Quiz 007: Space Pioneers

Questions

01.) Who is the Soviet cosmonaut who  the world record on the number of spacewalks performed (16), and accumulated time spent spacewalking (over 82 hours)?

02.) She is a retired Soviet aviator and cosmonaut who flew aboard Soyuz T-7 in 1982, becoming the second woman in space. On her 1984 Soyuz T-12 mission she became the first woman to fly to space twice, and the first woman to perform a spacewalk. Name her

03.)He was an American NASA astronaut, aeronautical engineer, naval officer and aviator, test pilot, and commanded the Apollo 12 space mission, on which he became the third man to walk on the Moon.Name him?

04.)On June 3, 1965, This astronaut became the first American to walk in space. He  died on January 27, 1967, alongside astronauts Virgil “Gus” Grissom and Roger B. Chaffee in a fire during pre-launch testing for Apollo 1 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Who is he?

05.)She is an American geologist and a former NASA astronaut. A crew member on three Space Shuttle missions, she was the first American woman to walk in space on October 11, 1984. On June 7, 2020, she became the first woman to dive to the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the Earth’s oceans. Name her?

06.)He is the holder of the record for the longest single stay in space in human history, staying aboard the Mir space station for more than 14 months (437 days 18 hours) during one trip.Name him.

07.)He is the only person to have piloted and commanded four different classes of spacecraft: Gemini, the Apollo Command and Service Module, the Apollo Lunar Module, and the Space Shuttle. He enjoyed the longest career of any astronaut, becoming the first person to fly six space missions over the course of 42 years of active NASA service. Who is he?

08.)He is a retired Vietnam Air Force aviator. He became the first Vietnamese citizen and the first non-Soviet Asian in space when he flew aboard the Soyuz 37 mission as an Interkosmos Research Cosmonaut. Who is he ?

09.)In 2017, This Astronaut became the first female astronaut to command the International Space Station twice. She is NASA’s most experienced astronaut to date. This total was more time in space than any other American and any other woman worldwide. Who is she?

10.)Who is the Russian cosmonaut who currently holds the world record for the most time spent in space, at 879 days. Name him?

Answers

01.) Anatoly Solovyev

02.) Svetlana Savitskaya

03.) Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr.

04.) Edward Higgins White II

05.) Kathryn D. Sullivan

06.) Valeri Polyakov

07.) John Watts Young

08.) Pham Tuan

09.) Peggy Whitson

10.) Gennady Padalka

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