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 Like many politicians from the states that have benefited from NASA spending, Nelson was skeptical of commercial programs, pioneered especially by SpaceX, to launch supplies and astronauts to the space station. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, "Former Senator Bill Nelson nominated to lead NASA," 19 Mar. 2021 That vision came to fruition in May when a private company, SpaceX, successfully delivered two astronauts to the space station marking the first time a commercial company sent humans to the ISS. Nicholas Wu, USA TODAY, "Biden to name former Florida Sen. Bill Nelson and space program champion to head NASA," 18 Mar. 2021 Rubins arrived at the space station on Oct. 14, 2020 and Noguchi arrived in November as part of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission. Julia Musto, Fox News, "NASA astronauts embark on 236th spacewalk at International Space Station," 5 Mar. 2021 Last week, Vice President Kamala Harris put in a congratulatory call to Glover, the first African American astronaut to live full time at the space station. Marcia Dunn,, "Spacewalking astronauts prep International Space Station for new solar wings," 1 Mar. 2021 Last week, Vice President Kamala Harris put in a congratulatory call to Glover, the first African American astronaut to live full time at the space station. Marcia Dunn, Chron, "Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new solar wings," 28 Feb. 2021 Glover has already conducted two spacewalks since arriving at the space station in November. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "NASA spacewalk: Watch astronauts Kate Rubins and Victor Glover outside the space station," 28 Feb. 2021 Lopez-Alegria will be joined by three men who are each paying $55 million to spend eight days at the space station. NBC News, "SpaceX announces first mission to space with all-civilian crew," 1 Feb. 2021 Docking at the space station is expected around 5 a.m. on November 1. William Harwood, CBS News, "NASA targeting Halloween for next SpaceX Crew Dragon astronaut launch," 29 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of space station

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of space station was in 1930

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“Space station.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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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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