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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Among the big features was a replica statue of Neil Armstrong's 1969 space suit, a special guest appearance by Neil's son, Rick, and interactive exhibits. John-henry Perera, Houston Chronicle, "Apollo 11 celebrations continue at special-themed event at Minute Maid," 22 July 2019 The new space suit improves mobility at the body’s joints. Stephen Singer,, "With Mars on the distant horizon, UTC and Delaware business unveil next-generation space suit for extended trips," 26 July 2019 The Westbrook company made a safety device used in the space suit backpack that limited the flow of oxygen in case a piece of dirt, weightless in orbit like everything else, interfered with the flow of oxygen. Stephen Singer,, "50 years ago, Connecticut aerospace workers who helped Apollo 11 make history watched in awe as astronauts landed on the moon," 20 July 2019 During this time, technicians at NASA headquarters will be monitoring the oxygen supply, temperature, and other systems of the space suits and backpacks. James R. Berry, Popular Mechanics, "Man's First Day on the Moon," 19 July 2019 Highlights include space trivia competitions, stargazing, a space suit fashion show, scavenger hunts through the museum, and a performance by Quindar, an electronic music duo that remixes NASA’s audio archive. Washington Post, "17 things to do in the D.C. area this weekend," 18 July 2019 Tuesday marks 50 years since three men in space suits set off on the greatest scientific adventure of all time. Norah O'donnell, CBS News, "Meet the women behind NASA's historic Apollo 11 launch," 16 July 2019 Savage sent the students some of the parts from the costume in his collection, and Defendini gifted the space suit to Savage who unboxed it and showed it off in a new video on his YouTube channel. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Watch Adam Savage nerd out over the costume from the high school Alien play," 2 Aug. 2019 The spacecraft would also enable astronauts to live inside it without wearing space suits. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "Apollo 11 anniversary: Toyota edges closer toward creating a space-traveling moon rover," 20 July 2019

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First Known Use of space suit

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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