What Do You Know About Project Mercury?

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What Do You Know About Project Mercury? - Quiz

There had been several scientific research to put a man into Earth orbit and return him safely. Project Mercury was the first implemented and completed human space flight(from 1958-1963). The astronauts were collectively known as "Mercury Seven. " This quiz is a great opportunity for you to access your knowledge. Hit the start button and get started. Good Luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Project Mercury was officially approved when? 
    • A. 

      June 14, 1958

    • B. 

      March 4, 1958

    • C. 

      April 20, 1958

    • D. 

      October 7, 1958

  • 2. 
    Soviet Union placed first satellite into orbit in what year? 
    • A. 

      1956

    • B. 

      1957

    • C. 

      1958

    • D. 

      1959

  • 3. 
    NASA achieved its first goal, an American satellite in space in what year? 
    • A. 

      1956

    • B. 

      1957

    • C. 

      1958

    • D. 

      1959

  • 4. 
    Who was the first appointed administrator of NASA? 
    • A. 

      T. Keith Glennan

    • B. 

      James E. Webb

    • C. 

      Dr. Thomas O. Paine

    • D. 

      Dr. George M. Low

  • 5. 
    McDonnell Aircraft Cooperation was chosen to be prime contractor for the spacecraft in what year? 
    • A. 

      1956

    • B. 

      1957

    • C. 

      1958

    • D. 

      1959

  • 6. 
    The first American orbital flight was launched in which year? 
    • A. 

      1960

    • B. 

      1961

    • C. 

      1962

    • D. 

      1963

  • 7. 
    The Mercury spacecraft's principal designer was who? 
    • A. 

      Frank Barnwell

    • B. 

      Igor Bensen

    • C. 

      Erich Bachem

    • D. 

      Maxime Faget

  • 8. 
    The spacecraft was of which shape? 
    • A. 

      Triangle

    • B. 

      Cone

    • C. 

      Circle

    • D. 

      Trapezium

  • 9. 
    Between 1958 and 1959, the Mercury spacecraft design was modified by NASA how many times? 
    • A. 

      Three times

    • B. 

      Four times

    • C. 

      Five times

    • D. 

      Six times

  • 10. 
    NASA ordered how many production spacecraft? 
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      17

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      23

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