extravehicular

adjective
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

Examples of extravehicular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy set for next spacewalk days after losing a mirror in space," 30 June 2020 Controlling a drone could help an astronaut avoid danger while conducting an extravehicular activity (EVA). Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "Hot New Astronaut Gear: This Glove That Can Control a Drone," 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, "‘Extensive travel required’: NASA begins hunt for astronauts to take trip to the moon in 2024," 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, "All-women spacewalk spotlights ‘Made in Alabama’ gear," 14 Jan. 2020 The first two-woman EVA, or extravehicular activity, comes 54 years after a Russian cosmonaut carried out the first stroll in space just to prove it could be done — and to beat NASA to the punch. William Harwood, CBS News, "All-female spacewalk Friday marks a new milestone for NASA — watch live," 17 Oct. 2019 Koch and Meir begin their extravehicular activity (EVA), the official name for a spacewalk, at 7:50 a.m. ET on Friday morning. Andrea Michelson, Smithsonian, "Watch the First All-Female Spacewalk," 18 Oct. 2019 But in a space walk a few days earlier, McClain got her first in-flight experience working in the type of spacesuit designed for activities outside the station, known as an extravehicular mobility unit, or EMU. National Geographic, "First all-woman space walk puts spotlight on spacesuit design," 18 Oct. 2019 Koch and Meir will have some time leftover during their extravehicular activity, or EVA, to finish additional tasks like hardware installations for the European Space Agency. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, "Making 'HERstory': Space station's 2 women prep for first all-female spacewalk," 16 Oct. 2019

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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 29 Sep. 2020.

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