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rocket to (something or some place)

1. To move into some position or status with remarkable speed. With three goals in quick succession, the underdog team suddenly rocketed to the lead. The singer rocketed to the limelight this year with the huge success of his debut album.
2. To move someone or something into some position or status with remarkable speed. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "rocket" and "into." The incredible sales of the company's newest product has rocketed them to a position of market dominance. The huge growth of her wealth over the past year rocketed her to the top ten list of the most wealthy individuals.
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rocket (in)to something

1. Lit. [for a projectile] to ascend into the sky or into space; [for something] to shoot rapidly into something. The space shuttle rocketed into space. The locomotive rocketed into the darkness.
2. Fig. [for someone] to ascend rapidly into something, such as fame or prominence. Jill rocketed into prominence after her spectacular performance on the guitar. She will undoubtedly rocket to success.
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If you do damage an end shield, contact your ammo logistics/quality assurance representative or turn in the rocket to the ammo supply point.
The addition of an inertial guidance system coupled with a Global Positioning Satellite system has improved the accuracy of the rocket to significantly less than 5 meters.
An initial review of the March 27 flight confirmed that high-fidelity flight data were obtained throughout the mission, from its boost from a Pegasus rocket to splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, NASA officials said.
It wasn't until 1937 that he got a rocket to fly straight up one mile, and his goal of reaching space was never even close to realization.
If you do damage a rocket end shield, contact your ammunition logistics/quality assurance representative or turn in the rocket to the ammo supply point.
During the first mission, the focus had been on the X-43A vehicle itself, not on the proven booster rocket to which it was attached, officials said.
Earlier, college physics professor Robert Goddard, who drew ridicule for suggesting a rocket to the moon was possible, launched the first liquid-fueled rocket in 1926 from his aunt's Massachusetts farm, then later moved his launches to near Roswell, N.
A start-up company aiming to capture a piece of the blossoming commercial space market plans to roll out in March a test craft that will try out an unconventional landing system that would use helicopter-like rotors to lower a rocket to Earth.