extravehicular activity

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extravehicular activity
astronaut Randy Bresnik on a mission at the International Space Station in
November 2009

ex·tra·ve·hic·u·lar activity

 (ĕk′strə-vē-hĭk′yə-lər)
n. Abbr. EVA
Activity or maneuvers performed by an astronaut outside a spacecraft in space.
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He performed the first deep space extra-vehicular activity (EVA) carried out by an astronaut outside a spacecraft.
For example, FEDOR doesn't need to breathe, and he won't require a spacesuit -- so might Russia also decide to send FEDOR out through the hatch on an extra-vehicular activity mission?
He is a veteran of four space missions and, during his stellar, 15-year NASA career, he logged 229 days in space--more than 36 hours of which were spent in Extra-Vehicular Activity.
Major Peake, 43, became the first Briton to ever complete an Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA) - or spacewalk - and was undertaking a maintenance operation with the American Colonel Kopra.
Major Peake, 43, from Chichester, West Sussex, is on a six-month mission with the European Space Agency and yesterday embarked on his first Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA) - or spacewalk - V making history in the process.
Major Peake, 43, became the first Briton to ever complete a Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA) - or spacewalk - and was undertaking a maintenance operation with the American Colonel Kopra.