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  • 1. 
    Conventionally, how far above the sea level is considered the start of “outer space”?
    • A. 

      1 Astronomical Unit

    • B. 

      500 Kilometers

    • C. 

      20 Miles

    • D. 

      100 Kilometers

  • 2. 
    What does the sun orbit around?
    • A. 

      Nothing

    • B. 

      The Middle of the Galaxy

    • C. 

      A Black Hole

    • D. 

      The Universe

  • 3. 
    What is rocket fuel made of?
    • A. 

      Highly Flammable Liquids Mixture

    • B. 

      Nuclear Energy

    • C. 

      Plutonium

    • D. 

      Gas

  • 4. 
    How many moons are in the solar system that are larger than Pluto?
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      Too many to count

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      7

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is the largest?
    • A. 

      Sedna

    • B. 

      Ganymede

    • C. 

      Phobos

    • D. 

      Ceres

  • 6. 
    What are Jupiter and Saturn made of?
    • A. 

      Hydrogen & Helium

    • B. 

      Methane & Ammonia

    • C. 

      Oxegen

    • D. 

      Liquid Nitrogen

  • 7. 
    Which NASA Program launches smaller missions using fewer resources and shorter development times and has so far launched Dawn, MESSENGER, Pathfinder, and many other probes?
    • A. 

      New Frontier

    • B. 

      Discovery

    • C. 

      Flagship

    • D. 

      Mariner

  • 8. 
    Which spacecraft was the first successful soft landing on the moon?
    • A. 

      Moon Lander 1

    • B. 

      Surveyor 1

    • C. 

      Ranger 3

    • D. 

      Luna 9

  • 9. 
    Which space probe flew past Mercury?
    • A. 

      Mariner 2

    • B. 

      Mariner 16

    • C. 

      Mariner Mercury

    • D. 

      Mariner 10

  • 10. 
    Which President started the Apollo Program?
    • A. 

      Richard M. Nixon

    • B. 

      Dwight D. Eisenhower

    • C. 

      John F. Kennedy

    • D. 

      Lindon B. Johnson

  • 11. 
    Who was the first human in space?
    • A. 

      Neil Armstrong

    • B. 

      Yuri Gagarin

    • C. 

      Jebediah Kerman

    • D. 

      Alan Shepard

  • 12. 
    Who invented the 1st rocket that went to space?
    • A. 

      Wernher von Braun

    • B. 

      Sergei Korolev

    • C. 

      Robert Goddard

    • D. 

      Alan Shepherd

  • 13. 
    How to describe the direction a spacecraft travels in orbit? 
    • A. 

      Prograde (opposite: Retrograde)

    • B. 

      Toward the planet (opposite: Away from the planet)

    • C. 

      Normal (opposite: Anti-normal)

    • D. 

      Nadir (opposite: Zenith)

  • 14. 
    If you can orbit any planet, in what position you would move fastest?
    • A. 

      Apoapsis

    • B. 

      Periapsis

    • C. 

      It’s random

    • D. 

      It’s always at same speed

  • 15. 
    Which of the following correctly describe the motion of an “orbiting satellite”?
    • A. 

      Zero-G

    • B. 

      Floating

    • C. 

      Free-falling

    • D. 

      Gliding

  • 16. 
    In which year was the last manned moon landing?
    • A. 

      1972

    • B. 

      1969

    • C. 

      2014

    • D. 

      1987

  • 17. 
    A flyby is a path a spacecraft follows past a planet or other body (e.g. dwarf planet) in space to gather information about it.  The first fly-by of the solar system’s planets/dwarf planets did not occur in which of the following year?
    • A. 

      2015

    • B. 

      1962

    • C. 

      1973

    • D. 

      2000

  • 18. 
    Which year was the first successful earth orbiter launched?
    • A. 

      1947

    • B. 

      1957

    • C. 

      1967

    • D. 

      1977

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