The Voyager missions have taught us a lot about space. The thought and planning that goes into such missions is impressive. Imagine a spacecraft traveling more than 4 billion miles and using only one gallon of fuel every 30,000 miles.
Write a cause-and-effect report about the Voyager's travels through space. You will research the mission and some laws of physics to understand the spacecraft's flight. Here are some questions to guide your research:
Why were precision and accuracy so important to the Voyager mission?
How do spacecraft speed up, slow down, or change direction?
How did the gravity fields of planets affect the Voyager space probes?
Why was the Voyager mission important? What have we learned from it?
Are you ready? Begin by visiting the Web sites listed in Step 2. Look for answers to the questions above, and write down what you learned in the note-taking boxes.
With teacher supervision, you may use search engines to research other Web sites. You also can research the Voyager missions at the library. When you have finished, follow Steps 3 and 4 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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