Definition of space capsule in English:

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space capsule

Pronunciation: /ˈspās ˌkapsəl/ /ˈspās ˌkaps(y)o͝ol/


A small spacecraft or the part of a larger one that contains the instruments or crew.
Example sentences
  • The first space capsule orbited was the Soviet Sputnik 2.
  • This crystal was nicknamed ‘Apollo’ because of its resemblance to a NASA space capsule.
  • The Nasa space capsule that crashed in the American desert last month did so because four switches were installed the wrong way round.

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Syllabification: space cap·sule

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