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Test your knowledge!

What do you call a scientist who studies space?
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An astronomer
What’s the brightest object in our solar system?
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The sun
Which is bigger, Earth or the moon?
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Earth
What do you call people who fly rockets into space?
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Astronauts
Would it take longer to travel to the moon or to the sun in a rocket?
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The sun
Why do astronauts float in space?
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WThere’s no gravity
Which is faster, a rocket or a cheetah?
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A rocket

Facts about Rockets

  • Rockets help astronauts travel into space. Without them, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin never would have been able to travel to the moon in 1969.
  • Humans have only recently been able to travel into space, but rockets have been around for a long time. The very first rockets were invented more than 800 years ago by the Chinese. They weren’t using them to travel into space, of course, but to shoot off fireworks.
  • Yuri Gagarin, a Russian cosmonaut, was the first person to fly into space. In 1961, he took a rocket into space and circled all the way around the Earth before coming back down to the ground.
  • It takes a lot of work to get a rocket into space. They have to travel at a speed of 7 miles per second or 11 kilometers per second in order to leave Earth’s gravitational pull.

Get ready to blast off

These rocket coloring pages will keep any aspiring astronaut busy for hours. With plenty of scenes to choose from, there’s something for all rocket ship fanatics. Even little rocket scientists need to explore their creative sides sometimes. All you need to do is bring your imagination and art supplies. We’ve taken care of the rest! Just download and print your favorite pages and you’re ready to start your space exploration. Whether you want to color, paint, or even draw your own additions onto these coloring pages, the sky is the limit!