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First space walk

Alexei Leonov

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First communications satellite

Echo I

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Closest star

Proxima Centauri

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The Earth's magnetic belt

Van Allen belt

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Solar magnetic storms with 11-year cycles

Sun spots

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The ringed planet

Saturn

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Saturn's orbital period

29 years

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Pathfinder's mobile rover

Sojourner

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The sun's "breeze"

Solar wind

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Apollo 13 commander

James Lovell

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U.S. space station

Skylab

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Comet that returns every 76 years

Halley's comet

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Polish astronomer

Copernicus

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Galilean moons

Io, Europa, Calysto and Ganymede

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First weather satellite

Tiros

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Pluto's moon

Charon

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Probe to Uranus

Voyager II

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Third American in space (three orbits)

John Glenn

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Stars known as "seven sisters"

Pleiades

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Second American in space (suborbital)

Gus Grissom

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First space shuttle crew

Young and Crippen

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Second man to walk on the moon

Buzz Aldrin

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Oldest U.S. astronaut, launched in 1998

John Glenn (77 yrs. Old)

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English astronomer royal

Sir Edmund Halley

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Italian astronomer

Galileo (Galilei)

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First woman in space

Valentina Tereshkova

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The "Greenhouse effect" planet

Venus

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North star or pole star

Polaris

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German astronomer

Johannes Kepler

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Probe to Neptune

Voyager II

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Comet that struck Jupiter in 1994

Shoemaker-Levy 9

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Probe to Venus

Venera (Russian)

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American astronomer

Edwin Hubble

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Largest volcano in solar system

Mars' Olympus Mons

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1983 book chronicling the U.S. Space program

_The Right Stuff_

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Mars' orbital period

1.9 years

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The sun's halo

Corona

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Milky Way's satellite galaxies

Large and Small Magellanic Cloud

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The only planet not named after mythological figure

Earth

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French astronomer family

Cassini

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First American woman to walk in space

Kathryn Sullivan

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One-person U.S. space program

Mercury

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Largest known asteroid

Ceres

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Venus' orbital period

225 days

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Planet closest to sun, with no moons.

Mercury

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American female astronomer

Maria Mitchell

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First man to walk on the moon

Neil Armstrong

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Three-person U.S. space program

Apollo

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Russian space station

Mir ("peace" in Russian)

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First telecommunications satellite

Telstar

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Neptune's discoverer

Johann Galle, 1856

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Comet visible for several months in 1996

Hale-Bopp

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English astronomer family

Herschel

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First female space shuttle commander

Eileen Collins

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Danish astronomer

Tycho Brahe

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Lunar probe

Surveyor

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Man who played golf on the moon

Alan Shepard

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First man in space

Yuri Gagarin

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Space Shuttle names

Enterprise (atmospheric tests only), Columbia, Challenger, Atlantis, Discovery, Endeavor

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First American in space (suborbital)

Alan Shepard

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The smallest planet

Pluto

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First American to walk in space

Edward White

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Theory of the expanding universe

Big Bang theory

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The second smallest planet

Mercury

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The red planet

Mars

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"Equine" nebula

Horse head nebula

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Nebula named for sea creature

Crab nebula

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"Dog Star", brightest star in sky

Sirius

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Probes to Jupiter

Voyager I & II, Galileo

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Galactic cloud of dust and gas

Nebula

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Apollo 11 landing module

Eagle

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Mercury's oribital period

88 days

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The blue planet (not earth)

Neptune

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Two-person U.S. space program

Gemini

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Belt between Mars and Jupiter

Asteroid belt (possibly a destroyed planet)

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Jupiter's orbital period

12 years

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Mars' moons

Phobos (larger) and Demos (smaller)

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First American woman in space

Sally Ride

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Greek astronomer (2nd century)

Ptolemy

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The largest planet (larger than all others put together)

Jupiter

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Uranus' discoverer

William Herschel, 1781

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First man-made object to leave the solar system

Pioneer 10

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Pluto's discoverer

Clyde Taumbaugh

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Moons of Neptune

Triton, Neried, others

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Neptune's orbital period

165 years

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Highly touted comet that fizzled in 1973

Comet Kahoutek

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First U.S. satellite

Explorer I

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Saturn moon with mysterious atmosphere

Titan

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Mars probes

Ranger, Pathfinder, Viking

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Probes to Saturn

Voyager I & II, Cassini

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Uranus moons names charecterized by what?

name after Shakesperean characters

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First satellite, 1957

Sputnik

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Closest major galaxy

Andromeda

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Pluto's orbital period

248 years

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Uranus' orbital period

84 years