space station

noun

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 Japan's Soichi Noguchi to the space station for their six-month stay. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Russian spacewalk will prepare space station for new module," 18 Nov. 2020 Hopkins and his crew — Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Japan's Soichi Noguchi — join two Russians and one American who flew to the space station last month from Kazakhstan. Marcia Dunn, USA TODAY, "'Looks amazing': SpaceX 'Resilience' capsule reaches International Space Station after 27-hour journey," 17 Nov. 2020 Commander Michael Hopkins, 51, a U.S. Air Force colonel and test pilot, is making his second trip to the space station, seven years after his first. Justin Bachman, Fortune, "Why SpaceX’s Sunday launch represents a milestone," 16 Nov. 2020 The four astronauts will be joining two Russians and one American who flew to the space station last month from Kazakhstan. The Salt Lake Tribune, "SpaceX launches 2nd crew, regular station crew flights begin," 16 Nov. 2020 Twelve minutes later, the Dragon capsule on the rocket’s nose disconnected from its fiery ride and began the 27.5-hour journey to the space station. Gregg Newton, National Geographic, "SpaceX launch kicks off regular commercial flights into orbit," 15 Nov. 2020 The four astronauts will be joining two Russians and one American who flew to the space station last month from Kazakhstan. NBC News, "SpaceX launches four astronauts to International Space Station," 15 Nov. 2020 Commander Michael Hopkins, 51, a U.S. Air Force colonel and test pilot, is making his second trip to the space station, seven years after his first. Justin Bachman, Bloomberg.com, "SpaceX Speeds Astronauts to Space Station in Milestone Trip," 15 Nov. 2020 The time disparity between Sunday's trip and the potential Saturday trip is the result of the ISS's movement around the Earth and the fact that NASA added additional time so that the astronauts could sleep before connecting to the space station. Tyler Van Dyke, Washington Examiner, "SpaceX Crew-1 launches four astronauts en route to International Space Station," 15 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of space station

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Space station.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/space%20station. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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space station

noun

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

space station

noun

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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