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Worksheet # 4

Read:  The star commander has just sent you a secret message.  To unscramble it you must answer the questions below.  When you are finished place the letters in the correct order at the bottom of the page.

Hint:  Visit http://www.KidsAstronomy.com/explore_index.htm for help finding the answers.


1.  What was the name of the first satellite NASA sent to Mars?

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2.  What was the name of the first shuttle to be launched?

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3.  When scientists use more then one telescope to look at the same object it is called a 

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4.  What is the name of the probe which fell into the Atlantic Ocean after NASA attempted to send it to Mars?

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5.  The Space _______ will one day be replaced by cheaper, faster, and better space craft.

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6.  The most powerful telescope in the world is the

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7.  The first astronauts to travel to distant stars might use what to get up to light speed instead of engines.

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8.  Through the work done by astronauts during shuttle missions scientists learn the effects of weightlessness on

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9.  The Viking 1 and Viking 2  missions consisted of both an orbiter, and a 

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10.  The biggest canyon on Mars is much bigger than the

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