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Temperature in Space
Step 1. Questions
When astronauts want to travel in orbit around the Earth or out to other planets they must always be careful of the temperature. They must protect themselves and the delicate technology they rely on from temperature extremes. In this e-Journal project you will investigate what those extreme temperatures are and how astronauts and spacecraft can be protected from them.
As you visit these Web sites find the answers to these questions:
Which terrestrial planet is hottest?
Which terrestrial planet is coldest?
Which terrestrial planet has the greatest range in temperature?
How are astronauts on spacewalks protected from temperature extremes?
How are spacecraft protected from temperature extremes?
To begin, visit the Internet sites listed in Step 2. You may also choose to visit a library, or use other reference sources. Then follow Step 3 to write your report.
Step 2. Research
Research answers for the questions you were asked in Step 1. Visit these Web sites. Take notes about them on this page, too!
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HOBOS in Space
Learn about the spacesuits astronauts use on spacewalks.
World Almanac for Kids
Visit this Website to learn all about the conditions in space.
More information about the rocky planets in the solar system.
Learn how international space agencies have learned to protect spacecraft.
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