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Vocab words for space exploration
Terms in this set (18)
Vehicle that carries astronauts into space
A behavior of searching and looking for new ways and solutions. This includes things captured by terms such as search, variation, risk taking, experimentation, play, flexibility, discovery, and innovation.
A natural object that orbits a planet
3rd planet from sun; has an atmosphere that protects life & surface temp.'s that allow water to exist as a solid, liquid, & gas
Celestial objects that orbit 1 or more stars (but are not stars themselves), are spherical and do not share their orbit with another object.
Devised to cause space exploration, and the famous space race for the first man on the moon
The investigations of physical conditions in space and on stars, planets, and other celestial bodies through the use of satellites, space probes, or spacecraft with human crews
Boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events have relative position and direction
In the U.S., a person who rides in a space vehicle.
A Russian or Soviet astronaut
A large artificial satellite on which people can live and work for long periods
Space beyond the atmosphere of the Earth
Movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations
A small robotic space probe that can move about the surface of a planet or moon.
A research method in which an investigator manipulates one or more factors to observe the effect on some behavior or mental process
To set or thrust in motion
a piece of land on the Atlantic coast that sticks out from the coastline into the sea. It is the home of the Kennedy Space Center.
Kennedy space center
where all the space shuttles in the US are tested, repaired and launched
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