Space Stations

Manned artificial satellites designed to revolve in a fixed orbit and to serve as a base for specific functions (e.g., scientific observations or the refueling of spaceships). For manned installations established on natural extraterrestrial bodies for specific functions, use "extraterrestrial bases." For larger communities established in space or on natural extraterrestrial bodies, use "space colonies.".

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space stations
space station
stations, space
space platforms
manned orbital laboratories
space laboratories
laboratories, manned orbital
laboratories, space
orbital laboratories, manned
platforms, space
station, space
ruimtestations Dutch
ruimtestation Dutch
estaciones espaciales Spanish
estación espacial Spanish

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Manned artificial satellites designed to revolve in a fixed orbit and to serve as a base for specific functions (e.g., scientific observations or the refueling of spaceships). For manned installations established on natural extraterrestrial bodies for specific functions, use "extraterrestrial bases." For larger communities established in space or on natural extraterrestrial bodies, use "space colonies."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300008030. The J. Paul Getty Trust.