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5 Matching questions

  1. Jules Verne
  2. Ion rockets
  3. space shuttle
  4. vacuum
  5. escape velocity
  1. a the velocity an object must reach to fly beyond a planet's or moon's gravitational pull
  2. b a spacecraft that can carry a crew into space,return to Earth,and then be reused for the same purpose
  3. c a place that is empty of all matter
  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 first to imagine that a spacecraft and crew were shot to the moon by a cannon

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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
  2. the condition of experiencing weightlessness in orbit
  3. 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
  4. the velocity a rocket must achieve to establish an orbit around a body in space
  5. the American effort to land astronauts on the moon

5 True/False questions

  1. Sea of Tranquilityflat area on the moon's surface


  2. Robert GoddardRussian who flew one orbit around Earth aboard Vostok I


  3. 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


  4. thrustthe reaction force that propels a rocket forward


  5. John Glennfirst American to orbit Earth (Friendship 7)