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5 Matching questions

  1. China
  2. microgravity
  3. Yuri Gagarin
  4. Sputnik I
  5. Britain
  1. a where rocket technology began in the 1100s
  2. b first artificial satellite sent into space by the Russians
  3. c improved rocketry in the early 1800s and used rockets against American troops in the War of 1812
  4. d the condition of experiencing weightlessness in orbit
  5. e Russian who flew one orbit around Earth aboard Vostok I

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the designer of the V2 rocket (a large rocket that could destroy targets and travel really far). He came to America and helped develop many rockets used in the US space program
  2. an item that has uses on Earth but was originally developed for use in space
  3. minerals that make up moon rocks are the same minerals that are found on Earth. In some moon rocks these minerals combine to form kinds of rocks that are not found on earth
  4. rivalry in the exploration of space between the US and the Soviet Union
  5. do not burn chemical fuels. They expel ions out of their engines at high speeds. They create less thrust but are very fuel efficient

5 True/False questions

  1. satellitean object that revolves around another object in space


  2. Jules Vernea small robotic space probe that can move about the surface of a planet or moon


  3. rocketa device that expels gas in one direction to move in the opposite direction


  4. thrustthe reaction force that propels a rocket forward


  5. space stationa large artificial satellite on which people can live and work for long periods


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