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5 Matching questions

  1. Sea of Tranquility
  2. orbital velocity
  3. Ion rockets
  4. Britain
  5. Cassini
  1. a the velocity a rocket must achieve to establish an orbit around a body in space
  2. b is exploring Saturn's moons and launched a smaller probe Huygens to explore Titan, Saturn's largest moon
  3. c improved rocketry in the early 1800s and used rockets against American troops in the War of 1812
  4. d do not burn chemical fuels. They expel ions out of their engines at high speeds. They create less thrust but are very fuel efficient
  5. e flat area on the moon's surface

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the condition of experiencing weightlessness in orbit
  2. the American effort to land astronauts on the moon
  3. found evidence of water ice and identified other minerals on the moon's surface
  4. provided detailed images and data about Jupiter and its moons
  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. space shuttlea spacecraft that can carry a crew into space,return to Earth,and then be reused for the same purpose


  2. remote sensingthe collection of information about Earth and other objects in space using satellites or probes


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


  4. Konstantin TsiolkovskyRussian physicist who described in scientific terms how rockets work and proposed designs for advanced rockets; proposed the idea of multi-stage rockets


  5. Chinawhere rocket technology began in the 1100s