space station


Definition of space station

: a large artificial satellite designed to be occupied for long periods and to serve as a base (as for scientific observation)

called also space platform

Examples of space station in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Russian cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Denis Matveev will exit the space station around 10:30 a.m. ET to begin their spacewalk, which is expected to last for about six and a half hours. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 28 Apr. 2022 Out of 248 astronauts who have visited the space station, only seven have been Black. Essence, 28 Apr. 2022 While two Black women visited the space station during the shuttle era, neither moved in for a lengthy stay. Washington Post, 28 Apr. 2022 Out of 248 astronauts who have visited the space station, only seven have been Black and none were included in expeditions lasting several months. Asha C. Gilbert, USA TODAY, 27 Apr. 2022 While there have been a handful of private astronauts who have visited the space station during the last two decades, those missions were flown by the Russian government, with active cosmonauts commanding the flights. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 25 Apr. 2022 Private space stations have been contemplated before; indeed, Nanoracks’ founder Jeffrey Manber briefly led a consortium that bought the Russian space station Mir at the turn of the century. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, 13 Apr. 2022 In addition to that, Axiom Space was founded to build a commercial space station, the first module will launch in a little over two years from now. William Harwood, CBS News, 8 Apr. 2022 But Russia intends to withdraw from the ISS before 2025, plans that have been in place since before invading Ukraine, as Roscosmos intends to begin building a new space station of its own that year. Tristan Bove, Fortune, 19 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of space station

1930, in the meaning defined above

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19 May 2022

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“Space station.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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: an artificial satellite designed to stay in orbit permanently and to be occupied by humans for long periods

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