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5 Matching questions

  1. Jules Verne
  2. Yuri Gagarin
  3. Alan Shepard
  4. Wernher von Braun
  5. rocket
  1. a a device that expels gas in one direction to move in the opposite direction
  2. b Russian who flew one orbit around Earth aboard Vostok I
  3. c the 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
  4. d first to imagine that a spacecraft and crew were shot to the moon by a cannon
  5. e first American in space

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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
  2. American physicist who designed rockets and went a step farther by building rockets to test his designs
  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. flat area on the moon's surface
  5. the condition of experiencing weightlessness in orbit

5 True/False questions

  1. orbital velocitythe velocity an object must reach to fly beyond a planet's or moon's gravitational pull


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


  3. Cassiniwhere rocket technology began in the 1100s


  4. solid fuel rocketoxygen 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


  5. Chinawhere rocket technology began in the 1100s


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