Space – The Final Frontier. Early astronomers. Astronomer - Astronomers use the principles of physics and mathematics to learn about the fundamental nature of the universe, including the sun, moon, planets, stars, ...
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Our solar system is located in the outer reaches of the Milky Way Galaxy, which is a spiral galaxy. The Milky Way Galaxy contains roughly 200 billion stars. Most of these stars are not visible from Earth. Almost everything that we can see in the sky belongs to the Milky Way Galaxy.
The Sputnik launch changed everything. As a technical achievement, Sputnik caught the world's attention and the American public off-guard. Its size was more impressive than Vanguard's intended 3.5-pound payload. In addition, the public feared that the Soviets' ability to launch satellites also translated into the capability to launch ballistic missiles that could carry nuclear weapons from Europe to the U.S. Then the Soviets struck again; on November 3, Sputnik II was launched, carrying a much heavier payload, including a dog named Laika.
Voyager 1 launched from Kennedy Space Center September 1977. In 1980 it approached Saturn.
Voyager 2 launched from Cape Canaveral in 1977 also.
Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Mostly a manned spacecraft center. Established in 1965.
Kennedy Space Center – Cape Canaveral Florida. Mostly a satellite and shuttle center.
Other places include Mississippi.
The Mercury Program (1960 – 1962)
1st program to put an astronaut into space.
15 minutes, 28 secondsSuborbital flight that successfully put the first American in space.
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