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Question 1: Rocket sleds were used extensively by the United States early in the ________ to accelerate equipment considered too experimental (hazardous) for testing directly in piloted aircraft.
Cold WarCentral Intelligence AgencyJoseph StalinVietnam War

Question 2: Perhaps the most famous, the tracks at ________ were used to test missiles, supersonic ejection seats, aircraft shapes and the effects of acceleration and deceleration on humans.
Kern County, CaliforniaEdwards Air Force BaseRidgecrest, CaliforniaBakersfield, California

Question 3: The equipment to be tested under high acceleration or high airspeed conditions was installed along with appropriate instrumentation, data recording and ________ equipment on the sled.
SpacecraftSatelliteTelemetrySpaceflight

Question 4: [1] The rail cross-section profile is that of a ________, commonly used for railroads.
Chair (railway)Rail tracksRail fastening systemRail profile

Question 5: A rocket sled is reported to have been used in the closing days of world war II by the Germans to launch a winged ________ strategic rocket from an underground tunnel on March 16th 1945.
TsyklonScout (rocket family)Aggregate (rocket family)Long March (rocket family)

Question 6: ________
Land speed record for rail vehiclesTGV world speed recordTGVShinkansen

Question 7: A rocket sled is a test platform that slides along a set of rails, propelled by ________.
Space RaceRocketSpacecraft propulsionSpace exploration

Question 8: Testing ejection seat systems and technology prior to their use in experimental or operational aircraft was a common application of the rocket sled at ________.
20th Operations GroupHolloman Air Force BaseMountain Home Air Force BaseCannon Air Force Base







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