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The year was 1961 and American astronaut Alan B. Shepard made history becoming the first American in Space!Aboard the Freedom 7, Shepard's flight lasted 15 minutes and reached a height of 116 miles above the Earth.On February 20, 1962, John Glen, aboard a space capsule (9 1/2 by 6 ft.)called Friendship 7,became the first American to orbit the Earth.Learn more about Space Exploration with this webquest.
1. With little more leg-room then a Volkswagen Beetle,Glenn orbited the earth, three times, in 4 hours and 56 minutes, reaching speeds of 17,000 mph. Glenn got permission from NASA to bring a little gold pin and some small silk flags, things what wouldn't weigh very much.What were three of the things that John Glenn saw as he orbited the Earth?________________________ ___________ _________ Find the answer at this link: http://www.historynet.com/john-glenn-first-american-to-orbit-the-earth.htm
2. From a maximum altitude of about 100 miles, there was a problem with Friendship 7. The capsule started to slant right. What had gone wrong to cause this?_________________. A more serious problem also occurred which NASA didn't wish to tell Glenn, as it might make his safe return to earth, in jeopardy. What was it?__________________ What were Glenn's first words after safely returning to earth and exiting the space capsule?_____________Find the answers at this link: http://teacher.scholastic.com/space/friendship7/orbiting_earth.htm
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3. On October 29, 1998, at the age of 77, John Glenn again went into space, becoming the oldest person to go into space. During this mission, the crew orbited the Earth 134 times, a distance of 3.6 million miles, in 213 hours and 44 minutes! What was the name of the space shuttle he was aboard?_________________.What creature was aboard to study how balance is affected by zero-gravity?______________Glenn studied the effect of bone loss in space. What is the disease of bone loss called?__________________He also studiedwhat other area?_____________How was Glenn studied each night?__________Find the answers at this link: http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/glenn.html
4. What was a problem with eating in space?____________________Describe what early meals in space were like and how they were served.________________How can floating water and food piecesbecome a problem in a space vehicle?______________Find the answers at this link:http://www.spacekids.co.uk/spacefood/
Check out the complete resource(15 webquestions),comprehension questions and extension activities: Space,The Final Frontier: Webquest