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Space "Firsts" The first person in space was Yuri Gagarin from the USSR. He launched on April 12, 1961 aboard the Vostok 1. The first American in space was Alan Sheppard, who was launched into space aboard Mercury 3 on May 5, 1961.
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The first rocket which could fly high enough to claim the title "first space rocket" was invented by German scientists Werner Von BraunA and Walter Riedel.B The rocket was called V2 but was part of a program from Nazi Germany to attack Britain during World War 2. The first V2 to reach space was la…
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After the launch of STS-127 (Space Shuttle Endeavour) to the ISS, there will have been 500 people who have flown to space. (The launch will be around July.) So as of now, 499 people have been to space. As of 6 July 2016, there have been 536 individuals who have visited space.
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The Apollo 1 spacecraft did catch fire and burn up, killing the crew of three, during a training exercise on the launchpad in 1967. That however was just a trainig exercise, not an actual attempt to launch, and had that mission evenutally gone forward it was just going to be a test of the spacecraft…
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Well basically, anything that has mass exerts a gravitational pull ony other masses. Therefore, when in space in a space station/ship, you are not actually experiencing weightlessness, but the gravitational effects of the ship are small enough as to not be noticable. This is called microgravity. As …
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The first orbiting object was the Soviet satellite Sputnik launched in 1957. If "to be in space" doesn't mean to orbit (which can be disputed) then probably the first man made object to reach space was V2 rocket launched in 1944 to an altitude of 176 kilometers well beyond the 100 km altitude gener…
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First Animal in SpaceThe first animals intentionally sent into space were fruit flies, which traveled along with corn seeds aboard a U.S.-launched V2 rocket in mid July, 1946. The purpose of the experiment was to explore the effects of radiation exposure at high altitudes. Some further V2 missions …
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First Person From Britain to Go to Space Helen Patricia Sharman OBE (born May 30, 1963), is a chemist and former British astronaut. She was the first Briton in space, on Soyuz TM-12 which took off on May 18, 1991. Sharman was born in Sheffield; she is married with a daughter. She received a …
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Answer NASA uses the term spacecraft to mean devices, either manned or unmanned, which are designed for spaceflight. That is, for flight in the vacuum of space. NASA literature is replete with phrases like ". . the Pioneer spacecraft returned the first detailed information on the planets Venus, …
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Six times, In each case, a 3-man crew was sent to the Moon, two of whom landed, whilst the third remained on the mother ship in orbit around the Moon. The twelve who landed on the Moon and their spaceships were: Apollo 11 [July 20, 1969]: [1] Neil Armstrong "One small step for (a) man, One giant l…
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Russia is credited with the first man-made satellite. "Sputnik," a 183-pound, 22-inch sphere, was launched on October 4, 1957. Sputnik was not invented by any one person but was the result of a long collaboration of Russian scientists. Sputnik refers both to the satellite and the program for its lau…
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No animals have been landed on Mars yet. No humans have been on Mars either. As far as animals living on Mars, there is no current knowledge of that either, although speculation exists. Transporting animals (or people) to Mars is still not practical. Currently it would take several months to get the…
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No coz the rocket lauches change once a week sorry but i have to wait  don't care  I don't think so I think it only go's up once you have defeated the elite four.After you have SMASHED them 100 times the man in the rocket place says would you like to go on please say yes because that's w…
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The first animals to cross the Karman line at an altitude of 100 km did so in a V2 rocket on 20 February 1947. They were a bunch of fruit flies. The first mammal in space was apparently a rhesus monkey named Albert II on 14 June 1949, in a U.S.-launched V-2, (after the failure of the original Alber…
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Saturn VThe Saturn V was created expressly for the space program. Earlier rockets were adapted to fit the needs of exploration (eg. the Mercury-Redstone combinations), but the power needed to push a craft into orbit required a completely new design. The Saturn V contains 5 rocket engines, each of w…
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Joseph Goddard, the English architect, was born in Leicester, in England, in 1839.
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It means she doesn't like you enough to see you as much as you want to see her, hence, she "wants space;" however, she would like to use you whenever she feels lonely, then she "misses talking to you." Well,that's the thing though she told me she wanted to be alone for awhile and asked for space…
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Using the Hubble Space Telescope we have seen 13 billion light years into space, these are some of the very first galaxies to form after the big bang. [Search for "hubble space telescope ultra deep field images" to see the actual images.] Although technology is always improving, we can never see mu…
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Answer Well it all has to do with propultion like when a shuttle pushes with rocket thrust into space. Answer I wouldn't say that what a rocket does is worthy of the term flight. A rocket simply provides a force that is greater than the force of gravity and thereby gains in altitude provided …
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The first TV camera was aboard The Television Infrared Observation Satellite Program (TIROS), launched April 1, 1960. From http://www.airspacemag.com/space-exploration/FEATURE-FirstPhoto.html In October, 1946, grainy, black-and-white photos were taken from an altitude of 65 miles by a 35-millimete…
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Gravity AssistIt's called Gravity Assist. Overcoming gravity is all about velocity. Escaping Earth's gravity requires approximately 25,000 mph. Escaping the Solar System needs more than 45,000mph. We dont have a large enough rocket to achieve that speed so spacecraft can use a planets gravity to inc…
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Why would it be unfair? It is dangerous to do; you aren't taking anything away from anyone else likely to have the expertise to do whatever you are being sent for.
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ORIGINS No one person ever "invents" or builds a spacecraft; it is a collaboration of individuals, companies, governments, etc., over a period of many years. Like all NASA projects, HST began many years ago as a scientific proposal that eventually found its way into creation as a scientific instrum…
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Spider was the name of the Apollo 9 lunar module.However, the first LM was not on Apollo 9, it was on Apollo 5 (AS-205) an unmanned test.
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For whatever reasons, some people cannot accept that current human technology could overcome the substantial obstacles to such a difficult achievement. This ignores the concurrent developments in aviation, satellite, and materials that occurred in the second half of the 20th Century. (21st century a…
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The British began using rockets as weapons in the late 1700's, but they were inaccurate in their aim. The main purpose for the Brit's using rockets was to reduce enemy morale. The Tippoo Sultan of Mysore, India famously used 1000's of rockets in defending Seringapatam (a huge well defended fortress…
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Satellite Uses GPS, Weather, Communications, Topography, Mapping, Agriculture, Early Warning, Military Utility, etc, etc........
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There have been six manned moon landings - Apollo 11 landed 20 July 1969Apollo 12 landed 19 November 1969Apollo 14 landed 5 February 1971Apollo 15 landed 30 July 1971Apollo 16 landed 20 April 1972Apollo 17 landed 11 December 1972 There have been numerous unmanned moon landings, 13 soft landings are …
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Answer The fins on a rocket are just there to create stability. As long as there are enough to provide a restoring force against a disturbance, it shouldn't matter. But ...Enough means at least three, symetrically placed, with enough area so that when the rocket tips off of its path a little bit the…
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The critical part of a liquid-fueld rocket that provides it with its ability to "fly" is the combustion chamber, sometimes, but not always, including a shaped nozzle, positioned at the rear (bottom) end of the vehicle. The combustion chamber is open at one end. In its simplest form the chamber is bo…
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The universe is incomprehensively vast. Nonetheless, some day it will cease to exist as we currently perceive it. The sun will use up all its fuel and die in about 5 billion years or so. At that time the solar system will no longer be habitable. Will humans be around at that time? No one knows. The…
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The A4-V2 rocket, the first rocket ever to reach space back in 1944, was developed by the Nazi government around 1938 and 1939. Sputnik Rocket, the first rocket to launch a payload into orbit back in 1957, was developed by the Soviet Union in the mid 1950s. Vostok 8K72K, the first rocket used to l…
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If your mass is 100kg on earth your weight on earth is 980 N on earth. The moons gravity is roughly 1.6 m/s^2 thus your weight will be 160 N I weigh 32pounds 4.3ounces on the moon, when I step out of my space-suit.
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No one "invented" it. It was designed by the Marshall Space Flight Center.
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Nevada, USA Area 51 is what many call a secret military base at Groom Lake, Nevada., located approximately 90 miles north of Las Vegas. Since the mid-1950s, it has served as a testing ground for top-secret prototype military aircraft.To read more about Area 51, go to the related link.Area 51 is loca…
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Russians in Space Sputnik - first satellite, 1957 Yuri Gagarin - first man to orbit the earth, 1961 Use any decent search engine (Google, Ask, etc.) for more details. BEFORE America - that's for sure.
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Outer space is the near-vacuum beyond the Earth's atmosphere. It has no air to scatter the light and so what we observe is a black emptiness spangled with stars and other extraterrestrial matter. People sometimes use the term "space" to describe this region beyond the Earth. However, space does incl…
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Space Exploration The FY2010 NASA budget is $18.7 billion. How much of that is devoted to "space exploration" is a matter of debate (approximately $5-$7 billion), since NASA's funding is divided into aeronautics, operations, science and cross-agency support. (see the related NASA link) Other age…
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According to NASA, space begins about 100 km above the surface of the earth, where the atmosphere is considered to be null. The space shuttle takes about 8 minutes.
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NASA wastes money like farming wastes seed. If NASA had been permitted to patent the tech it created, they would not have to spend one dime of taxpayer money. The spinoff of NASA is tremendous. You are reading these words on a descendant of NASA's DSKY computer, powered by a descendant of NASA's Int…
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Global Positioning System: The mankind depends on the sea trade for transportation of food grains, fossil fuels, metal ores, etc. Global navigation system, GPS helps in timely delivery of these essential goods by providing the ships with essential navigation information. The GNS services are made av…
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40 women have made it to space. They include: Valentina TereshkovaSvetlana SavitskayaSally K. RideKathryn D. SullivanMae C. JemisonEileen M. CollinsPeggy WhitsonSusan StillPamela Ann MelroyJudith A. ResnikSharon Christa McAuliffeShannon W. LucidEllen S. BakerBonnie J. DunbarMarsha S. IvinsTamara E.…
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The first person to travel in space was Soviet cosmonaut Yuri A. Gagarin (1934-1968). He traveled aboard the Vostok 3KA spacecraft, known as Vostok 1, which was launched April 12, 1961, in a flight lasting one hour and forty-eight minutes.Yuri Gagarin
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At Cape Canavaral, Florida.Merritt Island, Florida.
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The inventor of the space suit was Zachery Hansen. Is he??
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NASA considers people to be astronauts once they've traveled higher than 80 km (50 miles). The earth's atmosphere officially ends at approximately 800 km (500 miles) but shuttles and the northern lights have been seen at altitudes of around 690 km (431 miles). Various agencies have designated lower…
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By rocket ship
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Wow. That is a huge question. It depends on a lot of things. For instance, is it light that is travelling, or a person? If it is a person, you might have to wait 20+ years before someone goes back there. The Space shuttles and space planes that are operating now don't go to the moon. They g…
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Difference Between a Planet and a Star A star contains much more mass than a planet, enough that gravitational forces have compressed the matter enough to start a fusion reaction at the nuclear level, radiating the resultant energy out. A planet orbits a star in a regular manner. The sum of a star …
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The short answer is yes, although I think only adults have been to space thus far, and most adult bodies have stopped growing in a lot of ways. So, we don't know whether weightlessness (or anything else) would affect the growth of a child or teenage body which hasn't stopped growing. You'd have to …
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The history of the rocket can be traced back to the invention of gunpowder in Ancient China, as the availability of gunpowder to propel projectiles was a precursor to the development of the first solid rocket.Ninth century Taoist Alchemists discovered black powder while searching for the elixer of l…
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In 1962, the US unmanned Rangers 3, 4, and 5 made impact or attempted impact landings on the moon. There was not to be a manned mission to the moon until 1968, and no manned landing until 1969.
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That's a very good question, and the truthful answer is "Nobody knows for sure". Many have said, however, that the universe was very likely created as the energy and mass expanded. So the "dark, empty void" that is the fabric of space was actually created as the energy from the Big Bang moved outwar…
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Objects in near Earth orbit experience some drag from the from from the atmosphere. (Mind you, it would take a very sensitive instrument to measure atmospheric pressure at 60 miles up.) The answer to the question is that given enough time, the drag will cause the satellite to lose so much momentum t…
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John Glenn (born July 18, 1921, in Cambridge, Ohio), a decorated US Marine Corps pilot, flew the first US orbital mission, completing three orbits of the Earth in his space capsule, "Friendship 7" , on February 20, 1962. He was the third American in space, following sub-orbital flights by Alan Shepa…
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The Earth's atmosphere doesn't end abruptly, so there are different definitions. One of these definitions is that "space" or "outer space" starts 100 km from the surface.
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Space RaceThe Space Race was a competition of space exploration between the United States and USSR (Soviet Union), that lasted roughly from 1957 to 1975. It involved the efforts to explore outer space with artificial satellites, to send humans into space, and to land people on the Moon.
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The people who made the first space rocket were called Werner Von Braun and Walter Riedel.
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the anti gravti pen which the NASA peaple used and the russains used a pencil
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If you're willing to consider the beginning of 'space' to be the distance from earth where there's no longer enough air pressure for a person to breathe, then space is every place that's more than about 6 or 7 miles out and away from the surface of the earth. By that definition, the top of Mt. E…
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500 people have been too space
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Some of the achievements were that they did all their history work and got a hundred in the class. Then, everyone was happy and wouldn't do bad ever again. ********************************* What? the entry above doesnt make sense. What super powers involved included the USSR, the US, and CHINA. i…
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The outcome of the Arms race was the result of the treaties of SALT I and SALT II which in simple terms are the reduction of the weapons of mass destruction (WMD) the space race on the other hand it finish with the treaty of the construction International Space Station (ISS)
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They are used for going into space and as missiles.
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The first lunar landing was by the unmanned Russian Luna 2 on September 13 1959. Though the vehicle impacted, it was not a controlled descent. Luna 9 on 31 Jan 1966 was the first soft unmanned landing. Surveyor 1 on 30 May 1966 was the first US unmanned soft landing 20 July 1969 first manned m…
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Answer "For the first living creatures in space, US launched dogs into the captured V-2 rockets in 1946. The Russians were the first ones to launch living beings on their own. They launched a dog in 1957 in Sputnik 2 but technology did not exist to retrieve it so it died. They launched two more d…
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Answer The biggest star is VY canis majoris! It is believed that it is 2000 times bigger than the sun!!!!! And trust me its true
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Yuri gagarin
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The first rocket to reach "space" was a German V-2 (the A4 rocket weapon) launched during World War II. According to test records, the first rocket to reach "space" was likely the fourth test launch on October 3, 1942. The first USSR (Russian) space satellite was Sputnik 1 in 1957, followed by the f…
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Sally Ride became the first American woman in space on June 18th, 1983.
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No Dr. Roberta Bondar is not dead she is very much alive and well.
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First manned landing Project Apollo was a series of human spaceflight missions undertaken by the United States of America (NASA) using the Apollo spacecraft and Saturn launch vehicle, conducted during the years 1961 � 1975. It was devoted to the goal (in U.S. President John F. Kennedy's famous …
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The first rocket was made in 100 B.C. by an Ancient Greek named Hero of Alexandria. The first rocket used as a spacecraft and a satellite was Sputnik. It was set into orbit by Russia on October 4 1957.
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On June 18, 1983 Sally Ride became the first American woman in space as a crew member on Space Shuttle Challenger for STS-7.
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4 years as it is around 1.2 billion miles away.
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A light year is the distance that light travels in one Earth year. It's not a measure of time, but of distance. Light travels 299,792,458 meters per second in a vacuum (in space). In one year, light travels 9.46 x 1012 kilometers. (Unless it bumps into something and gets absorbed.)
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mars
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Yes, there are six flags on the moon from the six USA lunar landings. All but one are still standing. United States, the former Soviet Union, Japan and most recently India have flags on the moon.
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When the US and the USSR raced to get the newest equipment into space. The United States won in the end, but Russia had the first person in space. His name was Yuri Gagarin. Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon, and he was American.
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Pluto has never been explored by a space probe before New Horizons is currently heading to Pluto and will fly past the planet in July 2015.
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In 1984 Marc Garneau became the first Canadian to fly on a NASA mission to space. On the contary, Mark ZuckerBURG was Marcs butt buddy and they both traveled to space together. ;]
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The name for someone who studies space and its objects would be an astrophysicist whom would study astrophysics.
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The first rockets were invented in China sometime between the 9th and 13th centuries (A.D). These were black powder rockets that were essentially what we would call fireworks today, but were technically what are known as solid fuel rockets. Significant improvements in solid fuel rockets were made b…
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Going at about 13,000 miles/sec, it would take roughly 15-20 years.
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There is no oxygen in space, so spacecraft must carry oxygen with which to burn their fuel and, if they are manned, to allow the crew to breathe.
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Apollo Lunar Missions Apollo 8 Launched 21 December 1968 Lunar Orbit and Return Returned to Earth 27 December 1968 Apollo 10 Launched 18 May 1969 Lunar Orbit and Return Returned to Earth 26 May 1969 Apollo 11 Launched 16 July 1969 Landed on Moon 20 July 1969 Sea of Tranquility Re…
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John crewman dove out of the plain
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A common definition of the "space race" during the 1960s was making the first moon first landing. The US is the only nation to have put a man on the moon, so it is commonly regarded that the US won the Space Race because they had Neil Armstrong as the first man on the moon. It is important to note…
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the equipment that more suitable in space travel is astrocompass (aircraft) which can be used to find true north, while being unaffected by stray magnetic fields.
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Not at all. Mars is much colder than Earth but far warmer Uranus or Neptune. It is, however, the coldest of the Inner planets.
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None has been observed so far.
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Robert goddard
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