(of a person or being) to take off in a spaceship, esp. one propelled by rockets; (of a spaceship) to take off
How long do you figure it'll be before it’s safe for us to blast off?
The Abbott’s [sic] left them here for me to sort out when they blasted off for Mars three weeks ago, to get Tommy into school there for the Spring term.
We blasted off Jod VII at thirteen hours, Universal Patrol Time.
The automatic spaceship blasted off for the moon.
E.E. Smith, 'Galactic Patrol'
Earliest cite in the OED: 1951.
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