC television documentary series, first broadcast in March 2009 on BBC Two, exploring new ways to teach science to children. Across the UK, fewer and fewer youngsters want to study chemistry and physics, so with the help of physics teacher Andy Smith, Rocket Science sets out to convert a small sample by teaching them everything safe there is to know about fireworks. The series was filmed over a period of nine months.
    • begun on and completed on (5 years ago)
    • 3 episodes of 60 minutes each
    • country: United Kingdom
    • genre: Documentary film

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Rocket Science

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Google previewEqual to Angels (2013)

God's Superstars by Darren L. Johnson

Rocket science is a complicated field of engineering with the best physicists and mathematicians selected to join NASA. Yet, Blumrich argues a modern spacecraft , more advanced than our own, is described in scripture. We were only able to ...

Google previewStill Going Wrong! (2003)

Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters and How They Could Have Been Avoided by Trevor Kletz

Rocket science is a trivial pursuit compared to the management of safety. There are only a limited number of fuel types capable of lifting a payload into space; but the variety of ways in which harm can come to people is legion. Although writing ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy (2005)

Themes, Works, and Wonders by Gary Westfahl

Discussion While the phrase "rocket science" endures as a synonym for tasks requiring great intelligence, one cannot deny that, in literature and life, rockets are no longer important icons in the popular imagination. In the contexts of both ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Consumption and Waste (2012)

The Social Science of Garbage by Carl A. Zimring, William L. Rathje, Consulting Editor

Actually, for these hominids, such behavior was a breakthrough comparable to rocket science. No one knows for sure when such reuse started, mainly because humanmade tools and ornaments constructed of perishable materials, such as ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition (2014)

by Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

Rocket Science for Traders Digital Signal Processing Applications. John Wiley & Sons Inc. Evans, M., Hastings, N., & Peacock, B. (2000). Statistical Distributions ( 3rd ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication (2010)

by Susanna Hornig Priest

rocket science, astronomy, and astrophysics. Beyond the medium's ability to draw worldwide audiences of hundred of thousands for historic events like landing on the moon, everyday television programming includes numerous ...

Google previewWebster's II New College Dictionary (2005)

by Webster's New World Dictionary, Editors Of Webster's II Dictionaries

rocket science n ...

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

US, 1957 rocket science noun any difficult, demanding task US, 1997 rocket scientist noun used in comparisons as the epitome of intelligence US, ...

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I don't think makeup is rocket science or a cure for cancer. (Cindy Crawford)
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