Quiz 017: Space & Astronomy 02


01.)         All seven crew members died when the Challenger exploded and broke up in mid-flight while taking off on its 10th mission on the morning of January 28, 1986.Among them was the first strict American civilian to go to space as part of the US space programme. She had been selected from a countrywide search and was to be the first teacher in space.  Who was she?

02.)     What was the first United States space station, occupied for about 24 weeks between May 1973 and February 1974?

03.)    By its last mission in March 2011, it had flown a combined 148 million miles (238 million km) on 39 missions, completed 5,830 Earth orbits, and spent a total of 365 days in orbit in over 27 years. Which space shuttle flew the most number of missions?

04.)    Who discovered Pluto in 1930? At the time of discovery, Pluto was considered a planet, but was later reclassified as a dwarf planet in 2006?

05.)    This test shuttle was originally planned to be named Constitution, but a massive write-in campaign from fans of the Star Trek television series convinced the White House to change the name to the name of the futuristic spaceship in that series. What was the name?

06.)     Named after the famous Indian astronomer. It was India’s first satellite was launched on 19 April 1975.What is the name of it?

07.)    Space travellers have been called different names depending on which nations’ space programmes sent them to space. The Americans and the western world uses astronaut, while the Russians use the term cosmonaut. By what name the Chinese space travellers known as?

08.)     Who was the American astronomer who is most famous for having discovered the two moons of Mars, which are Deimos and Phobos ?

09.)      Who is the German astromer who discover planet Neptune?

10.)      Who was the first astronaut that completed first untethered spacewalk by using the Manned Maneuvering Unit?


01.)     Christa McAuliffe

02.)      Skylab

03.)       Discovery

04.)      Clyde Tombaugh

05.)      Enterprise

06.)      Aryabhata

07.)      Taikonauts

08.)     Asaph Hall III

09.)     Johann Gottfried Galle

10.)     Bruce McCandless II

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