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The 2000's
Stardust Mission

The 2000's
The 2000's


Stardust Mission
Print Stardust Mission Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work

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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.98

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    aerogel, reentry, flat-bottomed, spongy, canister, underway, plotted, spacecraft, atmosphere, covering, boost, racket, gravity, orbit, jets, extremely
     content words:    Stardust Project, On February, Delta II, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Dust Flux Monitor, Interstellar Dust Analyzer, When Stardust, Air Force


Stardust Mission
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     Caption: Stardust's reentry into Earth's atmosphere
 
2     Some people drive trucks for a living. Some people teach sixth grade. But some people -- some people collect stardust.
 
3     That was the job of the scientists on NASA's Stardust Project. They sent a spacecraft, also named Stardust, into outer space to collect dust from a comet. Along the way, the spacecraft also collected Stardust from space.
 
4     The scientists were especially interested in the comet dust. They already knew that comets were made of raw materials from the early days of the solar system. A look at comet dust could give them information about what the solar system was like before the planets were formed.
 
5     Work began on the Stardust mission in 1996. The scientists who designed the spacecraft and plotted its route faced many challenges. They had to decide how close to the comet they could safely fly their spacecraft. They also had to figure out a way to collect comet dust and stardust.

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The 2000's
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United States
             United States


    American Government  
 
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
 
    Children in History  
 
    Government Careers  
 
    Hispanic Heritage  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
 
    Immigration  
 
    National Parks and Monuments  
 
    Native Americans  
 
    Presidents of the United States  
 
    Women's History  
 


United States History
    A Nation Divided
(1840-1861)
 
 
    A New Nation
(1776-1830)
 
 
    After the Civil War
(1865-1870)
 
 
    American Revolution  
 
    Cold War
(1947-1991)
 
 
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
 
    Lewis and Clark
(1804-1806)
 
 
    Pearl Harbor  
 
    Spanish American War (1898)  
 
    The 1890's  
 
    The 1900's  
 
    The 1910's  
 
    The 1920's  
 
    The 1930's  
 
 
    The 1940's  
 
    The 1950's  
 
    The 1960's  
 
    The 1970's  
 
    The 1980's  
 
    The 1990's  
 
    The 2000's  
 
    The Civil War
(1861-1865)
 
 
    The Great Depression
(1929-1945)
 
 
    The United States Grows
(1865-1900)
 
 
    The War of 1812  
 
    Wild, Wild West  
 
    World War I
(1914-1918)
 
 
    World War II  
 


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