History Of Space Exploration

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  • 1. 
    What were the names of the "stray dogs" that were the first to go into orbit and return alive on board Sputnik 5?
    • A. 

      Lisichka and Bars

    • B. 

      Belka and Strelka

    • C. 

      Dymka and Kozyavka

    • D. 

      Albina and Tsyganka

  • 2. 
    What happened to Ham the Chimpanzee following his orbital mission?
    • A. 

      Retired from service and went on to star with Ronald Reagan in a movie Bedtime for Bonzo.

    • B. 

      His remains were buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

    • C. 

      Retired and lived 17 years at the National Zoo in Washington DC

    • D. 

      He was stuffed an put on display at the Natural History Museum in Washington DC

  • 3. 
    In his speech to Rice University, why did President John F. Kennedy say it was important to go to the Moon?
    • A. 

      Because it is hard.

    • B. 

      To plant a flag on it and claim it as US territory.

    • C. 

      To start a colony on the Moon.

    • D. 

      To prove US superiority over Russia.

  • 4. 
    Apollo 12 Astronaut Jack Swigert was later removed from the command of the Apollo Soyuz Test Project due to his lack of cooperation in a scandal involving astronauts taking souvenirs into space.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What caused the explosion on board Apollo 13 that forced them to abort the mission?
    • A. 

      A small meteor struck the Command Service Module.

    • B. 

      An "O" ring leak on the Solid Rocket Boosters.

    • C. 

      A short in the fan wiring required to stir the Oxygen tanks.

    • D. 

      A static electric charge was generated due to the dry air on board the space craft.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following are true about Skylab?
    • A. 

      It completely burnt up in our as it re-entered Earth's atmosphere.

    • B. 

      Included a solar observatory, wet and dry experiment stations and a false gravity generator.

    • C. 

      It's debris landed predominantly in Louisiana and East Texas.

    • D. 

      NASA was facetiously fined $400 for Debris that landed in South Australia

  • 7. 
    What was the name of the first Space Shuttle. It never flew in space but was responsible for testing the shuttle's ability to glide to a landing.
    • A. 

      Columbia

    • B. 

      Enterprise

    • C. 

      Endeavor

    • D. 

      Atlantis

    • E. 

      Challenger

  • 8. 
    What subject did Christa McAuliffe teach at Concord High School in New Hampshire?
    • A. 

      Science

    • B. 

      Algebra

    • C. 

      Social Studies

    • D. 

      Art

  • 9. 
    What was the primary objective for Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko to achieve by spending almost one full year in space?
    • A. 

      Improve Soviet / American Relations

    • B. 

      To help scientists better understand how the human body reacts and adapts to the harsh environment of space.

    • C. 

      To study the sun and its radiation.

    • D. 

      Prove the existence of Einsteins' prediction gravitational waves.

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