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science 8

space tools

TermDefinition
thrust the force that propels an aircraft or missile
cosmonaut astronaut of the former Soviet Union or present-day Russian space program
telescope an instrument that can magnify the size of distant objects
orbit curved path followed by a satellite as it revolves around an object
space shuttle reusable spacecraft that can carry cargo, astronauts, and satellites to and from space
space station large facility with living quarters,work and exercise areas, equipment, support system for humans to live and work in space and conduct research
space probe instrument that travels far into the solar system and gathers data to send back to Earth
satellite any natural or artificial object that revolves around another object
project mercury 1 step in the US program to reach the Moon that orbited a piloted space craft around Earth and brought it back safely
project gemini 2 step in the US program to reach the Moon in which an astronaut team connected with another spacecraft in orbit
project apollo final stage in US program to reach the Moon in which Neil Armstrong was the first human to step onto the Moon's surface
refracting telescope optical telescope that uses a double convex lens to bend light and form an image at the focal point
reflecting telescope optical telescope that uses a concave mirror to focus light and form an image at the focal point
rocket special engine that can work in space and burn liquid and solid fuel
radio telescope collects and records radio waves traveling through space;can be used day or night under most weather conditions
observatory building that can house an optical telescope; often has a dome-shaped roof that can be opened for viewing
Created by: rconner