Space Exploration Tools. Rockets Space Shuttle Artificial Satellites Space Probes International Space Station Telescopes. THE SPACE RACE IS ON!. Rocket Science. A vehicle or device that contains all the substances needed to burn fuel and uses escaping gas from the burning of fuel to move
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YOU do not RIDE in a rocket, a rocket is the fuel source that lifts the space craft.
Used to launch the space shuttle.
Robert Goddard— “Father of Modern Rocketry”Rocket
They take pictures, temperature readings, and chemical readings of the atmosphere.
Clementine (1994)-discovered evidence of water on moon
Magellan (1989)—mapped 98% of Venus’ surface.
The probes move around on the surface of any celestial body.
Mars Rover is an example of a probe you hear about sometimes on the news.Space Probe
MARS PATHFINDER (US)
Any human-made object placed in orbit around a body in space
A reusable vehicle that takes off like a rocket and lands like an airplane
The first shuttle launched April 12, 1981.
Final shuttle mission was March 9, 2011.
The external fuel tank is not reused after flight, but is recycled.
The solid rocket boosters break away and land safely in the ocean by way of parachute.Space Shuttle
Hubble Telescope departing space shuttle Atlantis.
Refracting telescope: Nice Observatory
Reflecting Telescope: Mount Wilson Observatory
A long-term orbiting vehicle that allows astronauts to live and work in space