from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An excursion by an astronaut outside a spacecraft in space; extravehicular activity.
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- n. Any activity performed by an astronaut outside of a space vehicle in space.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. any activity by a human outside of the protective environment of a spacecraft while it is in outer space, requiring a space suit to protect the person from the vacuum and other hazards of space.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any kind of physical activity outside a spacecraft by one of the crew
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Not even the athletic White could finish his twenty-two-minute space walk without his normally slow pulse shooting up to 180 beats per minute.
The Gemini VIII mission also called for thirty-three-year-old, Texas-born pilot Dave Scott to perform a far more complicated EVA than Ed White Neil’s residential neighbor had accomplished in America’s first space walk during Gemini IV in June 1965.
But the first space walk ever performed was by a Russian cosmonaut, Alexei Leonov, in 1965.
Ed had performed America’s first space walk back in June 1965, on Gemini IV.