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first to build a liquid fuel rocket?
goddard
first american to orbit the earth?
john glenn
first man to walk on the moon?
neil armstrong
first american to walk in space?
edward white
first man to orbit the earth?
yuri gagarin
first rocket developed?
flying fire
first man made satellite?
sputnik 1
first space vehicle to explore jupiter?
galileo
first US space station?
skylab
first space vehicle to visit all four gas giants?
voyager 2
first US satellite launched into space?
explorer 1
first space vehicle developed by germany?
V-2
what did explorer 1 contribute to discovering that increased man's knowledge of the earth?
the van allen belt
what space vehicle is reuseable?
space shuttle
a rocket's movement can be explained by which of isaac newton's laws?
the third law of motion
in newton's third law of motion it states that for every...
for every action, there is an equal yet opposite reaction.
what are objects in orbit called?
sattelites
what is each rocket in a stack making a larger rocket called?
stage
what type or orbit are weather sattelites usually placed?
polar
what type of space vehicle does not travel in an orbit?
probes
what european probe came closest to halleys comet?
giotto
what module was the only part of apollo to return to earth?
command module
which apollo flight first landed on the moon?
apollo 11
who was the first female space shuttle astronaut (who rode on the challenger)?
sally ride
what space shuttle was destryed during liftoff?
challenger
when did man first land on the moon?
july 20, 1969
what space program tested procedures needed to put a man on the moon?
project gemini
what are the names of types of orbits?
synchronous, polar, and geostationary.
what is the GPS system used for?
navigation
to remain in orbit, what must a satelite do as it comes near the earth?
accelerate
what are different types of guidance systems?
gyroscopic, stick, fins
what fuel did robert goddard burn in his rockets?
gasoline and liquid oxygen
what does 'the rocket's red glare' in the national anthem refer to?
congreve rockets
what was the guidance system hale used with his rockets?
(three) fins
what country is believed to have built the first rockets?
china
did the chinese invent and use rockets to defend their cities against the monguls?
yes
is the launching of a rocket based on the principals involved in newton's third law of motion?
yes
do studies during the international geophysical year include data obtained by satelites?
yes
is the hubble space telescope a probe?
no
are GPS satellites application satellites?
yes
have probes been used to investigate space and other planets?
yes
did the ranger project involve investigations if the moon for a possible landing site?
yes
did the eauropean probe giotto strike the neucleus of halley's comet?
no
were the first manned american space flights called project mercury?
yes
did the command module of apollo spacecraft land on the moon?
no
have soviets ever landed on the moon?
no
was the first space station, salyut 1, placed in orbit by the USSR?
yes
do space programs have any benefit to the people living on earth?
yes