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5 Matching Questions

  1. space station
  2. China
  3. 3 types of fuel used to power rockets
  4. escape velocity
  5. microgravity
  1. a the condition of experiencing weightlessness in orbit
  2. b solid fuel, liquid fuel, and electrically charged particles of gas
  3. c a large artificial satellite on which people can live and work for long periods
  4. d where rocket technology began in the 1100s
  5. e the velocity an object must reach to fly beyond a planet's or moon's gravitational pull

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. the reaction force that propels a rocket forward
  2. first artificial satellite sent into space by the Russians
  3. Russian who flew one orbit around Earth aboard Vostok I
  4. an object that revolves around another object in space
  5. first to imagine that a spacecraft and crew were shot to the moon by a cannon

5 True/False Questions

  1. NASAgovernment agency established by the US to be in charge of the space program


  2. Alan Shepardfirst American to orbit Earth (Friendship 7)


  3. moon rocksdo not burn chemical fuels. They expel ions out of their engines at high speeds. They create less thrust but are very fuel efficient


  4. space spinoffan item that has uses on Earth but was originally developed for use in space


  5. rovera small robotic space probe that can move about the surface of a planet or moon


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