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Describe and explain aspects of exploration of the solar system.

The following questions look at aspects of exploration of the Solar System.
Read and discuss the questions and then fill in the answers as indicated in the questions.
The space shuttle is capable of reaching a geostationary orbit. This requires a large amount
of engine thrust to overcome gravity and reach the escape velocity of approximately 11.4 km per second.

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  1. Define these terms:

    Escape Velocity –

    Geostationary Orbit –

Gravity –

Engine Thrust –

2. Label the diagram on the shuttle with the two forces mentioned.

3. Explain how the space shuttle contributes to the exploration of the Solar System.