space walk


Definition of space walk

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

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Other Words from space walk

spacewalk \ ˈspās-​ˌwȯk How to pronounce space walk (audio) \ intransitive verb
spacewalker \ ˈspās-​ˌwȯ-​kər How to pronounce space walk (audio) \ noun

Examples of space walk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 China is the country pushing people into space; the country achieved its first space walk this week. Zachary B. Wolf, CNN, 10 July 2021 Liu is a veteran of the Shenzhou 7 mission in 2008, during which Zhai Zhigang made China’s first space walk. Fox News, 5 July 2021 Another Illuminarium experience is planned for Atlanta in 2022, and it's designed to take visitors on a space walk, giving them a chance to come as close as most people are likely to get to setting foot on the moon. Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, 20 May 2021 Live streams and social media posts of the space walk from NASA and the ISS were viewed and shared thousands of times Sunday. Carlie Porterfield, Forbes, 20 June 2021 Buzz Aldrin’s iconic photo of a boot print on the moon, the Hubble Space Telescope’s Pillars of Creation image of cosmic dust and gas, a picture of McCandless’ untethered space walk—all are stunning moments captured serendipitously. Eric Adams, Wired, 17 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of space walk

1963, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of space walk was in 1963

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18 Sep 2021

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“Space walk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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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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