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  1. moon rocks
  2. Robert Goddard
  3. Cassini
  4. Ion rockets
  5. Sea of Tranquility
  1. a do not burn chemical fuels. They expel ions out of their engines at high speeds. They create less thrust but are very fuel efficient
  2. b is exploring Saturn's moons and launched a smaller probe Huygens to explore Titan, Saturn's largest moon
  3. c American physicist who designed rockets and went a step farther by building rockets to test his designs
  4. d flat area on the moon's surface
  5. e 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

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the collection of information about Earth and other objects in space using satellites or probes
  2. Russian who flew one orbit around Earth aboard Vostok I
  3. first American in space
  4. government agency established by the US to be in charge of the space program
  5. 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 True/False questions

  1. Lunar Prospectorfound evidence of water ice and identified other minerals on the moon's surface


  2. vacuuma place that is empty of all matter


  3. Britainimproved rocketry in the early 1800s and used rockets against American troops in the War of 1812


  4. microgravitythe condition of experiencing weightlessness in orbit


  5. Galileoprovided detailed images and data about Jupiter and its moons


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