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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In 2014, SpaceX and Boeing were awarded a combined $6.8 billion in contracts to fly NASA’s astronauts to the space station. Christian Davenport, The Seattle Times, "Inside SpaceX, the Willy Wonka-like rocket factory that eventually could send astronauts to space," 14 Aug. 2018 Then, six to nine months after these flights, the first crew will board one of these spacecraft and launch into orbit, bound for the space station. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "After seven difficult years, a fine day for NASA and human spaceflight," 3 Aug. 2018 That's the premise of the movie where Zenon, a 13-year-old who lives on the space station, gets into some trouble, landing her on earth, GASP! Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "The 20 Best Disney Channel Movies of All Time," 30 July 2018 Another three astronauts are to be launched to the space station on Wednesday from the Baikonur complex in Kazakhstan. Fox News, "Russian space capsule with 3 crew lands in Kazakhstan," 3 June 2018 The next mission to the space station, MS-11, will carry Russian Oleg Kononenko, American Anne McClain, and Canadian David Saint-Jacques. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Dramatic footage of Soyuz accident shows rocket booster collision," 1 Nov. 2018 According to a discussion between mission control and the space station, the astronauts experienced between 6 and 7Gs. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Ballistic Reentry: How Astronauts Survive a Failed Launch," 11 Oct. 2018 The first astronauts bound for a trip to the space station are scheduled to board its slick new space taxi in December, and NASA will give SpaceX the chance to ferry private citizens into space along with astronauts. Amy Thompson, WIRED, "The Race to Get Tourists to Suborbital Space Is Heating Up," 10 July 2018 The attachment of Dragon to the space station is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Eastern. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "How to Watch SpaceX’s Dragon Ship Deliver Coffee, Experiments, and a Smiling Robot to the International Space Station," 2 July 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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: an artificial satellite designed to stay in orbit permanently and to be occupied by humans for long periods

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