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Space Exploration II

written by: Eve
 
How much do you know about notable events in space exploration? Take this second part in my quiz series to find out.

Question 1:


Launched in 1977, this spacecraft became the first to leave our solar system.
Voyager 1
Reconnaissance
Pathfinder
Genesis

Question 2:


Which U.S. President authorized the creation of NASA in 1958?
John F. Kennedy
Richard Nixon
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Harry S. Truman

Question 3:


Who remained in lunar orbit in the Command/Service Module while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left in the Lunar Module to make the first manned landing on its surface?
Michael Collins
William A. Anders
John Young
James A. Lovell, Jr.

Question 4:


On June 18, 1983, she became the first American woman to fly in space when the space shuttle Challenger launched on mission STS-7.
Judith Resnik
Shannon Lucid
Anna Lee Fisher
Sally Ride

Question 5:


The launch of this U.S. satellite in 1989 provided evidence that supported the Big Bang theory.
the Cosmic Background Explorer
Atlantis
Magellan
Minotaur I

Question 6:


Which country was the first to send a spacecraft in the vicinity of other planets?
Germany
Japan
the Soviet Union
the U.S.

Question 7:


Name the first modular space station, which operated in low Earth orbit from 1986 to 2001.
Almaz
the ISS
Mir
Salyut 1

Question 8:


Which space shuttle carried the Hubble Space Telescope to orbit in April 1990?
Columbia
Enterprise
Challenger
Discovery

Question 9:


Which statement is true about Pioneer 4, a spin-stabilized unmanned spacecraft launched in 1959?
It was the first U.S. probe to explore Jupiter.
It was the first U.S. probe to escape from the Earth's gravity.
It was the first U.S. probe to successfully launch into another planet.
It was the first U.S. probe to explore Mercury.

Question 10:


Which of the following events triggered the Space Race between the US and the Soviet Union?
the launch of the first artificial Earth satellite
sending the first human in space
the first human landing on the moon
None of the se

 


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