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space capsule

[′spās ‚kap·səl]
(aerospace engineering)
A container, manned or unmanned, used for carrying out an experiment or operation in space.
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What follows is informative, fascinating and also thoroughly entertaining as we get to look 360 degrees around the interior of the space capsule and out of its porthole windows - necessarily small, we're told, as they're its most vulnerable part - at the black expanse of universe.
The sale of the distinctive piece signifies the first time that a space capsule was auctioned in Europe.
In 2011, a similar space capsule was auctioned in New York for $2.
The Dragon unmanned space capsule returned to Earth on Thursday after becoming the first commercial spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station last week, NASA said.
space capsule is set to take place at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in
Kazakhstan: Soyuz space capsule carrying an Italian, a Russian and an American back from the International Space Station (ISS) has landed safely in Kazakhstan, Russian mission control said Tuesday.
Until now, the Vostok 3KA-2 space capsule was the only one of its kind outside of Russia," Yuchenko said.
Nearly 50 years ago, on 12 April 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin rocketed out of the Earth's atmosphere aboard the small, spherical Vostok 3KA-3 Space Capsule, becoming the first man to travel into outer space.
The kids placed the Father Christmas potato inside a space capsule made from a fizzy drinks bottle and then launched it from a car park in Devon.
According to NASA, a Soyuz space capsule took the first crew to the orbiting laboratory in November 2000.
From the space shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA's new space capsule, Roach takes the reader on a surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth.
Summary: ADELAIDE, Australia: A team of scientists flew to the Australian Outback on Monday and recovered a Japanese space capsule that they hope contains asteroid samples providing clues into the evolution of the solar system.