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Enviroment
Refers to the conditions that surround people and affect how they live.
Extreme
Anything at the end of a scale or range.
Exploration
Travelling to discover what a place is.
Technology
The practical knowledge and that people use to make life easier; the use of devices, methods, and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems.
Astronaut
An explorer who travels in space.
Life-Support
Used to describe methods of providing air, water, and food using special techniques
Recycling
Using the same material over and over again.
Telescope
An instrument that uses lenses and mirors to make distant objects appear larger and closer.
Atmosphere
The gases that surround Earth.
Orbit
The path of an object in space around a larger object.
Gravity
A force that pulls together any two objects that have mass.
Sun
A huge ball of hot gases, similar to billions of other stars that we see in the night sky.
Solar System
Used to describe all of the planets and their moons, asteroids(chunks of rock), dust, gases, and other objects that orbit the sun.
Rocket
A tube with fuel at the lower end; when the fuel burns, the force of hot gases escaping from the bottom of the tub pushes the rocket upwards.
Thrust
A force produced by escaping gases which causes the rocket to move.
Enviroment
Refers to the conditions that surround people and affect how they live.
Extreme
Anything at the end of a scale or range.
Exploration
Travelling to discover what a place is.
Technology
The practical knowledge and that people use to make life easier; the use of devices, methods, and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems.
Astronaut
An explorer who travels in space.
Life-Support
Used to describe methods of providing air, water, and food using special techniques
Recycling
Using the same material over and over again.
Telescope
An instrument that uses lenses and mirors to make distant objects appear larger and closer.
Atmosphere
The gases that surround Earth.
Orbit
The path of an object in space around a larger object.
Gravity
A force that pulls together any two objects that have mass.
Sun
A huge ball of hot gases, similar to billions of other stars that we see in the night sky.
Solar System
Used to describe all of the planets and their moons, asteroids(chunks of rock), dust, gases, and other objects that orbit the sun.
Rocket
A tube with fuel at the lower end; when the fuel burns, the force of hot gases escaping from the bottom of the tub pushes the rocket upwards.
Thrust
A force produced by escaping gases which causes the rocket to move.
Enviroment
Refers to the conditions that surround people and affect how they live.
Extreme
Anything at the end of a scale or range.
Exploration
Travelling to discover what a place is.
Technology
The practical knowledge and that people use to make life easier; the use of devices, methods, and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems.
Astronaut
An explorer who travels in space.
Life-Support
Used to describe methods of providing air, water, and food using special techniques
Recycling
Using the same material over and over again.
Telescope
An instrument that uses lenses and mirors to make distant objects appear larger and closer.
Atmosphere
The gases that surround Earth.
Orbit
The path of an object in space around a larger object.
Gravity
A force that pulls together any two objects that have mass.
Sun
A huge ball of hot gases, similar to billions of other stars that we see in the night sky.
Solar System
Used to describe all of the planets and their moons, asteroids(chunks of rock), dust, gases, and other objects that orbit the sun.
Rocket
A tube with fuel at the lower end; when the fuel burns, the force of hot gases escaping from the bottom of the tub pushes the rocket upwards.
Thrust
A force produced by escaping gases which causes the rocket to move.
Payload
The cargo, measuring instruments, astronauts, and equipment that a rocket carries.
Stage
The name for each section of a rockets engine; as a rocket travels towards space, each section drops off after all its fuel is burned up.
Booster Rockets
Engines in a space vehicle that provide thrustduring a launch.
Vacuum
A reigon where there is little or no air or other gases.
Airlock
An airtight chamber where the air pressure can be reduced until it matches the vacuum of space.
Microgravity
Zero gravity; used to describe a condition where objects fall at the same rate and seem to float.
Electromagnetic Waves
Waves of energy, including radio waves, light waves, X-rays, and microwaves.