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The Space Program

NASA notes and definitions (science)

What does NASA stand for? National Aeronautics and Space Administration
aero air
naus ship
nautic sailor/seaman
When was NASA founded? Oct.1,1958
Whan did project Mercury begin? Oct.7,1958
What was the most important purpose of the Mercury program to recover man and space craft
Who was the 1st American in space and when did he go up? Alan Shepard 1961
How long Alan Shepard's flight last? 15 min.
What was Alan Shepard's spacecraft called? Freedom 7
Who was the 1st man to orbit the earth and when did he go up? John Glen 1962
What was John Glen's spacecraft called and how long did the flight last Friendship 7, 4 hours
How many flights were included in the Gemini project and when did it go on? 10, 1965-1966
Who was Gemini 3's pilot? Gus Grissom
Who was Gemini 8's pilot? Neil Armstrong
Who was Gemini 12's pilot? "Buzz" Aldrin
astro star
astronaunt star sailor
When was the Apollo project and what was its purpose? 1963-1978, to put a man on the moon
what were the 3 parts of the Apollo design? command module, service module, lunar module
luna moon
module a detachable section with a special function
Apollo 11 crew Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins
what was the 1st scacecraft to land on the moon? Apollo 11
What was Apollo 11's LM nicknamed? the Eagle
What did Buzz anounce to Houston when they landed on the moon? "The Eagle has landed"
Where is the communication center for NASA? Houston, TX
Where is the flight/launch center for NASA? Cape Canaveral, FL
What did Neil Armstrong say when he stepped onto the moon? "One small step for man, one giant leep for mankind."
What exploded and where on Apollo 13? o2 tanks on the SM
What did Apollo 13's crew say to TX after the explosion? "houston we've had a problem"
What did Apollo 13's crew do after the explosion? crawled into the LM, used the small amount of fuel left to aim themselves back to earth, used the LM as a life boat
What was the first flight to use a lunar rover? Apollo 15
On what flight did the lunar rover reach 18mph? Apollo 16
What was the last fight to the moon and when was it? Apollo 17, 1972
When did we combine our efforts with Russia to practice a docking in space and what were they called? 1975, Apollo 18 and Soyuz
What was it called when we combine our efforts with Russia to practice a docking in space? "the handshake in space"
What did the president Richard Nixon ask NASA to design? a reusable spacecraft
Air and water are both ___________ fluids
Fluids have the ability to ____ and take the____ of a container. flow,shape
Things can______ in fluids float
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