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space capsule in Astronomy topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspace capsuleˈspace ˌcapsule noun [countable]  TTSthe part of a spacecraft that carries people into space to obtain information and then comes back to Earth
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space capsuleA door at the rear of the room led to a bathroom that looked like it would fit into a space capsule.One modern example is a space capsule in orbit around the earth; another is a capsule falling radially toward the Earth.A closed-loop system constantly recycles the same materials over and over again, just as Bio2 does or a space capsule should.