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Fun Facts - SPACE

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  1. Any free-moving liquid in outer space will form itself into a sphere, because of its surface tension.

  2. Mercury, Venus, earth and Mars are called the inner planets as they are closest to the sun!

  3. December 21st 1968, was the first time that humans truly left Earth, when Apollo 8 became the first manned space vehicle to leave Earth orbit and to orbit the Moon.

  4. Olympus Mons, a volcano found on Mars, is the largest volcano found in solar system. It is 370 miles (595 km) across and rises 15 miles (24 km).

  5. We know more about space than we do about our deep oceans!

  6. The space age began on the 4th October 1957.

  7. If you attempted to count all the stars in a galaxy at a rate of one every second it would take around 3,000 years to count them all.

  8. The one and only satellite that Britain has launched was called Black Arrow.

  9. The odds of being killed by space debris - 1 in 5 billion.

  10. The Earth's revolution time increases .0001 seconds annually.

  11. Driving at 75 miles (121 km) per hour, it would take 258 days to drive around one of Saturn's rings.

  12. Astronaut Neil Armstrong (the first man on the moon) first stepped on the moon with his left foot.

  13. "Moon" was Buzz Aldrin's (second man on the moon) mother's maiden name.

  14. The first conventional use for rockets was rocket mail and catching whales and deer.

  15. The only married couple to fly together in space were Jan Davis and Mark Lee, who flew aboard the Endeavour space shuttle from September 12-20, 1992.

  16. The first millennium, 1 - 1000 AD, consisted of 365,250 days. Our current millennium, 1001 - 2000 AD, will consist of 365,237 days. The third millennium, 2001 - 3000 AD, will consist of 365,242 days. The reason for the differences is the calendar system that was in use during the milleniums.

  17. If you shouted in space even if someone was right next to you they wouldn't be able to hear you.

  18. Feb 1865 and Feb 1999 are the only months in recorded history not to have a full moon.

  19. The first man-made satellite in space was called sputnik.

  20. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

  21. Just 20 seconds worth of fuel remained when Apollo 11's lunar module landed on the moon.

  22. The first woman in space was a Russian called Valentina Tereshkova.

  23. One Day on the planet Pluto is about the length of a week on Earth.