Space 2

Published: Sunday 20th March 2016
  1. Which is the nearest galaxy to Earth?
  2. Which astronaut on the Apollo 11 mission did not land on the moon?
  3. Who was the captain of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission?
  4. Who was the first man to orbit the Earth?
  5. Which is the second planet away from the Sun?
  6. Who first put forward the Big Bang Theory for the origin of the Universe?
  7. In which English county is the Jodrell Bank observatory located?
  8. What are the rings around Saturn primarily composed of?
  9. Which is the only planet named after a Greek deity?
  10. On what date does the Vernal Equinox occur in the Northern Hemisphere?
  11. Who in 1991 became the first Briton in space?
  12. What was the name of NASA's first space station that operated between 1973 and 1974?
  13. Which planet has the hottest surface temperature?
  14. Which planet was discovered by William Herschel in 1781?
  15. In which modern country is Baikonur, the primary launch site for many Soviet space mission?
  16. Who discovered Callisto & Ganymede, two of Jupiter's moons?
  17. What name was given to the vehicle that the US astronauts used on the moon?
  18. How many planets make up our solar system?
  19. What was the name of the space station launched by the USSR in 1986?
  20. Which planets are known as the Gas Giants?
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