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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.
Genesis
Pathfinder
Voyager 1
Reconnaissance

Question 2:


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

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
John Young
William A. Anders
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.
Anna Lee Fisher
Sally Ride
Judith Resnik
Shannon Lucid

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

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 successfully launch into another planet.
It was the first U.S. probe to explore Jupiter.
It was the first U.S. probe to explore Mercury.
It was the first U.S. probe to escape from the Earth's gravity.

Question 10:


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

 


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