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Quiz about Space Shuttle Program  Part 1
Quiz about Space Shuttle Program  Part 1

Space Shuttle Program : Part 1 Quiz


Test your knowledge of the Space Shuttle Program.

A multiple-choice quiz by racemany2k. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
racemany2k
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
36,231
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. In what year was the first space shuttle launched? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. How many space shuttles was NASA using in the year 2000? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The space shuttle mission launched on April 19, 2001 was the ____ space shuttle mission? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. White Sands, NM was the site for only one space shuttle landing. Columbia landed there because the landing strip at _________ Air Force Base in California was too wet?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 5 of 10
5. October 29, 1998 was a big day for the space program. The Space Shuttle Discovery launched in to space with this famous astronaut:

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname)
Question 6 of 10
6. The space shuttle Challenger exploded just over one minute into its launch. What year did this tragedy occur? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The first docking with the Russian space station Mir occured in what year? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The International Space Station is a breakthrough in space exploration. The construction began in 1997 and was completed in what year? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. What was the mission number of the first manned moon landing? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. What was the last Apollo mission to go to the moon? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In what year was the first space shuttle launched?

Answer: 1981

Columbia lifted off on April 12, 1981. The two man crew flew the three day mission and landed at Edwards' AFB on April 14th.
2. How many space shuttles was NASA using in the year 2000?

Answer: 4

There are four: Columbia, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour.
3. The space shuttle mission launched on April 19, 2001 was the ____ space shuttle mission?

Answer: 104th

The Shuttle Endeavour lifted off on April 19, 2001 on the 104th space shuttle mission. It carried the Canadian built robotic arm that will be installed on the ISS. The 105th Space Shuttle mission is scheduled to liftoff on June 14th, 2001. The Space Shuttle Atlantis will carry the new airlock to be installed on the ISS.
4. White Sands, NM was the site for only one space shuttle landing. Columbia landed there because the landing strip at _________ Air Force Base in California was too wet?

Answer: Edwards

Edwards AFB was the prime landing zone for the Shuttle throughout the first decade of use. Due to the large cost of transporting the shuttle from Edwards to Kennedy Space Center, the shuttle then used Kennedy Air Force Base in Florida instead. Changing from Edwards to KSC cut down the time the shuttle is exposed to the elements. Edwards was retained as a backup landing site.
5. October 29, 1998 was a big day for the space program. The Space Shuttle Discovery launched in to space with this famous astronaut:

Answer: John Glenn

At the age of 77, John Glenn went back into space. He became the first man to fly in space in three separate decades, the 60s, 70s and 90s.
6. The space shuttle Challenger exploded just over one minute into its launch. What year did this tragedy occur?

Answer: 1986

In what NASA called the costliest space disaster in history, the seven-member crew lost their lives. The explosion was blamed on the 'O' rings that were built into the Solid Rocket Boosters. The ring provide support for the booster walls during launch. During the launch, fuel leaked through the ring and ignited, causing the booster to explode.

This in turn triggered the explosion that was seen by millions of viewers around the world. May their memory live forever.
7. The first docking with the Russian space station Mir occured in what year?

Answer: 1995

Atlantis succesfully docked with Mir in July of 1995.
8. The International Space Station is a breakthrough in space exploration. The construction began in 1997 and was completed in what year?

Answer: 2011

The schedule is to have the final pieces in place in 2003, completing the 5-year, 45-flight assembly.
9. What was the mission number of the first manned moon landing?

Answer: Apollo 11

Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first crew to land on the moon in July 1969, aboard Apollo 11. The third member of the crew was Michael Collins, the command module pilot orbiting the moon.
10. What was the last Apollo mission to go to the moon?

Answer: Apollo 17

Apollo 17 was the last manned mission to the moon. NASA had planned Apollo 18, 19 and 20 but they were canceled due to budget cuts. The Saturn V rockets that were to be used on the 3 remaining missions were already built, they are on display in the US. Take my word for it, those things are huge ...
Source: Author racemany2k

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