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Space Exploration

What do you know about space missions and discoveries?
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1. Who made the first telescopic observation of the night sky and discovered Jupiter's moons?
Johannes Kepler
Galileo Galilei
Nicolaus Copernicus
Isaac Newton
2. When was NASA established?
1969
1973
1949
1958
3. In what year did man land on the Moon?
1971
1959
1961
1969
4. Who was the first person to walk on the Moon?
Neil Armstrong
John Glenn
Michael Collins
Buzz Aldrin
5. What manned U.S. space program put a man on the Moon?
Mercury
Gemini
Apollo
Voyager
6. How many astronauts walked on the Moon?
8
12
4
2
7. How many women walked on the Moon?
1
None
2
4
8. Who was the first human to travel into outer space and orbit the Earth?
Yuri Gagarin
John Glenn
Dennis Tito
Alan Shepard
9. What was the name of the spacecraft in which he orbited the Earth in 1961?
Gemini
Soyuz
Sputnik
Vostok
10. What animal was Laika, the first animal to actually go into orbit in 1957?
Monkey
Mouse
Dog
Cat
11. What nationality was the first woman to have flown in space with a solo mission in 1963?
American
Russian
Chinese
French
12. What was the first space-rated orbiter in NASA's Space Shuttle fleet?
Discovery
Columbia
Atlantis
Endeavour
13. In which US state is Kennedy Space Center located?
Florida
Texas
California
Arizona
14. What is the name of the first rover that was sent to Mars in 1997?
Curiosity
Opportunity
Spirit
Sojourner
15. What space shuttle disintegrated during reentry killing all seven astronauts onboard in 2003?
Endeavour
Columbia
Atlantis
Discovery
16. What was the first man-made satellite?
Sputnik
Voyager
Telstar
Apollo 8
17. What is the name of the U.S. spacecraft that visited Uranus in 1986?
Magellan
Galileo
Helios 1
Voyager 2
18. Which planet did Mariner 10 reach in 1974?
Venus
Mercury
Mars
Neptune
19. Which astronaut spent more time in space than anyone else?
Alexei Leonov
Fred Haise
Gennady Padalka
Scott Kelly
20. Who was the first fee paying space tourist?
Alan Shepard
Felix Baumgartner
Mark Shuttleworth
Dennis Tito
21. What telescope was put into outer space in 1990?
Kepler telescope
Apollo telescope
Hubble telescope
Gemini telescope
22. Who was the pilot for the lunar module on the Apollo 11 and the second person to walk on the Moon?
Buzz Aldrin
Neil Armstrong
Gus Grissom
John Glenn
23. Who made the famous statement "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind?"
Buzz Aldrin
John Glenn
Yuri Gagarin
Neil Armstrong
24. In which country is the Baikonur Cosmodrome located?
Turkmenistan
Russia
Azerbaijan
Kazakhstan
25. What is the name of American space transportation services company founded in 2002 by Elon Musk?
SpaceMan
SpaceX
SpaceY
SpaceOne
26. Which country successfully landed its module at the lunar south pole in 2023?
Japan
Germany
India
Australia
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