space walk


: a period of activity spent outside a spacecraft by an astronaut in space
spacewalk intransitive verb
spacewalker noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web China put its first human in space in 2003 and conducted its first space walk five years later. Paul Raeburn, Discover Magazine, 27 Dec. 2011 China’s space lab has a spot in the Sun - Rocket envy - Did the Chinese fake their space walk? Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 15 Sep. 2012 Each episode sees host Derek Waters visit an inebriated celebrity to recount a historical event, from the first space walk to the birth of hip hop. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 17 Oct. 2022 The crew will conduct a space walk, a first for anyone traveling aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 14 Feb. 2022 The most dangerous moments will be during the space walk, when the entire space capsule will be open to the vacuum of space. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, 17 Feb. 2022 The crew will proceed with a space walk Thursday as planned, the agency noted., 9 Sep. 2021 Two of the astronauts completed their second space walk on Friday. NBC News, 21 Aug. 2021 In the same year, China conducted its first space walk. CNN, 8 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of space walk was in 1963

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Cite this Entry

“Space walk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

space walk

: a period of movement in space outside a spacecraft by an astronaut
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