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The Space Shuttles are reusable spacecraft with wings for controlled descent into the atmosphere. They are designed to transport astronauts between earth and an orbiting space station and to deploy and retrieve satellites. Atlantis, Discovery, and Endeavour are the three Space Shuttles in operation today.
%FOLLOWUPS% Even if you rig up a drain within this space, 90 degrees is no problem. It is the 3 inches that is the problem. Bascially this would mean a 2 1/2 inch drain. It will work, albeit slowly.   The problem isn't that you can only fit a 2 1/2" pipe under it, it's that you can't fit a…
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There have been six shuttles, the first being the Space Shuttle Enterprise (OV-1). Although the Enterprise was never intended for use in for orbital missions, its primary use was as a test vehicle for in-atmosphere flight tests of the 747 aircraft "taxi" system that moved the shuttle from Edwards AF…
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Shuttles with Most Moon Trips (they are tied, with 'zero') Space shuttles are not capable of reaching the Moon. They only enter Earth orbit and then return to the Earth. Even if one could reach and land on the Moon, it would be stranded there, as it would not be able to escape the Moon's gravity wi…
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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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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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The first Space Shuttle, originally called Constitution, was renamed Enterprise after a write in campaign to NASA. Although never designed for orbital flight, it was the first shuttle and was used for atmospheric tests prior to the first orbital flight of Columbia. Original designs for the shuttle …
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Teacher Who Died Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe, but she is better known as Christa McAuliffe. She was a teacher from Concord, New Hampshire who was selected out of about 11,000 applicants to be the first teacher in space. She, along with 6 other brave souls, died 73 seconds after takeoff.
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Why Space Appears Black I think you're asking why you don't see the stars. Any imaging system only has a limited range ("dynamic range") over which it can usably detect what it's looking at. In other words, it has to have a maximum bright, beyond which everything is just imaged as bright white, a…
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The first space shuttle, Columbia, was the first shuttle launched into space on April 12, 1981. Prior to this, the shuttle Enterprise had performed flights to test various capabilities of the shuttle within earth's atmosphere. Enterprise was not designed for space flight.
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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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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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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.
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The inventor of the space suit was Zachery Hansen. Is he??
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Teacher in Space Teacher in Space was a NASA program first introduced by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. The goal was to teach and promote interest in space exploration. More than 11,000 teachers applied for the program, and Christa McAuliffe was chosen to be the first teacher in space. Christa Mc…
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No one knows. We can measure space distance in light years (distance light travels in a year, at 186,000 miles a second or 300,000 km/s). One light year is nearly 10 trillion km. Current best estimates suggest the universe has an age of about 13.7 billion years. At the very beginning, just after …
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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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No Dr. Roberta Bondar is not dead she is very much alive and well.
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The Challenger exploded at 11:39 a.m on January 28. 1986, only 73 seconds after take off.
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Damaged seals on a joint in one of the solid rocket boosters made the booster separate from the rest of the vehicle causing a massive explosion.
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To move the shuttle from the building site to the launch site takes 5.7hrs. Shuttle is transported by a crawler at 0.8mph
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China created the first rocket. They are known now as fireworks.
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Max speed so far is a little more than 17,500 miles per hour which is about mach 11-12. It achieves this speed when it separates from the external fuel tank, at the end of the burn of its main engines when it sets up for orbital insertion. It takes care of business up there, and then a short bur…
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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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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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That crap about jirachi and doexys is a myth. Its only for a gameshark. Happy hunting!
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The ISS was invented by sixteen different countries in which include Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United kingdom, and the USA.
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The station provides food, shelter and a working environment for astronauts. It is a joint project between the United States, Russia, Japan, Canada and Europe; and is still in the process of being built. Astronauts spend a variety of times living on the station, usually between four to six months. …
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the person who ininvented is a puppy
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neil armstrong ,kalpana chawla ,sunitha williams,rakesh sharma,etc............
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The Apollo 1 space capsule was invented in February of 1967.
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Columbia was the first of the shuttle fleet to go into space. This mission, STS-1, was commanded by John Young, a veteran of the Gemini and Apollo missions. It was also the orbiter that disintegrated during re-entry in 2003.
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The big engines never ran in orbit. The shuttle coasts. Occasionally, adjustments are made by small thrusters, called RCS thrusters (RCS: Reaction Control System). They essentially squirt compressed gas into space, so they're not really "engines" as you would know them. Do they make noise? Sounds w…
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Name of Shuttle No space shuttle exploded in 2004, but Columbia disintegrated during re-entry on February 1, 2003.
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Contractors at North American Rockwell. Space Shuttle After a gap of six years, NASA returned to human spaceflight in 1981, with the advent of the Space Shuttle. The Shuttle's first mission, STS-1, took off on April 12, 1981, demonstrating that it could take off vertically and glide to an unpowere…
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Answer Depending on the mission, shuttles carry a few days worth of consumables (food, water and extra oxygen). As long as power is not completely out, air can be also be kept breathable by removing carbon dioxide. Also, the shuttle needs power to keep the astronauts warm, and to operate the guid…
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Roberta Bondar, Marc Garneau, Steve MacLean, Ken Money, Robert Thirsk, Bjarni Tryggvason.
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Challenger DisasterThe space shuttle Challenger lifted off and exploded on January 28, 1986 at 11:39:13 , Challenger exploded, killing the entire crew of seven. Click on the link below for the entire story.
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The space shuttle is:A winged vehicle capable of space travel, a "spaceplane" as people may call it, yet it is sometimes referred to as a "flying brick" because it requires a very steep glide slope of 20 degrees and is unpowered as it comes in to land. In effect, it literally shuttles supplies betwe…
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The First Woman in Space was... A. Valentina Tershkova
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Impossible to say, as the Russians won't open up their secret archives. No American has ever died in space, just coming and going from it. At least two cosmonauts died in space, by accidental air loss. Another died when his craft would not stop spinning as he reentered, thus causing his parachute to…
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Columbia's Pilots On STS-107, Columbia's final flight on which it disintegrated during re-entry, the commander was Rick Husband and the pilot was William McCool. Note that neither of them were in any way at fault in the disaster, and the re-entry was and is largely automatic.
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I don't believe so, considering it would be awfully difficult to reverse a huge hung of metal traveling at insane speeds, and we haven't been to mars or Venus, so that sort of mission would be a suicide.
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Astronaut Ellison Onizuka participated in scouting and reached the level of Eagle Scout. However STS-51L had another connection to scouting as well. One of the items flown in STS-51L's flight kit was an American Flag sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 514 of Monument, Colorado. Their scoutmaster, William …
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to seespace if you are in Japan or Mexico etc. not just in one state or province;)
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Escape velocity is what a moving body has to achieve in order not to be pulled back down to the planet. For Earth it is about 7 miles per second.
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Answer No, not yet Answer I believe you may be referring to the Space Shuttle. When it was first being conceived, it was referred to as a space lift, or a space bus. Unfortunately, it never attained the optimistic goals of its original visionaries.
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Never Has Exploded The NASA shuttle Atlantis has never exploded. As of June 2007, its most recent mission was to deliver new solar panel arrays to the International Space Station. The shuttles Challenger and Columbia were both destroyed in separate accidents - Challenger in January 1986, and Col…
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Answer they have stages because when each stage burns up all its fuel, the stage is ejected thus making the rocket lighter so it can travel further and/or higher.
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Sputnik, a Russian satellite.
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The majority of the white clouds seen during the first few seconds of a shuttle launch is actually steam, not smoke. To dampen the noise from the powerful rocket motors on the shuttle, approximately 400,000 gallons of water are sprayed underneath the exhaust for six seconds before launch and fifteen…
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SPECIFIC PEOPLE PLEASE Extraterrestial People. ( People not from this World, their craft are called Flying Discs )  No one person invented space shuttles - the Russians invented sputnik and put the first animal and human into orbit, and NASA put the first man on the moon. Lots and lots of en…
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Well, that we could fly into outer space. Beyond that I don't know what you mean. Jet planes were invented by the Nazis before the first space flights, so the space race didn't spawn those.
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actually you can, but it all depends on the weather. In 2006, you could see Discovery docking with the International Space Station during the twilight hours in clear weather. "The appearance of either the Space Shuttle or the International Space Station moving across the sky is not in itself unusu…
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Since many astronauts are scientists, or are under the direction of scientists, most of the time spent in space is devoted to experiments and keeping the ship clean and in good repair. With their vitals being monitored constantly, one could say that every moment an astronaut is in space is somebody'…
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The very first animals launched into space were fruit flies, launched aboard a V-2 rocket in 1947. Albert II (named after an earlier animal) was a rhesus monkey, and was the first mammal in space, launched on another V-2. The rocket's parachute failed, and he died on impact. The first animal in or…
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There are several good examples on websites belonging to Scouts. They work really well too.
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It is risky for any aircraft to land on a wet runway with redused visibility, but may be even riskier for the shuttle because it comes in at a much higher velocity and a steeper angle. Lol, it's just too dangerous. Also, because the weather- resistant coating on the white thermal tiles burns off d…
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Weather Conditions and the Space Shuttle Although speeds are different, it has similar requirements to an airplane, when landing. And these conditions need to be right , otherwise the SS could not be controlled to be aligned longitudinally with the runway and wings level with the ground. Remember th…
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'Window', when referring to a shuttle landing, refers to the period of time when a de-orbit burn can occur to enable the shuttle to land at one of the preferred landing sites (Kennedy Space Center is first, and Edwards Airforce Base if conditions are unsuitable at KSC). Usually there are only about …
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The first flight ofAtlantis (OV-104) was on 3:15:30 on the 3rd of January 1985(UTC). The mission was STS-51-J which was dedicated to the US Department of Defence. The payload was two DSCS-III (Defence Satellite Communication Systems).
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The 1988 Space Shuttle Discovery commemerative coin had a face value of $5 and is technically legal tender, so you could theoretically change it for $5 at a bank, or simply spend it. According to a recent (2009-08-02) completed listings search on ebay, successful sales of the item ranged from 3 for…
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Before launch the shuttle is moved to the launchpad by the Shuttle Crawler-Transporter from the Vehicle Assembly Building. If the last landing has occurred at the Edwards Airforce Base in California, it will have been brought to this building by the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, a 747 especially adapte…
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Answer I didn't know that it was - but I would imagine they would do so to reduce the weight of the shuttle so it does not re-enter the atmosphere too quickly. If the fuel is something like liquid oxygen it would have no ill effects on the atmosphere. Answer They dump fuel to reduce shuttle …
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The International Space Station.
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First, highlight everything that you want to be in 1.5 spacing. Then, press cntrl and 5 and the same time. To undo, press cntrl and 1 at the same time. Good luck!
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I think that an astronaut will have to chase his/her food or if they don't wont to chase it they can hold it VERY tight and eat and make sure that nothing goes flying. See the Web Link below for the answer and find the 'Space Foods' link within the page. Try the links below. Especially the pictur…
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It is a common misconception that there is no gravitational force acting on the body. On Earth, the Earth's gravitational force pulls us down. We exert a reaction in the opposite direction and hence feel our weight. In space, we do not exert this reaction and hence we feel weightless. Our actu…
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The first space shuttle invented was the space shuttle enterprise.
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Sonic booms occur when an object (space shuttle) is traveling faster than the speed of sound and the air in front of the object is compressed. As the air is compressed it emits a noise, thus the sonic boom.
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i would say neil armstrong because he was the first person to take a step on the moon with 2 other astronauts.
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Space is not black, space is transparent.
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Answer It was the shuttle Discovery that took her to the ISS on December 10 2006, and Atlantis brought her home to Earth on June 22 2007.
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Names of Space Shuttles Challenger (January 28, 1986). Columbia (February 1, 2003) broke up in the atmosphere because of a hole in the wing made by a piece of foam at launch.
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Answer The first space shuttle was built primarily in Palmdale, California at Rockwell's facility.
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A shuttle is the part of a loom that carries the weft thread. It travels very fast from one side of the warp to the other and back again. In transport terms, a shuttle is a service that goes from a to b and back to A, usually without stopping. le Shuttle is the French name for the service which carr…
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First, You need to be really really rich so you can buy the stuff. Once you get rich, you have to buy: Space suitSpace shipSpace helmetOnce you have those things, you can invite someone or else if you want to go by yourself, you can.Get in, start up the engines, and travel into spaceYou should put o…
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Out of squeeze bottle's.
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UHF, S-band and Ku-band are all used by the shuttles.
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you have to go through a train coarse then become an astronaut then you go to NASA and fly into space in a space shuttle. (say hi to the aliens for me)
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The space shuttle was invented mainly for scientific reasons. Space shuttles contain numerous instruments and apparatus to conduct experiments in space and gather information about the solar system. Including cameras, atmospheric analysers and so on. People wanted to know the answers to impossib…
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Give him his space but at the same time let him know you are there for him. But if he is like give me space and being a punk then that's a different story.
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Where did they launch the first rocket
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Answer Christa McAuliffe was to have been the first teacher in space, as part of the 'Teacher in Space' project. Regrettably Christa was killed when the space shuttle Challenger was traveling towards space and exploded 73 seconds after launch. She did not actually reach space. In August 2007, C…
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The main three engines use liquid hydrogen and an oxygen oxidizer. These are delivered under pressure to fuel the main engines. A space shuttle uses a combination of liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen. Solid rocket boosters use a rubberized compound of aluminum and perchlorate oxidizer. Orbiter m…
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A silicone based ceramic-bonded composite that actually consists mostly of air, coated with black borosilicate glass.
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Answer No. A meteorite is an object that has already come through the Earth's atmosphere from space. On the way down, they are called meteors. A space shuttle, whether above or below the atmosphere, would need to avoid meteors at all costs. Since meteors are just rocks on the way from space to Ea…
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The names of US space shuttles are: Enterprise, Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, Endeavor. The space shuttle generally refers to the American NASA spacecraft also called Space Transportation System (STS) and is the current U.S. manned spacecraft vehicle. The Russians did make one "shuttl…
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Little more than 17,500 miles per hour
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Space Shuttle Challenger The Challenger was a space shuttle that exploded 73 seconds after launch on January 28, 1986, killing all 7 brave astronauts on board, including Christa McAuliffe, who was chosen from 11,000 applicants to be the first teacher in space.
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Teacher in Space Teacher in Space was a NASA program first introduced by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. The goal was to teach and promote interest in space exploration. More than 11,000 teachers applied for the program, and Christa McAuliffe was chosen to be the first teacher in space.Christa McA…
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Yuri Gagarin of the USSR became the first human to enter space on 12 April 1961. He was later to die in an aircraft crash while continuing training as a fighter pilot.There is an excellent book called 'Starman' by Jamie Doran and Piers Bizony. It details the life and death of Yuri Gagarin.
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Astronautics and astronomy are two of the branches of space science. This deals with the study of everything that exists in the outer space. Astronomy and astronautics are composed of sub-categories.
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Primarily there are two types of fuels used in most rockets today. The space shuttle, at liftoff, uses both. Solid fuel and liquid fuel. Solid fuel rockets are much like the bottle rockets you can buy in a fireworks store. Once they are lit, the burn all of the fuel available and then burn out. The …
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Space was not built. It is simply there.
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Yuri Gagarin, a cosmonaut of the USSR (Soviet Union, now Russia) completed the first manned orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961. He was the "first man in space".
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Sally RideDr. Sally Kristen Ride, on board the space shuttle Challenger during the STS-7 mission on June 18, 1983. She was born on May 26, 1951 and is now retired from NASA.Her flight took place almost exactly twenty years after the Vostok 6 flight of Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, the first…
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