Flashcards on Science and Technology: Space Exploration

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What is a celestial body that orbits a planet called?

Moon

What is the study of celestial bodies called?

Astronomy

What is the process of launching a spacecraft called?

Space Launch

What is the spacecraft used by NASA to explore space called?

Space Shuttle

What is the largest planet in our solar system?

Jupiter

What is the process of exploring outer space called?

Space Exploration

What is the closest star to Earth?

Sun

What is the study of space travel called?

Astrobiology

What is the name of the first human to walk on the moon?

Neil Armstrong

What is the process of returning to Earth from space called?

Reentry

What is the smallest planet in our solar system?

Mercury

What is the name of the space telescope launched by NASA in 1990?

Hubble

What is the process of space exploration using robotic spacecraft called?

Robotic Exploration

What is the outermost planet in our solar system?

Neptune

What is the name of the first artificial satellite launched into space?

Sputnik

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