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Propulsion (03:03)


Space ships move through the Earth's atmosphere with rockets. A chemical reaction between fuel and liquid oxygen propels the rockets.

Origins (01:32)

The first rocket using fuel and liquid oxygen was launched in 1926. Rocket technology was used during World War II.

History (03:51)

The first satellite was launched by the Soviet Union in 1957. It began the space race between the Soviet Union and the United States. In 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the Moon.

Space Shuttle (01:47)

A space shuttle is a type of spaceship that can be recovered and reused. It has an external fuel tank and two rocket boosters.

Summary (00:56)

Fuel and liquid oxygen allow rockets to propel spaceships. Spaceships use launch stages to leave the Earth's atmosphere. Space shuttles make space travel easier.

Credits: How Does Space Travel Work? (00:47)

Credits: How Does Space Travel Work?

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How Does Space Travel Work?

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How do people travel into space? Learn about humankind's first attempts at space flight. We’ll also cover rockets, fuels, speed, satellites, the first manned space-flights, launchings, man’s first steps on the Moon, and space shuttles.

Length: 14 minutes

Item#: BVL155108

Copyright date: ©2013

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