space suit


Definition of space suit

1 : a suit equipped with life supporting provisions to make life in space possible for its wearer
2 : g suit

Examples of space suit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The next space suit might look and fit more like a wet suit. Rebecca Boyle, Scientific American, "Can a Moon Base be Safe for Astronauts?," 22 Oct. 2020 In the meantime, feel free to slip into your space suit robe and moon boot slipper set. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, " Shares Design Plans for a Hotel Prototype in Outer Space and We're So Here for This," 17 Sep. 2020 Wearing a space suit, Hughes would travel inside a steel fuel tank that Stakes had MacGyvered into a space capsule. David Howard, Popular Mechanics, ""Mad Mike" Hughes Rejected Science and Chased Fame. It Killed Him.," 30 Aug. 2020 So the space suit itself weighed 35 pounds, and then the backpack part was about another 20 pounds. Bethany Heitman,, "Hilary Swank on Taking a Break From Acting to Become a Caregiver: 'Make Sure That You’re Taking Time for Yourself'," 11 Aug. 2020 Engineers are turning to generative design algorithms to build components for NASA’s next-generation space suit—the first major update in decades. Daniel Oberhaus, Wired, "NASA’s New Moon-Bound Space Suits Will Get a Boost From AI," 29 June 2020 Collins Aerospace has a history of building space suits for NASA. Loren Grush, The Verge, "This company says it has a lunar space suit that will be ready for NASA’s 2024 Moon mission," 29 July 2019 Instead of pulling on separate pieces for each arm and leg, astronauts will enter the suit from the rear, which is how Russian space suits are designed. Wired, "No More Spacewalk Snafus: NASA's New Space Suit Fits Everyone," 16 Oct. 2019 Everyone will dress in garbage bags or space suits, and all the businesses will go out of business. Jacob Bacharach, The New Republic, "Watching South Park at the End of the World," 3 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of space suit

1929, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of space suit was in 1929

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3 Nov 2020

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“Space suit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of space suit

: a special suit that is designed to keep astronauts alive in outer space

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Kids Definition of space suit

: a suit that covers the entire body and is equipped to keep its wearer alive in space

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