Space 3 - Answers

Published: Thursday 3rd November 2016
  1. As at 2015, how many people have walked on the Moon? Twelve.
  2. Which is the largest moon in our solar system? Ganymede.
  3. What was the name of te first dog in space? Laika.
  4. Who in October 1998 became the oldest person to travel in space? John Glenn (Aged 77).
  5. Which is the largest moon of the planet Saturn? Titan.
  6. How is an Astronomical Unit defined? Mean distance from Earth to the Sun. (149.6m Kms).
  7. Which two astronauts flew the first Gemini manned mission in 1965? Gus Grissom & John Young.
  8. Which star is often referred to as the Pole Star? Polaris.
  9. Which is the largest planet in our solar system? Jupiter.
  10. What name is given to the study of the universe as a whole? Cosmology.
  11. What was the name of the spaceship that took Yuri Gagarin into space? Vostok 1.
  12. What was the name of the space shuttle used on the first five missions? Columbia.
  13. Who famously made a golf shot on the Moon in February 1971? Alan Shepard.
  14. Who was the first Briton to walk in space? Michael Foale.
  15. Which planet is named after the Roman God of agriculture? Saturn.
  16. Which shuttle launched the Hubble Space Telescope? Discovery.
  17. What does the acronym NASA stand for? National Aeronautics & Space Administration.
  18. Which planet has the shortest day? Jupiter (9.9 Earth hours).
  19. What is the difference between a Meteor & a Meteorite? A meteor is destroyed when entering the atmosphere.
  20. Which US President committed to landing a man safety on the Moon? J F Kennedy (1961).

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