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Space Exploration 101

This set of articles is perfect for someone who knows nothing about space exploration to learn the basic facts.

What Are The Benefits Of Space Exploration? - Universe Today

What Are The Benefits Of Space Exploration? - Universe Today

The author writes about the benefits of space travel. Specifically, how space travel has created lots of jobs. Space travel has helped education, and how space travel has given us lots of intangible benefits. Some intangible benefits include the knowledge that Mars has methane on it.

A newbie should read this article third because it explains what space exploration has provided us with. The reader already has knowledge of the Apollo space program and the negative effects of space on your body but they don't yet know why space travel is good. So this article is useful to teach them about why space travel is good.

universetoday.com
The Human Body in Space

The Human Body in Space

In the article it talks about all of the negative effects space has on your body. The author writes about the negative impact of gravity on your bones. How isolation and confinement can affect your mental health and the effects of large amounts of radiation on your body.

This article is a good second article for a newbie to read because it shows a less positive outlook on space travel and the negative effects on your body and it also teaches a lot of important vocabulary such as gravity fields, bone density, cardiovascular deconditioning, and space radiation.

nasa.gov
Newsela | The Apollo space program

Newsela | The Apollo space program

In this article, the author explains about Apollo space program and that only certain Apollo missions successfully made it to the moon. In more detail, the author writes about humans first getting to the moon. What the different Apollo missions were, and why getting to the moon is so significant for humans.

This article is very beneficial for a newbie to read first because it teaches the basic concepts that are crucial for learning about space exploration. Some of the concepts that the article teaches are about the Apollo missions, how the rockets that brought humans to the moon worked, and what the astronauts did while on the moon. The article also teaches some basic lingo that people use when talking about space exploration these words include lunar, orbit, and Command Module.

newsela.com
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