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The deliberate action of destroying a rocket vehicle
after it has been launched, but before it has completed its course.
Destructs are executed when the rocket gets off its plotted course or
functions in a way so as to become a hazard. [[/a>|/a>
This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use