space walk

noun

Definition of space walk 

: a period of activity spent outside a spacecraft by an astronaut in space

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spacewalk \ˈspās-​ˌwȯk \ intransitive verb
spacewalker \ˈspās-​ˌwȯ-​kər \ noun

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Astronauts mounted three of the devices to the outside of the space station during a space walk. Steve Nadis, Discover Magazine, "The Tiny Satellites That Might Fly to Another Solar System," 18 Oct. 2018 Shkaplerov completed a record-setting space walk timed at 8 hours and 13 minutes, the longest in Russian space program history, in February. Ashley May, USA TODAY, "Astronauts in Russian capsule land safely with World Cup football after 168-day mission to ISS," 4 June 2018 After hovering over the ship like an astronaut on a space walk, the rocket man glided down to the bow of Orion just steps away from Fisher. Gene Sloan, USA TODAY, "Astronaut christens new Viking Cruises ship, Viking Orion, in elaborate ceremony," 14 June 2018 Jones spent more than 52 days in space including three space walks for more than 19 hours. Richard Tribou, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Shuttle-era astronauts join Hall of Fame at Kennedy Space Center," 23 Apr. 2018 In addition gazing at our tiny blue orb from a dizzying altitude of 250 miles, space tourists will have an opportunity for space walks accompanied by a professional cosmonaut. Anatoly Zak, Popular Mechanics, "Russia's Plan To Build a Luxury Hotel on the ISS," 21 Dec. 2017 RKK Energia recommended contributing the multi-purpose module, which would serve as a lab, an airlock for space walks, and a docking port for at least three transport ships on the Deep Space Gateway. Anatoly Zak, Popular Mechanics, "This Was a Huge Week for the NASA-Russia Lunar Space Station and the Future of Spaceflight," 23 Jan. 2018 In addition gazing at our tiny blue orb from a dizzying altitude of 400 miles, space tourists will have an opportunity for space walks accompanied by a professional cosmonaut. Anatoly Zak, Popular Mechanics, "Russia's Plan To Build a Luxury Hotel on the ISS," 21 Dec. 2017 Participants must also pass virtual-reality motion-sickness tests to prepare for simulations of space walks and sample collections using VR headsets. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, "The Asteroid Mission That Never Leaves Earth," 22 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of space walk

1963, in the meaning defined above

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space walk

noun

English Language Learners Definition of space walk

: an activity in which an astronaut moves around and does work outside a spacecraft while it is in outer space

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