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  1. John Glenn
  2. Jules Verne
  3. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
  4. space probe
  5. Yuri Gagarin
  1. a first American to orbit Earth (Friendship 7)
  2. b first to imagine that a spacecraft and crew were shot to the moon by a cannon
  3. c Russian physicist who described in scientific terms how rockets work and proposed designs for advanced rockets; proposed the idea of multi-stage rockets
  4. d a spacecraft that has various scientific instruments that can collect data,including visual images,but has no human crew
  5. e Russian who flew one orbit around Earth aboard Vostok I

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. flat area on the moon's surface
  2. do not burn chemical fuels. They expel ions out of their engines at high speeds. They create less thrust but are very fuel efficient
  3. is exploring Saturn's moons and launched a smaller probe Huygens to explore Titan, Saturn's largest moon
  4. the condition of experiencing weightlessness in orbit
  5. rivalry in the exploration of space between the US and the Soviet Union

5 True/False questions

  1. space shuttlea large artificial satellite on which people can live and work for long periods


  2. geosynchronous orbitan orbit in which a satellite orbits Earth at the same rate as earth rotates and thus stays over the same place all the time


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


  4. Britainwhere rocket technology began in the 1100s


  5. Alan Shepardfirst American in space