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