What is capsule?

  • (noun): A structure that encloses a body part.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on capsule:

Marco Polo (spacecraft) - Timeline
... Spacescraft (MSC) possibly carrying a Lander, a sampling device, a re-entry capsule and scientific payloads ... will be completed, the MSC will start the return journey towards Earth and will release the capsule for the high-speed re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere ... The capsule will be retrieved on ground at a low to mid latitude, uninhabited area, possibly in the northern hemisphere ...
Singles Capsules
... A brew mechanism, designed by the same consultants, draws in the capsule and pierces the inlet and outlet and clamps the capsule to resist the water ... The water injector arrangement is designed so that it is not contaminated by the capsule ingredient ... hot water and air extracts the best flavours and leaves the capsule nearly drip free before disposing of it in the waste box ...
S-550 Space Capsule - Description - Descent and Landing
... The S-550 capsule was intended to descend under a parachute system and touch down on land, using an inert aluminum foam crush structure in the nose of the capsule to ... Emergency landings in the water were handled by capsule flotation systems ...
S-550 Space Capsule - Description - Design - Capsule Layout
... The capsule consisted of two structures - an outer aeroshell, which supported the ablative heatshield (thermal protection system), and an inner pressurized cylinder containing the ... Cargo was carried in the middle of the capsule, at the capsule's center of gravity, to simplify loading effects on reentry angles and lift ...
Capsule - Other
... Capsule (fruit), a type of dry fruit like the poppy, iris or foxglove Capsule (band), a electronic music duo, consisting of vocalist Toshiko Koshijima and producer/composer/lyrici ... Bacterial capsule, a layer that lies outside the cell wall of bacteria ... Capsule (pharmacy), a small gelatinous case enclosing a dose of medication ...

More definitions of "capsule":

  • (noun): A dry dehiscent seed vessel or the spore-containing structure of e.g. mosses.
  • (noun): A pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside.
  • (noun): A spacecraft designed to transport people and support human life in outer space.
    Synonyms: space capsule
  • (noun): A small container.
  • (noun): A pilot's seat in an airplane that can be forcibly ejected in the case of an emergency; then the pilot descends by parachute.
    Synonyms: ejection seat, ejector seat

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    In the capsule biography by which most of the people knew one another, I was understood to be an Air Force pilot whose family was wealthy and lived in the East, and I even added the detail that I had a broken marriage and drank to get over it.... I sometimes believed what I said and tried to take the cure in the very real sun of Desert D’Or with its cactus, its mountain, and the bright green foliage of its love and its money.
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