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Woodford Chestnut

on 22 May 2015

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How Does a Rocket Engine Work?

Like most engines, rockets burn fuel. Most rocket engines turn the fuel into hot gas. The engine pushes the gas out its back. The gas makes the rocket move forward.

Who are NASA?
NASA are a group of people that create and launch rockets. NASA stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. They have launched many rockets and one of the most famous ones was Apollo 11. Neil Armstrong was the first ever human to land on the moon. The famous words, "one small step for man one giant leap for man kind" was what Neil Armstrong said when he stood on the moon
How does NASA use rockets?

Early NASA missions used rockets built by the military. Alan Shepard was the first American in space. He flew on the U.S. Army's Redstone rocket. John Glenn was the first American in orbit. He flew on an Atlas rocket. NASA's Gemini missions used the Titan II rocket. The first rockets NASA built to launch astronauts were the Saturn I, the Saturn IB and the Saturn V. These rockets were used for the Apollo missions. The Apollo missions sent men to the moon. A Saturn V also launched the Skylab space station. The space shuttle uses rocket engines.
A rocket is different from a jet engine. A jet engine needs air to work. A rocket engine doesn't need air. It carries with it everything it needs. A rocket engine works in space, where there is no air.

There are two main types of rocket engines. Some rockets use liquid fuel. The main engines on the space shuttle orbiter use liquid fuel. The Russian Soyuz uses liquid fuels. Other rockets use solid fuels. On the side of the space shuttle are two white solid rocket boosters. They use solid fuels. Fireworks and model rockets also fly using solid fuels
Erin R rockets
How will NASA use rockets in the future ?
New rockets are being developed today. They will launch astronauts on future missions.The new rockets will not look like the space shuttle. These rockets will look more like earlier ones. They will be tall and round and thin. These rockets will take astronauts into space. They will take supplies to the International Space Station. NASA also is working on a powerful new rocket called a heavy lift vehicle. This rocket will be able to take big loads into space.Together, these new rockets will make it possible to explore other worlds. Someday they may send humans to Mars.

Mercury is the closest planet to the sun. Its a ball of iron. Also, Mercury has no moons.
Venus is the same size as the Earth but it spins the other way and more slowly. It has no water.
The Earth is the place where we all live. There is land and lots of sea so it looks blue. It has one moon.
Mars is a rocky red planet. Its mountains are the highest in the solar system and its the 4th planet from the sun. Also it has 2 moons.
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun. Its a gas giant. Its the biggest and the fastest spinning. Also, it has the biggest moon.
Saturn is a gas giant and is the sixth planet from the sun. Its got rings made of ice. Also, it has a large moon called Titan.
Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun and is a gas giant. It is the coldest. It has rings made of dust.
Neptune is an icy gas giant and is the 8th planet from the sun. It has many storms.
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