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5 Simple Sentences About Astronauts

  • Who is an Astronaut? An astronaut is a person who travels outside the Earth into Space.

  • Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the Moon.

First Footprint on the Moon.


First Footprint on the Moon.

Neil Armstrong.


Neil Armstrong.


  • Astronauts are often figures of wonder and admiration in their group and this worship is well deserved.

  • The word "astronaut" comes from the Greek word "Astron" means  "star", and "naute" means "sailor".

  • They are also at the top of physical fitness and most are exceptionally brilliant.

Yuri Gagarin.


Yuri Gagarin.


A Few Lines about Astronauts: The first country to send a satellite into space – Russia By being the first to reach the Moon, the Soviet Union entered the space race.  Sputnik 1 was the first artificial Earth satellite built by Russia. It was launched in 1957.  After this, Russia was also successful in making the first soft landing on the lunar surface through Luna 9 in February 1966, and the Soviet Union was the first to photograph the lunar surface. Yuri Gagarin was the first person to go to Space. He was born on March 9, 1934, in Russia and died in an air crash on 27 March 1968 at the age of 34.

Astronaut Facts: NASA

  • NASA was founded on 29 July 1958.

  • NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is an independent organisation of the United States of America, which conducts research on air and space with the help of satellites released by it.

  • NASA does many such things about which very few people know.  Astronauts conduct scientific research in the orbits of planets and satellites. With the help of artificial satellites, scientists collect more information related to the earth.  Along with this, information about the solar system and beyond is also obtained.

  • New developments improve air travel and other aspects related to flight. NASA is preparing to send humans to explore the Moon and Mars under a new program.


Symbol of NASA.


Symbol of NASA.

Fun Facts About Being An Astronaut

  • Astronauts can urinate while wearing their space suits outside of the spacecraft. They wear a maximum absorbency garment(MAG), which can hold up to two litres of fluid.

  • Most astronauts go into space and become 2 inches tall.

  • According to Astronauts, the sun rises and sets 15 times a day.

  • Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman Astronaut.

Solved Questions

  1. Why is Space travel done?  Why do you go to Space?

Ans: Space is the solar system in which we have planets, stars, stars, sun, moon etc.  The basic purpose of space travel is to collect information about planets, satellites, moons and other objects located in space.  This is why space travel is done.  There have been many such astronauts in history who have earned the name of their country by discovering during their travels.  Today we know more about space, and the reason for this is because of space travel.


  1. Who was Valentina Tereshkova?

Ans: Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman Astronaut.


  1. When and how did Space travel begin?

Ans: Beginning of space travel, Russia did not send any humans on this space journey made by Russia in 1957, but sent a robot and made the first space journey.  After success in this journey, Russia sent humans to space and after that, all countries sent astronauts from their respective countries.  The man who went to space, Yuri Gagarin, was from the Soviet Union.  Yuri Gagarin spent about an hour and a half in space during this time and returned safely.  This was the spacecraft's first success.  After this other countries also started sending astronauts on their behalf.

Learning by Doing

Write True or False.

  1. NASA was founded in 1956.

  2. Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman Astronaut.

  3. Neil Armstrong was the second man to go to the Moon.

Summary

Space is the place which has neither beginning nor end, space is the outer shell of the earth. A person who travels in space outside our earth is called an Astronaut. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is an independent organisation of the United States of America, which conducts research on air and space with the help of satellites released by it. Yuri Gagarin was the first person to go into space.

FAQs on Astronaut Facts

1. Who was the first Indian to go to Space?

Rakesh Sharma was the first Indian to go to space.


Rakesh Sharma.


2. Who was the first woman from India to go to Space?

Kalpana Chawla was the first woman from India to go to Space.



     Kalpana Chawla.

3. Who was Laika?

Laika was a Soviet space dog. Wandering the streets of Moscow, Laika was chosen to be the occupant of the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 2, which was launched into outer space on 3 November 1957 which became one of the first animals to go into space, and the first animal to orbit the Earth.