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final stage in the US program to reach the Moon in which Neil Armstrong was the first human to step onto the Moon's surface.
Project Apollo
First step in the US program to reach the moon that orbited a piloted spacecraft around earth and brought it back safely
Project Mercury
second stage in the US program to reach the Moon in which an astronaut team connected with another spacecraft in orbit
Project Gemini
optical telescope that uses a concave mirror to focus light and form an image at the focal pt.
reflecting telescope
curved path followed by a satelite as it revolves around an object
the arrangement of electromagnetic waves according to their wavelengths
electromagnetic spectrum
instrument that travels far into the solar system gathers data and sends them back to earth
space probe
building that can house an optical telescope; often has a dome-shaped roof that can be opened for viewing
collects and records radio waves traveling through space; can be used day or night under most weather conditions
radio telescope
large facility w/ living quarters used for humans to conduct research not possible on Earth
space station
optical telescope that uses a double convex lens to bend light and form an image at the focal point
refracting telescope
special motor that can work in space and burns liquid or solid fuel
any natural or artificial object that revolves around another object
reusable spacecraft that can carry cargo, astronauts and satellites to and from space
space shuttle