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Unmanned Space Travel

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Unmanned Space Travel game quiz
"While the astronauts and cosmonauts of manned spaceflight get all the glory, it is the unmanned flights are where most of the science is achieved. Here are fifteen questions about this little followed exploration."

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1. What was the first man-made object to reach the moon?
    Luna 4
    Luna 2
    Ranger 6
    Ranger 3


2. What was the first man-made object to leave the solar system?
    Pioneer 10
    Voyager 2
    Voyager 1
    Pioneer 5


3. What were the first two man-made objects to touch the Martian surface?
    Viking 1 and Viking 2
    Mars 2 and Mars 3
    Ranger 7 and Ranger 8
    Voyager 1 and Voyager 2


4. What was the name of the US Mars lander missions of the 1970s?
    Voyager
    Viking
    Vega
    Veritas


5. What was the first probe to land on another planet and transmit data to Earth?
    Mars 3
    Venera 7
    Viking 1
    Huygens


6. What two comets did the European probe Giotto encounter?
    Kahoutek and Halle-Bopp
    Halle-Bopp and Halley
    Grigg-Skjellerup and Halley
    Kahoutek and Hyakutake


7. What was new about the Ulysses mission around the Sun?
    It is designed to study the Sun from all latitudes rather than just equatorially
    It wasn't designed to go to the Sun
    It was the first to land on the Sun
    It was to orbit between Mercury and the Sun


8. Toward what body was the probe New Horizons launched in 2006?
    Sedna
    Neptune
    Pluto
    Eris


9. What is the name of the US unmanned mission that visited all four of the outer planets in the solar system?
    Voyager 2
    Pioneer 11
    Voyager 1
    Mariner 6


10. What deep space probes were launched in 1977 carrying a record containing "The Rite of Spring", "The Brandenburg Concerto", and "Johny B. Goode" among other pieces of music?
    Ranger 6 and Ranger 8
    Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11
    Voyager 1 and Voyager 2
    Veritas 14 and Veritas 17


11. What is the name of the Chinese unmanned program to the Moon?
    Meng Po
    Guan Yin
    Mazu
    Chang'e


12. What was the name of the first Japanese probe to verifiably orbit the Moon?
    Hiten
    AKARI
    Ginga
    SELENE


13. What planet did the Magellan probe radar map?
    Venus
    Jupiter
    Mars
    Earth


14. What was the first unmanned craft to orbit Jupiter?
    Galileo
    Cassini
    Kepler
    Voyager 2


15. Which moon of Saturn did the Huygens probe investigate?
    Mimas
    Dione
    Rhea
    Titan


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Compiled Jun 28 12