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5 Matching questions

  1. Alan Shepard
  2. rocket
  3. 3 types of fuel used to power rockets
  4. Jules Verne
  5. thrust
  1. a first to imagine that a spacecraft and crew were shot to the moon by a cannon
  2. b the reaction force that propels a rocket forward
  3. c first American in space
  4. d solid fuel, liquid fuel, and electrically charged particles of gas
  5. e a device that expels gas in one direction to move in the opposite direction

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. oxygen 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
  2. the velocity an object must reach to fly beyond a planet's or moon's gravitational pull
  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. a large artificial satellite on which people can live and work for long periods
  5. where rocket technology began in the 1100s

5 True/False questions

  1. Robert Goddarda small robotic space probe that can move about the surface of a planet or moon

          

  2. Apollo programthe American effort to land astronauts on the moon

          

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

          

  4. Ion rocketsdo not burn chemical fuels. They expel ions out of their engines at high speeds. They create less thrust but are very fuel efficient

          

  5. Sputnik Iimproved rocketry in the early 1800s and used rockets against American troops in the War of 1812