What Do You Know About Mercury 13?

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What Do You Know About Mercury 13? - Quiz

Some of the most very celebrated Americans are of course astronauts. There were a lot of discrimination so only men were chosen for the astronaut course in the beginning of the space programs. Certain women(who were 13 in number) developed the courage of going through NASA women's astronaut testing projects to become registered astronauts hence the name Mercury 13.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many women passed the phase 1 examination of NASA's astronaut selection process? 
    • A. 

      11

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      13

    • D. 

      14

  • 2. 
    Eight surviving members of the group were awarded honorary doctorate on which date? 
    • A. 

      May 2007

    • B. 

      June 2007

    • C. 

      July 2007

    • D. 

      August 2007

  • 3. 
    The Mercury 13 were awarded the Adler Planetarium Women in Space Science Award in
    • A. 

      2004

    • B. 

      2005

    • C. 

      2006

    • D. 

      2007

  • 4. 
    The U. S civil space agency first selected female astronaut candidates in
    • A. 

      1976

    • B. 

      1977

    • C. 

      1979

    • D. 

      1978

  • 5. 
    Which astronaut became the first American woman in space? 
    • A. 

      Jean Hixson

    • B. 

      Wally Funk

    • C. 

      Sally Ride

    • D. 

      Eileen Collins

  • 6. 
    Who was the first woman pilot to command a Space Shuttle mission?
    • A. 

      Irene Leverton

    • B. 

      Eileen Collins

    • C. 

      Rhea Hurrle

    • D. 

      Sarah Ratley

  • 7. 
    Eileen Collins commanded NASA's return to flight mission, STS-114 in what year? 
    • A. 

      2002

    • B. 

      2003

    • C. 

      2004

    • D. 

      2005

  • 8. 
    Who was the first American woman to undergo and pass all the three phases of testing?
    • A. 

      Jerrie Cobb

    • B. 

      Myrtle Cagle

    • C. 

      Wally Funk

    • D. 

      Marion Dietrich

  • 9. 
    Who's is the oldest candidate out of the Mercury 13?
    • A. 

      Jean Hixson

    • B. 

      Sarah Ratley

    • C. 

      Bernice Steadman

    • D. 

      Jane Hart

  • 10. 
    Who among these is the youngest candidate?
    • A. 

      Jerri Sloan

    • B. 

      Wally Funk

    • C. 

      Bernice Steadman

    • D. 

      Jerrie Cobb

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