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T-26

The T-26 tank was a Soviet light infantry tank used during many wars of the 1930s as well as during World War II. It was an improved version of the British Vickers 6-Ton tank. It was one of the best and last tank designs of the 1920s. The tank st ...

                                               

Tank

A tank is an armoured combat vehicle, typically armed with a large cannon mounted on a turret and a few machine guns. A tank is covered in thick armour to protect it from enemy weapons. Tanks have tracks that wrap around its wheels to spread out ...

                                               

Cabin (truck)

The cabin or cab of a truck is the inside space in a truck where the driver is seated. Modern long-haul trucks cabs usually feature air conditioning, a good sound system, and ergonomic seats. Pickup truck cabs have options that can make them as c ...

                                               

Beagle 2

The Beagle 2 was a British Mars lander that was carried to Mars by the European Space Agencys 2003 Mars Express mission. It was an astrobiology mission that was designed to look for past life on the shallow surface of Mars. The Beagle 2 was conce ...

                                               

Gaia (spacecraft)

Gaia is a space observatory. It was launched by the European Space Agency on 19 December 2013. The mission aims to compile a 3D space catalogue of about one billion astronomical objects. It will study about 1% of the Milky way population. A succe ...

                                               

Kepler (spacecraft)

Kepler is a space observatory launched by NASA to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars. The spacecraft, named in honor of the 17th-century German astronomer Johannes Kepler, was launched on 7 March 2009. It was active for 12 years, 1 ...

                                               

Orion (spacecraft)

Orion is a spacecraft built by Lockheed Martin for NASA. Each Orion spacecraft will be able to carry up to six astronauts. The Orion vehicle will be launched on the Space Launch System. The first launch was on the Delta IV Heavy. Orion will launc ...

                                               

OSIRIS-REx

OSIRIS-REx is a NASA asteroid-study and sample-return mission. The missions main goal is to get a sample of at least 60 g 2.1 oz from 101955 Bennu, a carbonaceous near-Earth asteroid, and return the sample to Earth for a detailed analysis. The ma ...

                                               

Parker Solar Probe

Parker Solar Probe is a NASA robotic spacecraft heading towards the outer corona of the Sun. It will reach to within 8.86 solar radii from the "surface" of the Sun and will travel, at closest approach, as fast as 700.000 km/h.

                                               

Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is a planned NASA space telescope designed to search for planets outside of the Solar System. TESS was launched on April 18, 2018 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force ...

                                               

Satellite (artificial)

A satellite is an object that orbits another object. In space, satellites may be natural, or artificial. The moon is a natural satellite that orbits the Earth. Most artificial satellites also orbit the Earth, but some orbit other planets, or the ...

                                               

Geostationary orbit

A geostationary orbit is a type of geosynchronous orbit directly above the Earths equator. Like all geosynchronous orbits, it has a period that is 24 hours. This means it goes around the Earth as fast as the Earth spins, and so it appears to stay ...

                                               

Hakucho

Hakucho is the name of a Japanese artificial satellite which was put into orbit. The launch was a project of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science of the University of Tokyo. Hakucho was sent into orbit on February 21, 1979. It reenter ...

                                               

Ōsumi (satellite)

Ōsumi, also known as Ohsumi, is the name of the first Japanese artificial satellite which was put into orbit. It was named after Ōsumi Province in the area of Kagoshima Prefecture on the island of Kyūshū. The launch was a project of the Institute ...

                                               

QuikSCAT

The QuikSCAT is an earth-observing satellite that provides wind speed and direction information over oceans to NOAA. It is a "quick recovery" mission to fill the gap created by the loss of data from the NASA Scatterometer that was lost in June 19 ...

                                               

Sakigake

Sakigake is the name of the a Japanese space probe which was sent on a interplanetary mission. The launch was a project of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science of the University of Tokyo. The satellite was launched on January 7, 1985.

                                               

Sputnik 1

Sputnik 1 was the first artificial satellite to go around the Earth. It was made by the Soviet Union. It was launched on 4 October 1957 at Baikonur Cosmodrome. It orbited the Earth for three months. It carried a radio transmitter. It did 1.440 or ...

                                               

Suisei

Suisei is the name of a Japanese spacecraft. This was Japans first interplanetary mission. The launch was a project of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science of the University of Tokyo. The unmanned space probe was sent into space on Au ...

                                               

Yohkoh

Yohkoh, is the name of a Japanese artificial satellite which was put into orbit. The launch was a project of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science of the University of Tokyo. The satellite was sent into orbit on August 30, 1991. Its mi ...

                                               

Space Shuttle Buran

Space Shuttle Buran was the first space shuttle run by Soviet Union. It flew one unmanned flight before being retired and was destroyed in a hangar collapse in 2002.

                                               

Vostok 2

Vostok 2 was a Soviet space mission. It carried cosmonaut Gherman Titov into orbit for a full day to study the effects of a long period of weightlessness on the human body. Titov orbited the earth over 17 times. Yuri Gagarin in Vostok 1 had only ...

                                               

Space observatory

A space observatory is any instrument in outer space which is used for observation of distant objects. Planets, stars, galaxies, and other outer space objects may be viewed and recorded. This category does not include observatories in space which ...

                                               

Chandra X-ray Observatory

The Chandra X-ray Observatory is a space telescope launched by NASA on July 23, 1999. Chandra is sensitive to X-ray sources 100 times fainter than any previous X-ray telescope. This is done by the high angular resolution of its mirrors. Since the ...

                                               

Hubble Space Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope is the first big optical space observatory telescope. Being above the atmosphere means it can see the sky more clearly than a telescope on the ground. The atmosphere blurs starlight before it reaches Earth. Named after ...

                                               

James Webb Space Telescope

James Webb Space Telescope is a telescope that will be put into space. It is planned to be launched in 2021. It is a replacement for the Hubble Space Telescope which was launched in 1990. The telescope is named after James E. Webb, who was a dire ...

                                               

NuSTAR

NuSTAR is a telescope launched into space by NASA in 2012. It is the eleventh satellite in the "Small Explorer" program. Telescopes in space can see much better than on Earth, because the telescopes on Earth need to look through the atmosphere. N ...

                                               

Spitzer Space Telescope

The Spitzer Space Telescope is a telescope launched into space by NASA in 2003. It is the fourth telescope in the Great Observatories program. The Hubble Space Telescope takes pictures of visible light, and the Spitzer Space Telescope takes pictu ...

                                               

InterCity 125

The InterCity 125 was the brand name of British Rails High Speed Train fleet. The InterCity 125 train is made up of two locomotives, one at each end of a fixed formation of carriages, and is capable of 125 mph in regular service. British Rail ini ...

                                               

Maglev train

Maglev trains are a very fast type of high-speed rail. Magnetic levitation is a technology that uses magnetic fields to make the train move. These fields lift the train a small distance above the tracks and move the train. They are much faster th ...

                                               

TGV

The TGV, is a category of high speed trains. They are used in France. They are also used for some travel between France and England, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Spain. The trains normally travel at speeds between 270 ...

                                               

Anchor

Anchors are used to stop boats from moving. Today, anchors are usually made of metal, and they are made to catch the ocean floor. There are two main types of anchors: temporary and permanent. A permanent anchor is called a mooring block and is no ...

                                               

Bluebird K7

Bluebird K7 was a boat built for Donald Campbell to break the World Water Speed Record. Bluebird was a special kind of boat, called a hydroplane, that skims over the top of the water instead of pushing through it like a normal boat. Bluebird was ...

                                               

Canoe

A canoe is a small boat, that is often driven by manpower or womanpower, but also commonly sailed. Canoes are pointed at both ends and usually open on top, but can be covered. Canoes are known as "Paddle boats" in some small towns in the south of ...

                                               

Coracle

The coracle is a small, lightweight boat. They were used in Wales, parts of Western and South West England, Ireland, and Scotland The word is also to describe similar boats from India, Vietnam, Iraq and Tibet. The word "coracle" comes from the We ...

                                               

Dinghy sailing

Small boats have always been used to bring people and produce around. This might mean from place to place but often from an anchored ship to the shore. Charles II of England had a sailing dinghy given to him when he returned from exile to England ...

                                               

Fore-and-aft rig

A fore-and-aft rig is a sailing rig that mainly has sails that are set along the line of the keel instead of perpendicular to it. Such sails are described as fore-and-aft rigged.

                                               

Hydrofoil

A hydrofoil is a type of boat that can lift its hull out of the water with a pair of special wings underwater. These wings are like the wings of an airplane.

                                               

Kayak

A kayak is a small boat that is driven by manpower. It typically has a covered deck, and a cockpit covered by a spraydeck. It is propelled by a double-bladed paddle by a sitting paddler. The kayak was used by the native Ainu, Inuit, Aleut and Esk ...

                                               

One-design dinghy

In 1887 Thomas Middleton, a Dublin solicitor, thought that yacht racing was too expensive. He then invented the one-design boat. He wanted yacht racing to show just skill at sailing with all boats to be the same. He found some other people who ag ...

                                               

Punt (boat)

A punt is a flat boat with a broad front. It is designed for use in small rivers or other shallow water. Punting means boating in a punt. The punter pushes a pole against the river bed and this gives the punt a way to move. Punts were originally ...

                                               

Sloop

A sloop is a sailboat usually with one mast and fore-and-aft rigged sails. It can also describe a square rigged sailing ship of two or more masts which is sometimes called a sloop of war. The French called them corvettes. Originally the definitio ...

                                               

Yacht

A yacht is a type of boat which is mainly used for recreation. It usually has a cabin, so it does not need to return to the harbour overnight. Originally, yachts were sailing-boats, but now there are also motor yachts. The name comes from the Dut ...

                                               

SS Andrea Doria

SS Andrea Doria was an Italian ocean liner, or passenger ship. It was owned by a ship line called the Italian Line. It was said to be the biggest, fastest, safest, and most beautiful ship in Italy after World War II. It could carry 1.221 passenge ...

                                               

HMS Beagle

HMS Beagle was a Cherokee -class ship of the Royal Navy. It was launched on 11 May 1820 from the Woolwich Dockyard on the River Thames. It is best known for a voyage that carried Charles Darwin.

                                               

Bermuda rig

A Bermuda rig, also called a Marconi rig, is a fore-and-aft rig that uses a triangular mainsail. The sail is usually attached to a boom at its foot. It has a number of variations. Due to the physics of the wind, the tall thin sails of the Bermudi ...

                                               

Boat positions

The front of a boat is called the bow, while the rear of a boat is called the stern. When looking towards the bow, the left-hand side of the boat is the port side. Starboard is the corresponding word for the right side of a boat.

                                               

Brig

A brig is a sailing ship with two square-rigged masts. During the Age of Sail, brigs were seen as fast and maneuverable. They were used as both naval warships and merchant vessels. Even after the sailing age ended they were used as training ships ...

                                               

Cutter (boat)

A cutter is typically a small, but in some cases a medium-sized, watercraft designed for speed rather than for capacity. Traditionally a cutter is a smaller sailing ship with a single mast. It is fore-and-aft rigged, with two or more headsails an ...

                                               

Deck (ship)

Decks are the main horizontal parts of a ships structure. The crew stand and walk on the deck. A deck is the floor of a boat or ship, but open boats only have floorboards.

                                               

Ever Given

Ever Given is a large container ship. It is one of the largest container ships in the world. The ship can carry 20.124 standard containers. Imabari Shipbuilding also has a branch that leases ships. This branch owns the ship. The ship is operated ...