space walk

noun

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

Examples of space walk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On this journey Leonov became the first person to complete a space walk. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "A New Hiking Trail in Russia Will Take You Where Cosmonauts Crash-landed After the First Space Walk," 19 Sep. 2020 Helms, a pioneer in the space industry, holds the world record for the longest space walk. USA Today, "Who is your Woman of the Century?," 13 Aug. 2020 Yes, even astronauts on space walks use cable ties. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Great Places to Keep Cable Ties," 5 May 2020 While in space, Morgan, astronaut Jessica Meir and commander Oleg Skripochka completed various studies and experiments, along with a few space walks, the press release states. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "This is what Cleveland looks like from space," 17 Apr. 2020 So, how are suits for space walking designed in the first place, and will new models for getting humans to the moon and beyond take women into account? National Geographic, "First all-woman space walk puts spotlight on spacesuit design," 18 Oct. 2019 The timing of the fourth and final AMS-repair space walk has not yet been determined. Irene Klotz, Scientific American, "Space Station Dark Matter Experiment Gets Vital Repairs," 11 Dec. 2019 But in a space walk a few days earlier, McClain got her first in-flight experience working in the type of spacesuit designed for activities outside the station, known as an extravehicular mobility unit, or EMU. National Geographic, "First all-woman space walk puts spotlight on spacesuit design," 18 Oct. 2019 Six would be cut and spliced into the new pump package on the next space walk along with another two tubes on the other side of the detector. Irene Klotz, Scientific American, "Space Station Dark Matter Experiment Gets Vital Repairs," 11 Dec. 2019

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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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29 Sep 2020

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“Space walk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/space%20walk. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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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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