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Exploring Space with an
Astronaut
Vocabulary and Amazing Words
Second Grade
Vocabulary Words
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astronaut
shuttle
experiment
telescope
gravity
Amazing Words
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ascend
descend
orbit
universe
journey
launch
meteorite
astronaut
 A person who has been trained to fly a
spaceship
shuttle
 A spacecraft with wings, which can orbit the
Earth, land like an airplane, and be used
again
experiment
 A test to find out something
telescope
 Something you look through to make things
far away seem nearer and larger
gravity
 The natural force that causes objects to
move toward the center of the Earth
ascend
 To go up
descend
 To go down
orbit
 The path of something like a spacecraft or
planet around something in space, such as
Earth or the sun
universe
 Made up of Earth, the sun, the moon, and all
the other planets and stars in the sky
journey
 A long trip
launch
 Getting something started or going
meteorite
 A piece of stone from space that hits
something