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понедельник, 11 апреля 2011 г.

The program investigates MISSE—the Materials International Space Station Experiment—and considers how NASA conducts experiments in the vacuum of space. The clip compares MISSE, a passive experiment, to other experiments conducted at the International Space Station and reveals how NASA researches and develops new technology that can survive the harsh space environment.
Target Vocabulary
orbit -a path described by one body in its revolution about another
polymer - a chemical compound or mixture of compounds formed by polymerization and consisting essentially of repeating structural units 
solar cell - a photovoltaic cell used as a power source
 vacuum - a space absolutely devoid of matter

Answer the questions:
Why is the MISSE experiment considered passive?
 Why was the MISSE program developed?
What role does the International Space Station play in the MISSE experiment?
How long are materials left in space before researchers collect and analyze them?
How did the MISSE program help space exploration? What separated MISSE from other
similar experiments conducted on Earth?

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