We have a space station, which is the object of docking (OOD), and a spaceship, which is the docking object (DO).
What's the name of the area between the DO and the OOD once the DO docks with OOD?
I thought it was "a bridge" at first but a bridge is "the raised part of a ship on which the captain and other officers stand and from where they control the movement of the ship".
I was thinking of "ramp" but no dictionary has a definition I need.
I found "docking port" at NASA but it refers only to the retractable socket that grips the docking ship.
I found "docking compartment" and "docking module" but can't understand what they refer to.
Edit: The area should be a tunnel of some kind through which an astronaut must pass in order to reach the station.
It should be something like this only in space. It should be extendable and lead to a decompression chamber of the space station. It may be rectangular or cylindrical or any other shape. It may be within another extendable object like a wrapped tunnel. Is there some unified name for it?