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This is a Goddard liquid fueled rocket before launch on April 19, 1932. Credit: NASA.

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1 Yes or No, A prism is a transparent optical element with flat, polished surfaces that refract light over a range of wavelengths.


2 Complete the text:

Match up the item letter with each of the possibilities below:
Balloons - A
Sounding rockets - B
Aircraft assisted launches - C
Orbital rocketry - D
Shuttle payload - E
Heliocentric rocketry - F
Exploratory rocketry - G
Lunar rover - H
Ranger 5

microcalorimeter arrays

MeV Auroral X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy

Lunokhod 2



Broad Band X-Ray Telescope

Solar Heliospheric Observatory


3 True or False, The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory is a 12-meter sphere filled with heavy water surrounded by light detectors located 2 km above the ground in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.


4 Which of the following are associated with a horizontal coordinate system?

local horizon
lower hemisphere
a great circle

5 True or False, The Saturn V put Skylab into Earth orbit.


6 A U.S. government project conducting research into the firing of high-velocity projectiles high into the atmosphere using a two stage light gas gun, with the ultimate goal of propelling satellites into Earth orbit was called


7 Yes or No, The various background effects OSO 1 encountered prompted the flight of similar detectors on a balloon to determine the cosmic-ray effects in the materials surrounding the detectors?


8 Complete the text:

Match up the radiation letter with each of the detector possibilities below:
Optical rays - L
Visual rays - M
Violet rays - N
Blue rays - O
Cyan rays - P
Green rays - Q
Yellow rays - R
Orange rays - S
Red rays - T
multialkali (Na-K-Sb-Cs) photocathode materials



broad-band filter centered at 404 nm


thallium bromide (TlBr) crystals


18 micrometers FWHM at 490 nm

wide-gap II-VI semiconductor ZnO doped with Co2+ (Zn1-xCoxO)


9 True or False, Variations in usage can be achieved with the same electricity.


10 Yes or No, A process of using a spectrometer to produce a spectrograph is called spectrography.



  1. Technology can be used to enhance humanity or provide more leisure time.

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