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space station

noun

  1. an orbiting manned structure that can be used for a variety of purposes, as to assemble or service satellites, refuel spacecraft, etc.


space station

noun

  1. any large manned artificial satellite designed to orbit the earth during a long period of time thus providing a base for scientific and medical research in space and a construction site, launch pad, and docking arrangements for spacecraft Also calledspace platformspace laboratory


space station

  1. A structure being assembled in space by an international partnership led by NASA . The space station will be a permanent habitat at which scientific and technological work can be carried out. Building a space station is considered the next step in the development and exploration of space, although there is controversy concerning its cost and the value of the research that will be carried out there.


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  • space-station adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of space station1

First recorded in 1940–45

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Example Sentences

China, on the other hand, is already a leader in space, with a human exploration program, a future space station and ambitious robotic missions to the Moon.

From Axios

In May of last year, a pair of NASA astronauts, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, spent about two months on the space station in a flight designed to test how SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft would operate.

Parts of the system would be reusable, and should integrate well with NASA’s Gateway space station in lunar orbit.

Using cameras and other sensors on the space station, scientists could see how the blue jet formed.

The three participants on that flight — all wealthy business executives — are paying $55 million for the flight, training and costs associated with staying aboard the space station for up to eight days.

An unmanned rocket intended to deliver supplies to the International Space Station exploded on Tuesday.

A decade was devoted to life support on the International Space Station, where it has been much appreciated.

Though it would mow your lawn at International Space Station orbital speed—17,000 mph.

Rogozin also announced that Russia will call it quits with the International Space Station in 2020.

Currently only Russian rocket engines, fitted with the Russian ISS docking system, can reboost the Space Station.

Beginning this year, 1998, men and women from 16 countries will build a foothold in the heavens--the International Space Station.

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