extravehicular love


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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the space outside a vehicle, especially a spacecraft in space
  • adj. Being or happening outside a vehicle


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extra- +‎ vehicular


  • When visiting the International Space Station American astronauts use the Orlan when they are participating in extravehicular activities.

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  • And on this flight, one of those space travelers is to carry out China's first spacewalk, also known as extravehicular activity, or EVA for short.

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  • Center Engineering Directorate such as extravehicular activity (EVA) tools and equipment, technology development for advanced EVA, extravehicular robotics, environmental control and life support systems, active thermal control systems, flight crew equipment, and crew health care systems.

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  • In a morning message to the Discovery crew, Mission Control sent up a cartoon showing a spacewalking astronaut — Bowen — holding an Oscar statue and giving an acceptance speech."... and I would like to thank all of the little people that made this EVA extravehicular activity happen," the cartoon spacewalker said.

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  • According to the report, targeting an asteroid next would advance capabilities to spend long periods in space, while providing astronauts more opportunities for "extravehicular activity" and "simulation of Mars missions."

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  • The undersea habitat provides an optimum environment for the crew to practice extravehicular activity preparation and maneuvers.

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  • During the decade that encompassed the Gemini, Apollo and Skylab programs, NASA performed 38 extravehicular activities, or EVAs, average of about four spacewalks per year.

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  • "For instance, the Orion capsule ... does not allow for extravehicular activity, cannot stay long in orbit ..."

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  • The 'windowed workstation', as it was initially called, was begun out of debates between two factions - one proposing extravehicular operations around the station being conducted via closed circuit TV and indirect vision, and the other proposing that direct vision by human eyeball was the only way to effectively perform EVAs, RMS, unmanned dockings, and like operations.

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  • In orbit, the astronauts of mission STS-125 float off on their extravehicular tasks while the camera tracks their work and, not incidentally, studies the blue planet floating below or above but always beyond them.

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