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Aerospace Dimensions, Rockets, Module 4, Chapter 1
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First man to walk on the moon
Increased the range of rockets
Designed rockets for military use
Improved the accuracy of rockets by launching them through tubes
A Russian; the first man in space and the first man to orbit the Earth.
First American to orbit the Earth
Experimented with solid and liquid propellant rockets; is called the "Father of Modern Rocketry".
Developed the technique of spin stabilization.
Developed the first rocket engine.
The leading Soviet rocket scientist; known as the "Father of the Soviet Space Program".
Sir Isaac Newton
Laid scientific foundation for modern rocketry with his laws of motion
Space pioneer; wrote a book about rocket travel into outer space
First American in space
First US space station,
A space transportation system for traveling to space and back to Earth.
A technique developed by Englishman, William Hale, wherein escaping gases in a rocket hit small banes that made the rocket spin, and stabilize, much like a bullet in flight.
First artificial satellite; Russian
Proposed the use of rockets for space exploration and became known as the "Father of Modern Astronautics".
Wernher von Braun
Director of the V-2 rocket project.
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