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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "The LA Musician Who Helped Design a Microphone for Mars," 17 Feb. 2021 Mezilis also owns a patch of fabric from the space suit worn by Space Shuttle astronaut Bruce McCandless during the first untethered space walk in 1984, and an autographed photo of Bob Moog, inventor of the first commercial synthesizer. Eric Adams, Wired, "The LA Musician Who Helped Design a Microphone for Mars," 17 Feb. 2021 Two Russian cosmonauts are expected to conduct a space walk outside the International Space Station. David Clark Scott, The Christian Science Monitor, "Monday Sunrise Briefing: Trump, sort of, acknowledges Biden won," 16 Nov. 2020 One of the most visually arresting scenes aboard the Aether is when Maya is injured during the space walk, and drops of blood float out of her spacesuit and hover near her, thanks to the lack of gravity. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Poignant The Midnight Sky wrestles with whether humankind is worth saving," 24 Dec. 2020 While many of China’s crewed spaceflight achievements, including building an experimental space station and conducting a space walk, reproduce those of other countries from years past, the CNSA is now moving into new territory. Sam Mcneil, The Christian Science Monitor, "Why China plans to drill an almost 7-foot-deep hole on the moon," 23 Nov. 2020 While many of China's crewed spaceflight achievements, including building an experimental space station and conducting a space walk, reproduce those of other countries from years past, the CNSA is now moving into new territory. Sam Mcneil, USA TODAY, "China's most ambitious moon mission yet attempts to bring back lunar rock," 23 Nov. 2020 On the following mission, in October, Koch and crewmate Jessica Meir made the first all-female space walk. National Geographic, "She helped send Apollo to the moon. Now she’s receiving the same medal the astronauts accepted 51 years ago," 8 Oct. 2020 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

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First Known Use of space walk

1963, in the meaning defined above

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22 Mar 2021

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“Space walk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/space%20walk. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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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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