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Quiz that covers the events of the timeline we used in class and space shuttles. :)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What happened to the seven astronauts in the Challenger on Jan. 28, 1986?

  • 2. 

    The Colombia's first four missions were to test what?

  • 3. 

    Why did NASA want to create re-usable space crafts to send into space?

  • 4. 

    The Sputnik was launched by what country?

    • A.

      The United States

    • B.

      Uzebekistan

    • C.

      The Soviet Union

    • D.

      Canada

    Correct Answer
    C. The Soviet Union
    Explanation
    The Sputnik was launched by the Soviet Union. This was the world's first artificial satellite and it was launched on October 4, 1957. The launch of Sputnik marked the beginning of the Space Age and the start of the space race between the Soviet Union and the United States. It had a significant impact on the Cold War and led to increased investment in science and technology in both countries.

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  • 5. 

    Who was the first American to go into Earth's orbit?

    • A.

      John Glenn

    • B.

      Alan Shepard

    • C.

      Yuri A. Gargarin

    • D.

      James Lovell

    Correct Answer
    A. John Glenn
    Explanation
    John Glenn was the first American to go into Earth's orbit. He achieved this feat on February 20, 1962, when he piloted the Friendship 7 spacecraft as part of NASA's Mercury-Atlas 6 mission. Glenn's successful orbit around the Earth made him a national hero and a symbol of American space exploration. His mission paved the way for future space missions and contributed significantly to the advancement of space exploration.

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  • 6. 

    On June 3rd, 1965, Edward White was the first American to

    • A.

      Pilot the first rendezvous in space

    • B.

      Orbit the Earth

    • C.

      Conduct the first spacewalk

    Correct Answer
    C. Conduct the first spacewalk
    Explanation
    On June 3rd, 1965, Edward White conducted the first spacewalk. This means that he left the confines of his spacecraft and floated freely in space. This was a significant achievement as it demonstrated the ability of astronauts to work outside their spacecraft and paved the way for future extravehicular activities. White's spacewalk was a major milestone in the history of space exploration and marked a significant step forward in human spaceflight capabilities.

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  • 7. 

    Who was the first man in space, and what country did he represent?

    • A.

      John Glenn, Soviet Union

    • B.

      Yuri Gagarin, Soviet Union

    • C.

      Alan Shepard, United States

    • D.

      Yuri Gagarin, United States

    Correct Answer
    B. Yuri Gagarin, Soviet Union
    Explanation
    Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space and he represented the Soviet Union. He made history on April 12, 1961, when he successfully completed an orbit around the Earth aboard the Vostok 1 spacecraft. Gagarin's achievement marked a significant milestone in space exploration and the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

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  • 8. 

    True or False: The Space Shuttle Program lasted for 45 years.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 9. 

    True or False: The orbiter is the only part of the "stack" that makes the trek into orbit.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the term "orbiter" refers to the spacecraft that is designed to orbit a celestial body, such as a planet or a moon. In a space mission, the "stack" typically refers to the entire assembly of spacecraft components, including the orbiter, the rocket or launch vehicle, and any other modules or payloads. While the rocket or launch vehicle helps propel the stack into space, it is the orbiter that actually enters and maintains the orbit around the celestial body. Therefore, the orbiter is indeed the only part of the stack that makes the trek into orbit.

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  • 10. 

    The Enterprise (first space shuttle) mission was to test what?

    • A.

      Test to see if the shuttle designs were sound

    • B.

      Critical phases of landing and other aspects of shuttle preperations

    • C.

      If astronauts could take spacewalks with jetpacks

    • D.

      Discover aliens on Mars

    Correct Answer
    B. Critical phases of landing and other aspects of shuttle preperations
    Explanation
    The Enterprise mission was focused on testing critical phases of landing and other aspects of shuttle preparations. This means that the mission aimed to evaluate and ensure the safety and effectiveness of various procedures and systems involved in the landing process of the space shuttle. It would have included testing the shuttle's ability to withstand the stresses of re-entry and landing, as well as assessing the readiness and efficiency of the crew and ground support teams in preparing for these critical phases.

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  • 11. 

    Select the following that are true for The Endeavour.

    • A.

      Last space shuttle built

    • B.

      Replaced the Challenger

    • C.

      First repair mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.

    • D.

      Deployed the Hubble Space Telescope

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Last space shuttle built
    B. Replaced the Challenger
    C. First repair mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.
    Explanation
    The Endeavour was the last space shuttle built, as it was constructed as a replacement for the Challenger after its tragic accident. Additionally, it was the first space shuttle to perform a repair mission to the Hubble Space Telescope, showcasing its significance in the history of space exploration.

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  • 12. 

    Select the following that are true for The Discovery.

    • A.

      Deployed NASA's Hubble Space Telescope

    • B.

      Carried the Destiny laboratory to the International Space Station

    • C.

      Has flown more flights than any other shuttle

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Deployed NASA's Hubble Space Telescope
    C. Has flown more flights than any other shuttle
    Explanation
    The Discovery is known for deploying NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, which has greatly contributed to our understanding of the universe. Additionally, it has flown more flights than any other shuttle, making it one of the most experienced and reliable shuttles in NASA's fleet.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following is true for the Atlantis space shuttle? (One answer)

    • A.

      First repair mission to the Hubble

    • B.

      Blew up in the atmosphere on Jan 28

    • C.

      Sent probes to Venus and Jupiter

    • D.

      Tested critical phases of landing

    Correct Answer
    C. Sent probes to Venus and Jupiter
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Sent probes to Venus and Jupiter." This means that the Atlantis space shuttle was involved in sending probes to these two planets for exploration purposes.

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  • 14. 

    The Gemini spacecrafts could hold up to

    Correct Answer
    two people.
    two people
    two crew members
    Explanation
    The Gemini spacecrafts had the capacity to accommodate a maximum of two individuals, which could include both astronauts and crew members. This indicates that the spacecrafts were designed to carry a total of two people on board, regardless of their specific roles or titles.

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  • 15. 

    What is rendezvous (in space terms)?

    • A.

      A synonym for extra-vehicular activity

    • B.

      When two spacecrafts connect

    • C.

      Two spacecrafts meeting up at the same orbit at a relatively close distance.

    Correct Answer
    C. Two spacecrafts meeting up at the same orbit at a relatively close distance.
    Explanation
    The term "rendezvous" in space terms refers to two spacecraft meeting up at the same orbit at a relatively close distance. This can involve spacecrafts aligning their orbits and coordinating their movements to come together in space. It is an important maneuver for various space missions, such as docking or transferring crew and supplies between spacecrafts.

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  • 16. 

    What was the goal of the Apollo 9 mission?

    • A.

      First moon landing

    • B.

      Test rendezvous around Earth and test lunar module to see how it works

    • C.

      Overthrow the Soviet Union's government to win the Space Race

    • D.

      Perform docking and rendezvous experiments

    Correct Answer
    B. Test rendezvous around Earth and test lunar module to see how it works
    Explanation
    The goal of the Apollo 9 mission was to test rendezvous around Earth and test the lunar module to see how it works. This mission aimed to ensure that the spacecraft could successfully dock and rendezvous in space, which was crucial for future lunar missions. Additionally, testing the lunar module was important to evaluate its performance and functionality before attempting a manned lunar landing.

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  • 17. 

    Which mission was considered the "Dress Rehearsal" for the moon landing?

    • A.

      Apollo 10

    • B.

      Apollo 11

    • C.

      Apollo 13

    • D.

      Gemini 7

    Correct Answer
    A. Apollo 10
    Explanation
    Apollo 10 was considered the "Dress Rehearsal" for the moon landing because it was the final mission before Apollo 11, which successfully landed humans on the moon. Apollo 10 was a full test of all the components and procedures necessary for a lunar landing, including a descent to within 8.4 nautical miles of the lunar surface. Although Apollo 10 did not land on the moon, it provided valuable data and experience that contributed to the success of Apollo 11's historic landing.

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  • 18. 

    Select the following jobs carried out by space shuttles. 

    • A.

      Repair missions

    • B.

      Send people and objects into space

    • C.

      Travel into deep space for long periods of time

    • D.

      Conduct experiments

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Repair missions
    B. Send people and objects into space
    D. Conduct experiments
    Explanation
    The space shuttles are capable of carrying out repair missions, sending people and objects into space, and conducting experiments. These tasks require the advanced technology and capabilities of the space shuttles. Repair missions are necessary to fix any damages or malfunctions that may occur in space. Sending people and objects into space is one of the primary purposes of space shuttles, allowing for human exploration and the deployment of satellites and other equipment. Conducting experiments in space provides valuable scientific data and research opportunities that are not possible on Earth.

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  • 19. 

    The orbiter of a space shuttle resembles a(n)

    Correct Answer(s)
    airplane.
    airplane
    Explanation
    The orbiter of a space shuttle resembles an airplane because it has wings and a streamlined shape, similar to an aircraft. It is designed to glide through the Earth's atmosphere during re-entry, just like an airplane. Additionally, the orbiter is equipped with landing gear, allowing it to land on a runway like an aircraft. This design similarity allows for controlled flight and landing, making it easier to transport astronauts and payloads to and from space.

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  • 20. 

    How do space shuttles land?

    • A.

      With a runway, similar to an airplane

    • B.

      Splashdown

    Correct Answer
    A. With a runway, similar to an airplane
    Explanation
    Space shuttles land with a runway, similar to an airplane. Unlike other spacecraft that may land in water (splashdown), space shuttles are designed to be able to glide back to Earth and land on a runway. This is made possible by the shuttle's unique shape and its ability to control its descent and landing using a combination of aerodynamic surfaces and thrusters. The runway landing allows for easier recovery of the shuttle and its payload, as well as the ability to quickly prepare it for future missions.

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  • 21. 

    What makes a space station different from a space shuttle?

    • A.

      Shuttles do not have all the things necessary for life

    • B.

      Space shuttles are larger than space stations

    • C.

      Space stations are more permanent laboratories

    Correct Answer
    C. Space stations are more permanent laboratories
    Explanation
    Space stations are more permanent laboratories because they are designed to be long-term habitats for astronauts, conducting scientific research and experiments. Unlike space shuttles, which are primarily used for transportation and have limited space and resources, space stations are equipped with all the necessary facilities and supplies to support human life for extended periods. They serve as platforms for ongoing research and exploration, providing a continuous presence in space for scientific advancements and observations.

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  • 22. 

    Select the following that are true for space stations.

    • A.

      Includes living quarters

    • B.

      Can be used for transportation

    • C.

      Includes exercise stations

    • D.

      Has all necessary support systems for human life

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Includes living quarters
    C. Includes exercise stations
    D. Has all necessary support systems for human life
    Explanation
    Space stations are designed to accommodate astronauts for extended periods of time, so they must have living quarters. They also need exercise stations to help counteract the negative effects of microgravity on the human body. Additionally, space stations must have all necessary support systems for human life, including air, water, and waste management systems, as well as systems for providing food and protection from radiation. However, space stations are not designed for transportation, as they are typically in a fixed orbit and are not capable of traveling to different locations in space.

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  • 23. 

    How many nations contributed to the construction of the International Space Station?

    • A.

      46

    • B.

      9

    • C.

      14

    • D.

      16

    Correct Answer
    D. 16
    Explanation
    Sixteen nations contributed to the construction of the International Space Station.

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  • 24. 

    How was the ISS built?

    • A.

      (This is not the answer)

    • B.

      In sections

    • C.

      All at once

    Correct Answer
    B. In sections
    Explanation
    The International Space Station (ISS) was built in sections. It was assembled over a period of several years using a modular approach. Different components, such as modules, trusses, and solar arrays, were launched into space separately and then connected together in orbit. This method allowed for flexibility in design and construction, as well as the ability to gradually expand the station over time. By building the ISS in sections, astronauts and engineers were able to carefully plan and execute the construction process, ensuring the successful completion of this complex and remarkable feat of engineering.

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