extravehicular

adjective
ex·tra·ve·hic·u·lar | \ˌek-strə-vē-ˈhi-kyə-lər \

Definition of extravehicular 

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

Examples of extravehicular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

During the 4-hour, 10 minute extravehicular activity, both astronauts attached tethers to their suits and worked with the cradle that supported the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, the first of its kind to launch. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, "Astronaut Don Peterson, who performed first shuttle spacewalk, dead at 84," 29 May 2018 During the 3-day flight, Cernan became the second American to go on a spacewalk, and the third person to ever perform extravehicular activity (EVA), staying outside of the spacecraft in his suit for 2 hours and 7 minutes. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Last Astronaut to Walk on the Moon, Gene Cernan, Dies at 82," 16 Jan. 2017 As their brand name might tell you, Southern and his partner Nikolay Moiseev specialize in clothing for outer space, namely intravehicular (IVA) for inside a ship, and extravehicular (EVA) for outside, space suits. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Intergalactic Fashion Is Trending on the Runways, But It Has Nothing on the Real Thing," 3 Apr. 2018 In Edge of Home, travel to the International Space Station and experience the thrill of an extravehicular activity walk while learning about each module. Smithsonian, "Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's handheld digital," 30 Jan. 2017 This year, during a series of 30-day missions inside HERA, four-member crews tested hardware and space food and practiced extravehicular activities on a virtual asteroid, one possible stepping stone on the path to Mars. Philip Toledano, National Geographic, "8 Amazing Places You Can Visit ‘Mars’ on Earth," 12 Dec. 2016 This year, during a series of 30-day missions inside HERA, four-member crews tested hardware and space food and practiced extravehicular activities on a virtual asteroid, one possible stepping stone on the path to Mars. Philip Toledano, National Geographic, "8 Amazing Places You Can Visit ‘Mars’ on Earth," 12 Dec. 2016 In Edge of Home, travel to the International Space Station and experience the thrill of an extravehicular activity walk while learning about each module. Smithsonian, "Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's handheld digital," 30 Jan. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'extravehicular.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of extravehicular

1965, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about extravehicular

Share extravehicular

Statistics for extravehicular

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for extravehicular

The first known use of extravehicular was in 1965

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on extravehicular

See words that rhyme with extravehicular

Comments on extravehicular

What made you want to look up extravehicular? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a generally accepted meaning of a word

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!