Traveling Into Space
Flashcard maker : Killian Parsons
The space race was the rivalry in the exploration of space between the United States and the Soviet Union.
A rocket burns fuel to produce thrust, the force that moves the rocket forward.
A satellite is any object that revolves around another object in space.
The velocity a rocket must reach to establish an orbit around Earth is called escape velocity.
Any object that revolves around another object in space is called a
The velocity a rocket must reach to establish an orbit around Earth is called
At the end of a mission, a shuttle can return to Earth and land like a(n)
Who was the first person to walk on the moon?
The minimum speed that an object at a given distance from a gravitating body must have so that it will continue to move away from the body instead of orbiting about it.
The velocity a rocket must achieve to establish an orbit around a body in space.
A device that expels gas in one direction to move in the opposite direction.
A small robotic space probe that can move about the surface of a planet or moon.
An object that revolves around another object in space.
A spacecraft that has various scientific instruments that can collect data, including visual images, but has no human crew.
A spacecraft that can carry a crew into space, return to Earth, and then be reused for the same purpose.
A large artificial satellite on which people can live and work for long periods.
-The reaction force that propels a rocket forward-
-Speed in a given direction-