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6th NASA science

America's space program NASA
National Aeronautics and Space administration NASA
areo means air
naus means ship
nautic means sailor/seaman
air and water are both fluids DONT KNOW FULL ANSWER
fluids have the ability to flow/and take the shape of a container
NASA was founded: Oct. 1, 1958
1:Project Mercury began Oct.7, 1958(1 yaer after the Soviet union launched Sputnik)
1: orbit a manned spacecraft around Earth2: investigate mamn's ability to function in space3: recover man and spacecraft
6 manned flights were planned from 1961-1963
Mercury manned spacecraft: 1961-Alon Sherpard was the first American in space,his flight lasted 15 min. His spacecraft was named Freedom 7: 1962-John Glen first man to orbit the earth-his flight lasted 4 hrs. his spacecraft was named Friendship 7
Why did NASA name th 1st. project Mercury? Mercury was a Roman God Mercury was the "messenger" or "traverler"
Why were all of the Mercury spacecrafts #7 on April 9, 1959-the first 7 stronauts stood for the " Original Seven"
Gemini Project purposes: orbit,test equitment,test weightless,rendezvousing and dock with other vehicles :1965-1966 10 flights Gemini 3-pilot Gus Grissom-flight almost 5 hrs.
Gemini 8 pilot Neil Armstrong -almost killed on this flight-a ballpoint pen saved his life
Gemini 12 pilot "Buzz" Aldrin
astro means star
astronaut means strarsailor
Apollo Project (1963-1978) purpose to put a man on the moon : Jonh F. Kennedy's dream for America
crew: Edward White,"Gus" Grissom, Roger Chaffee-fire killed all 3 men sitting on the launch pad
no crew until Apollo 7 -the capsule was Redesigned and tested for flaws
Apollo desinged consisted of 3 parts CM-command module, SM-service module.LM- lunar module
lunar means moon
module means a unit (one) used for a specific purpose,usually connected to other units or modules;a detachable section with a special function
Apollo 7 was the first manned flight after the accident with apollo 1
Apollo 11,12,14,15,16,17 all landed on the moon
all manned Apollo flights had a crew of 3 men
Created by: Wilson Hall on 2008-09-27

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