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Rocket Science

Key Vocabulary and Concepts

thrust the force that pushes a rocket forward.
velocity speed in a given direction.
satellite object that circles another object in space. They relay phone calls and TV broadcasts, and monitor weather.
space station large artificial satellite on which people can live and work for long periods of time.
space shuttle made up of twin booster rockets, a winged orbiter which carries the crew, and an external fuel tank. Most of its parts are reusable.
Who invented rockets? The Chinese developed the first rockets around 1200 ad (during battles).
How does a rocket work? a rocket moves foward when gases shooting out the back of the rocket push it in the opposite direction.
what are the three types of rocket fuel? solid, liquid, and ions.
force push or pull that can make an object move or turn around. The bigger the force, the more movement it can make.
Gravity the force that makes things fall to the ground on Earth and holds the planets in their orbits (paths) around the Sun.
Created by: vnajjar