By Melvin Berger, Gilda Berger
Photographs and tales approximately house exploration encompass young ones, fueling their interest approximately what lies past Earth's surroundings. during this easy-to-understand e-book, childrens will learn the way a rocket works, how a satellite tv for pc remains in orbit, how an area station is outfitted, what itıs prefer to be an astronaut, and lots more and plenty, even more.
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Which probe flew close to a comet? Giotto, hurled into space on July 2, 1985. Giotto got within 375 miles (600 km) of Halley’s comet on March 13, 1986. A comet is a dirty snowball made up of frozen gases and particles of dust. At the time Giotto was photographing the comet, the probe was traveling 149,133 miles (240,000 km) an hour! The probe is named for Giotto di Bondone, an Italian artist who painted Halley’s comet in 1305. Which probe flew close to an asteroid? Galileo, which started its six-year journey to Jupiter on October 18, 1989.
Which is the longest-lasting space station? Mir, put into orbit by the Soviet Union on February 20, 1986. For 13 years, groups of astronauts from different countries took turns working and living in Mir. Valery Polyakov set a record for the longest stay in a space station—one year and 73 days. Are there plans for other space stations? Yes. Engineers from 16 countries are building the huge International Space Station. A Russian rocket put the first module into orbit on November 20, 1998; the second section went up on the shuttle and was attached a few weeks later.
The ones made in space are all perfect. Will we ever get energy from space? Yes. Scientists plan to send a gigantic panel of solar cells into orbit. The cells would capture the sun’s light and change it into electricity. This energy would then be beamed down to Earth. The problem is weight. A solar power station would be very heavy. The panels would weigh about 600 times as much as Skylab, the heaviest object ever launched into space. Space shuttles might need about 5,000 flights just to carry up all the parts!