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What was the world's first artificial satellite and the first man-made object to be placed into the Earth's orbit?
What is National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)?
a federal agency dedicated to space exploration
Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins set off on the ________ space mission (the first lunar landing attempt) on _______________.
Apollo 11, July 16, 1969
Who was the Democrat that won the 1960 Presidential campaign largely due to the "missile gap"?
John F. Kennedy
April 26, 1962
Ranger 4 became the first American spacecraft to reach the lunar surface when it crashed into the Moon's far side
Lunar Orbiter 1
Launched on August 10, 1966, had problems with the V/H Sensor, blurring most of the high-resolution images
Lunar Orbiter 2
Launched on November 6, 1966, its main target was the Apollo Zone. This spacecraft returned incredibly sharp photographs of the lunar surface
Lunar Orbiter 3
Launched on February 5, 1967, like Lunar Orbiter 2 it also returned high-quality images of the Apollo Zone
Launched on May 30, 1966, reached the Moon at 2:17 A.M. on June 2, 1966, making it the first, true soft lunar landing
The point where the satellite or the Moon reaches its greatest seperation from Earth is known as what?
The point where the satellite or the Moon makes its closest approach to Earth is called what?
Vostok 2 was launched on _________ and stayed in orbit for __ hours and __ minutes.
August 7, 25 hours, 18 minutes
What were the three objectives of Project Mercury?
1) to orbit a manned spacecraft around Earth
2) to investigate man's ability to function in space
3) to recover both man and spacecraft safely
The _________, which had its first launch in August ____, was the first operational U.S. ballistic missile.
The end of Project Mercury came with the May 15,_____ launch of Gordon Cooper and his _____7 capsule.
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