ex·​tra·​ve·​hic·​u·​lar | \ ˌek-strə-vē-ˈhi-kyə-lər How to pronounce extravehicular (audio) \

Definition of extravehicular

: taking place outside a vehicle (such as a spacecraft) extravehicular activity

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Recent Examples on the Web The video below shows Pesquet floating in the Quest ISS airlock, the one that hosts the United States extravehicular mobility units (EMUs) or spacesuits used for spacewalking. Elizabeth Howell, Forbes, 16 Sep. 2021 Current and past extravehicular mobility units, the technical term for NASA's spacesuits, allow for minimal movement of the waist, hips or ankles, Rhodes said. Megan Marples, CNN, 8 June 2021 Spacewalks are often referred to as EVAs, or extravehicular activities. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 26 May 2021 Ryzhikov, the current Expedition 64 Commander, will be wearing a Russian Orlan spacesuit with red stripes while Kud-Sverchkov will wear a spacesuit with blue stripes as extravehicular crew member 2. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 18 Nov. 2020 Cassidy and Behnken will start the spacewalk at 7:35 a.m. EDT Wednesday, according to NASA, which says that the extravehicular activity (EVA) will last about six-and-a-half hours. Fox News, 30 June 2020 Controlling a drone could help an astronaut avoid danger while conducting an extravehicular activity (EVA). Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 15 Apr. 2020 Graduation from astronaut boot camp requires the completion of training in spacecraft systems, extravehicular activity skills, robotics skills, Russian language, aircraft flight readiness, and more, NASA says. Ben Guarino, BostonGlobe.com, 8 Mar. 2020 The walks will be the second and third for Meir, who will be extravehicular crew member 1 (EV1) and the fifth and sixth for Koch (EV2). Lee Roop | Lroop@al.com, al, 14 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of extravehicular

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Extravehicular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extravehicular. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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