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5 Matching questions

  1. microgravity
  2. Alan Shepard
  3. liquid -fuel rocket
  4. 3 types of fuel used to power rockets
  5. Sputnik I
  1. a first artificial satellite sent into space by the Russians
  2. b first American in space
  3. c oxygen and the fuel are in liquid form and stored in separate compartments. When the rocket fires the fuel and oxygen are pumped into the same chamber and ignited. Advantage is that the amount of fuel burned can be regulated by how much liquid fuel and oxygen are mixed together
  4. d solid fuel, liquid fuel, and electrically charged particles of gas
  5. e the condition of experiencing weightlessness in orbit

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a spacecraft that has various scientific instruments that can collect data,including visual images,but has no human crew
  2. first to imagine that a spacecraft and crew were shot to the moon by a cannon
  3. Russian physicist who described in scientific terms how rockets work and proposed designs for advanced rockets; proposed the idea of multi-stage rockets
  4. the reaction force that propels a rocket forward
  5. a small robotic space probe that can move about the surface of a planet or moon

5 True/False questions

  1. Britainwhere rocket technology began in the 1100s


  2. Sea of Tranquilityan object that revolves around another object in space


  3. Yuri GagarinRussian who flew one orbit around Earth aboard Vostok I


  4. Robert GoddardAmerican physicist who designed rockets and went a step farther by building rockets to test his designs


  5. moon rocksminerals 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


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