Humans have long been drawn to theorizing — and more recently, exploring — the vast mysteries of space. Are you up to speed? Take the quiz below to find out.
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Who was the first American in space?
In his Freedom 7 space capsule, Shepard flew at a speed of 5,134 mph, reached an altitude of 116.5 miles and stayed aloft for 15 minutes.
Who was the first man on the moon?
Armstrong and his co-pilot Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon’s Sea of Tranquility on July 20, 1969. Six hours after landing, Armstrong stepped off the Lunar Module, named Eagle, onto the surface of the Moon.
Who first played golf on the moon?
In 1971, Shepard sneaked a golf ball and a 6-iron club with him on the Apollo 14 mission.
Who was the first American woman in space?
In 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. Valentina Tereshkova, a Russian cosmonaut, was the first woman in space.
What was the first space shuttle to fly?
Enterprise never went to space, but it was the first shuttle to fly. In 1977, Enterprise was bolted to the back of a 747 jet — it was dropped and flew back to the ground. It made five flights over the next two years. In 1981, Columbia was the first to actually fly on its own into space.
What was America’s first space station called?
Skylab was launched into Earth orbit on May 14, 1973. It proved that humans could live and work in space. Skylab fell from orbit on July 11, 1979.
Who was the first human to walk in space?
Alexei Leonov, a Soviet cosmonaut, performed the first spacewalk on March 18, 1965. His spacewalk lasted 12 minutes.
What’s one official name for the space shuttle’s robotic arm?
Spar Technologies, the maker of the arm, is based in Toronto. They shortened “Canadian arm” to Canadarm. Inside of NASA, the robotic arm is called the Remote Manipulator System.
Who was the only non-American government official to fly in a U.S. space shuttle?
In 1985, Sultan bin Salman bin Abd al-Aziz Al-Saud flew on the space shuttle Discovery. He was a payload specialist for the Arab Satellite Communications Organization.
A new planet discovered in June 2005 is called “Earth’s cousin” because:
Scientists believe the newly discovered planet is rocky, much like the earth, and could have a similar gravitational pull.
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40% I guess im not so rossome
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