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Aerospace Dimensions - Module 4
Study guide for Module 4 of Aerospace Dimension (Civil Air Patrol)
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Who was the first man to walk on the moon?
Who was the director of the V-2 rocket project?
Wernher von Braun
Who is known as the Father of Modern Rocketry?
Dr. Robert Goddard
What artillery officer of the 18th century designed rockets for military use?
Who improved the accuracy of rockets by launching them through tubes? (Also the fore-running idea for the bazooka)
In April 1961, who was the first man in space?
Yuri Gagarin (Russian)
In Feb 1962, who was the first American to orbit the earth?
In Feb 1962, John Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth. What type of capsule was he in and what was it called?
Mercury Capsule/Friendship 7
In Feb 1962, John Glenn and his Mercury capsule were launched by what type of rocket?
How long did John Glenn remain in orbit?
4 hours 55 minutes
Who experimented with solid and liquid propellant rockets development?
Dr. Robert Goddard
What Englishman is known for the development of spin stabilization?
Who developed the first rocket engine?
What was used to propel the first rocket?
Who was the Soviet's leading rocket scientist and is known as the Father of the Soviet Space Program?
What space pioneer wrote a book about rocket travel into outer space?
Who was the first American in space?
Alan Sheppard (USN)
In May of 1973, America launched its first space station. What was it called?
What was the purpose of Skylab?
To see the effects on man during long periods of time in space
Oct 4, 1957: What was the first artificial satellite put in orbit?
In 1961, Alan Sheppard was the type of capsule and what was it called?
Mercury Capsule/Freedom 7
What type of rocket propelled Alan Sheppard's Mercury capsule into space?
Who proposed the use of rockets for space exploration and is called the Father of Modern Astronautics?
January 31, 1958, the US launched its first satellite into space. What was it called?
In Oct 1958, the US organized its first space program: NASA. What does NASA stand for?
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
What country was first to use rockets for military tactics?
Who used gunpowder to increase the range of rockets?
Who developed a gyroscope system for flight control, payload compartment, and a parachute recovery system?
Dr. Robert Goddard
During the Gemini missions, how many were in its crew?
What rocket platform was used to launch the Gemini capsules?
During the Apollo missions, how many were in its crew?
What was the goal of the Apollo missions?
To put a man on the moon
What date did Apollo 11 land on the moon?
July 20, 1969
What 3 systems make up the shuttle launch system?
2 solid rocket boosters, the main fuel tank, and the orbiter
What is the rate of change in velocity with respect to time?
The tendency of an object at rest to remain at rest and an object in motion to remain in motion. This phenomena is known as?
To force or push; the amount of push used to get a rocket to travel upwards is what force?
State Newton's first law of motion
a body at rest remains at rest and a body in motion tends to stay in motion at a constant rate unless acted upon by some outside force
State Newton's second law of motion
State Newton's third law of motion
every action has an equal and opposite reaction
What system makes up the shape of the rocket?
What system steer the rocket and keeps it stable?
What system gets the rocket to its destination, sometimes referred to as the brain of the rocket?
Whatever the rocket is carrying is called the what?
What system is everything associated with propelling the rocket?
Name the 4 major systems that make up a rocket?
airframe, propulsion, guidance, control
What are the 2 types of propellants used in rockets?
solid and liquid
What are the 2 types of solid propellants used in rockets?
mixture of hydrogen compounds and carbon, with an oxidizer made up of oxygen compounds
What are the compounds that make up liquid propellants?
kerosene or liquid hydrogen, with an oxidizer usually liquid oxygen
He laid the scientific foundation for modern rocketry with his laws of motion?
Sir Isaac Newton
What missiles were called rocket launch vehicles and were the real work horses for the space program?
Redstone, Atlas, and Titan
What was the first spacecraft to recognize the Van Allen radiation belt around the earth?
What launch vehicle powered Apollo 11?
How long was the last mission of Skylab?
What is the name of the car that made the land speed record?
On what date was the land speed record made?
Oct 28, 1970
Who was the driver of the Blue Flame?
What was the high speed of the Blue Flame?
Who holds the record for the world's fastest car?
What is the top speed of the fastest car?
On what date did the world record for the world's fastest car get obtained?
Oct 15, 1997
Aircraft with suborbital capability?
SpaceShipOne's successor that could possibly offer the general public space travels?
Who was the first private pilot to earn NASA's high coveted astronaut wings?
On what date did Mike Melville earn astronaut wings?
June 21, 2004
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