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5 Matching Questions

  1. solid fuel rocket
  2. geosynchronous orbit
  3. Lunar Prospector
  4. escape velocity
  5. Sea of Tranquility
  1. a oxygen is mixed with fuel (dry-explosive chemical). an example is a firework. Once a solid fuel rocket is ignited it burns until all the fuel is gone
  2. b found evidence of water ice and identified other minerals on the moon's surface
  3. c the velocity an object must reach to fly beyond a planet's or moon's gravitational pull
  4. d an orbit in which a satellite orbits Earth at the same rate as earth rotates and thus stays over the same place all the time
  5. e flat area on the moon's surface

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a large artificial satellite on which people can live and work for long periods
  2. the American effort to land astronauts on the moon
  3. the reaction force that propels a rocket forward
  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. Wernher von Braunthe 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. Britainimproved rocketry in the early 1800s and used rockets against American troops in the War of 1812

          

  3. Ion rocketsminerals 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. Alan Shepardfirst American in space

          

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

          

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