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

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Gear was tested here, including the astronauts’ first-generation space suits. Melinda Fulmer,, "A look at Flagstaff, Arizona, where Apollo 11 astronauts trained before landing on the moon," 1 July 2018 Southern is an American designer and Moiseev, a Russian aeronautical engineer—met at NASA’s Astronaut Glove Challenge, a competition to design a new model of space suit gloves, in 2007. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Intergalactic Fashion Is Trending on the Runways, But It Has Nothing on the Real Thing," 3 Apr. 2018 Malcolm Collum, Chief Conservator and Engen Conservation Chair at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, is designing a refrigerated, de-humidified, and highly ventilated display case for the space suit worn by Neil Armstrong in 1969. Alex Wong, National Geographic, "The Race to Save Historic Plastic Artifacts," 31 May 2018 Attendants at Oriental Science Fiction Valley dress in blue-and-silver space suits. The Economist, "One of China’s poorest provinces wants to be a tech hub," 31 May 2018 Dullea, still in a space suit, is a withered old man exploring an earth-like house, his space pod parked in the bedroom. Charles Champlin,, "'2001: A Space Odyssey' still blowing minds 50 years later," 17 May 2018 In one corner, a patternmaker is cutting fabric that will be made into hats for a menswear designer, in another, there is a rack of space suits, one in safety orange and one in cobalt. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Intergalactic Fashion Is Trending on the Runways, But It Has Nothing on the Real Thing," 3 Apr. 2018 As their brand name might tell you, Southern and his partner Nikolay Moiseev specialize in clothing for outer space, namely intravehicular (IVA) for inside a ship, and extravehicular (EVA) for outside, space suits. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Intergalactic Fashion Is Trending on the Runways, But It Has Nothing on the Real Thing," 3 Apr. 2018 Finally, there’s Extra-Solar Sadie, out fitted in goggles, a sleek space suit and silver boots. Dave Sturm, Columbia Flier, "At Laurel's Venus Theatre, a woman's wry perspective across four centuries," 16 Mar. 2018

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1929, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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