Space Race/Related Articles
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- Engineering : The profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences gained by study, experience and practice is applied with judgment to develop ways to economically use the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind.
- History : Study of past human events based on evidence such as written documents.
- Physics : The study of forces and energies in space and time.
- Aerospace engineering : The branch of engineering that concerns aircraft, spacecraft, and related topics.
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration : Independent agency of the U.S. government responsible for the nation's public space program.
- Spacecraft : Vehicle designed to operate, with or without a crew, for use beyond the Earth's atmosphere.
- Apollo Command-Service Module : Three-man spacecraft built for NASA by North American Aviation, and one of the two spacecraft that were utilized for the Apollo program, along with the Lunar Module, to land astronauts on the Moon.
- Apollo Moon landing hoax claims : Beliefs that the Project Apollo landings on the Moon were faked by the U.S. government and did not actually happen.
- Project Apollo : A human spaceflight program undertaken by NASA during the years 1961–1975 with the goal of conducting manned moon landing missions.
- Atmospheric reentry : The movement of human-made or natural objects as they enter the atmosphere of a planet from outer space, in the case of Earth from an altitude above the 'edge of space.'
- International Space Station : A space station currently in earth orbit assembled collaboratively by the space agencies of many nations.
- Moon : The only natural satellite of our planet, Earth.
- Project Mercury : The United States' first manned spaceflight program.
- Rocket science : Variously an incorrect name for various engineering disciplines in dealing with unguided rockets or the rocket engines of more intelligent vehicles, or an ironic description of something very complex or very simple (i.e., "this isn't rocket science")
- Space Shuttle program : The current US manned space program which began with its first flight, STS-1, on April 12, 1981; also known as the Space Transportation System.