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

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Koch — the 14th woman to conduct a spacewalk — arrived at the space station two weeks ago along with Hague. Marcia Dunn, The Seattle Times, "Spacewalking astronauts install better station batteries," 3 Apr. 2019 Parking at a space station is an exercise in trust. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Owner’s Guide To Your New Space Station," 12 Mar. 2018 There was Skylab, the American space station of the 70s. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "Not Going Back to the Moon: A Brief Timeline," 27 Mar. 2019 Tiangong-1 was lofted in late September 2011, to help test the docking and rendezvous technologies required to build a bona fide space station, which China aims to do by the mid-2020s. Leonard David,, "China's Tiangong-1 Space Lab Expected to Fall to Earth Over Easter Weekend," 22 Mar. 2018 This can only be done in a microgravity environment on the Space Station or, in the future, on commercial space stations or commercial habitats in low Earth orbit. Henry Williams, WSJ, "NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Life off Earth," 3 Jan. 2019 The patch depicts a female astronaut in full gear, floating in space, looking toward the space station. Marco Santana,, "Tampa company brings on-demand home-service app to Orlando," 21 June 2018 In the video, Dobek explains how her space craft — the Adventurer — will achieve that speed and then dock into a space station before flying to the MSS to replenish supplies. Pioneer Press,, "Skokie 7th grader wins national prize for designing space station for travel to Mars," 25 May 2018 Astronauts mounted three of the devices to the outside of the space station during a space walk. Steve Nadis, Discover Magazine, "The Tiny Satellites That Might Fly to Another Solar System," 18 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of space station

1930, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of space station

: a large spacecraft in which people live for long periods of time in order to do research and experiments

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Kids Definition of space station

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

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