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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

written by: jenn454
 
A quiz on the history, accomplishments and failures of America's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Question 1:


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration was established on July 29, 1958 under which U.S. President?
Dwight Eisenhower
Harry Truman
Lyndon Johnson
John Kennedy

Question 2:


On May 5, 1961, this man became the first U.S. astronaut in space.
Alan Shepard
Neil Armstrong
John Glenn
Buzz Aldrin

Question 3:


This American space shuttle broke up shortly after takeoff on January 28, 1986.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 4:


In 2001, NASA sent this unmanned spacecraft to orbit Mars in search of signs of water and volcanic activity on the surface.
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Mars Exploration Rover
Mars Odyssey
Mars Pathfinder

Question 5:


On January 19, 2006 NASA launched the unmanned mission New Horizons to explore Pluto, on a one-way trip of how many years?
15
9
4
13

Question 6:


What satellite, officially known as Satellite 1958 Alpha, was the first US Earth satellite?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 7:


The Vision for Space Exploration is the U. S. space program was announced on January 14, 2004 by President George W. Bush. According to this program, the moon will be explored by manned missions by what year?
2010
2011
2025
2020

Question 8:


The International Space Station is a joint project of five space agencies, including NASA. Which Space Agency is not part of the project?
Canadian Space Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
China National Space Administration
Russian Federal Space Agency

Question 9:


This space telescope, launched in 1990 by the Space Shuttle mission STS-31, is a joint project of NASA and the European Space Agency.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 10:


The mission statement of NASA is "to understand and protect our home planet; to explore the Universe and search for life; and to inspire the next generation of explorers."
False
True

 


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