Timeline And Space Shuttle Quiz

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Timeline And Space Shuttle Quiz

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 8. 
    True or False: The Space Shuttle Program lasted for 45 years.
    • A. 

      True

    • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 14. 
    The Gemini spacecrafts could hold up to
  • 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.

  • 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

  • 17. 
    Which mission was considered the "Dress Rehearsal" for the moon landing?
    • A. 

      Apollo 10

    • B. 

      Apollo 11

    • C. 

      Apollo 13

    • D. 

      Gemini 7

  • 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

  • 19. 
    The orbiter of a space shuttle resembles a(n)
  • 20. 
    How do space shuttles land?
    • A. 

      With a runway, similar to an airplane

    • B. 

      Splashdown

  • 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

  • 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

  • 23. 
    How many nations contributed to the construction of the International Space Station?
    • A. 

      46

    • B. 

      9

    • C. 

      14

    • D. 

      16

  • 24. 
    How was the ISS built?
    • A. 

      (This is not the answer)

    • B. 

      In sections

    • C. 

      All at once

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