airlock airlock  /ˈɛr ˌlɔk/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a chamber that provides access to space where air is under pressure

Usage(s):

  1. Major drawback of the parasol: the airlock mechanism would prevent the astronauts from seeing how the operation was proceeding outside the spacecraft.
  2. The primary payload on the mission is the joint airlock module, which will require two space walks to attach it to the Space Station.
  3. Either way, if I would have been Gaeta or Zarek, I would have just jumped out the nearest airlock when she hit that part about taking them down with her eye teeth.

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  1. "I think it's the farthest you could get from the airlock hatch......since the airlock's on the starboard side," Cassidy said in a NASA interview.
    on Jul 22, 2009 By: Chris Cassidy Source: Space.com

  2. "The moment I'm most looking forward to is the instant that I come out of the airlock, because we'll be, payload bay facing the Earth, and I'm anticipating the moment of peeking out with my head facing towards the Earth and just seeing the .........
    on May 14, 2009 By: Andrew Feustel Source: Spaceflight Now

  3. "They thought she was dead," Sackhoff says, "and now she's back, which in everyone's mind says 'Cylon.' If we look at past shows, how do they treat Cylons? They airlock them." "So, that's where we come in, with Starbuck getting the...
    on Mar 23, 2008 By: Katee Sackhoff Source: Buffalo News

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