Space 5 - Answers

Published: Saturday 6th January 2018
  1. Which Apollo mission was the first to land on the Moon in 1969? Apollo 11.
  2. Which is the only planet in our solar system not named after a Roman or Greek diety? Earth.
  3. Who in 1961 became the first American in space? Alan Shepard.
  4. Which is the closest star to our Sun? Proxima Centauri.
  5. Which is the largest moon of the planet Saturn? Titan.
  6. Which is the brightest of the Asteroids? Vesta.
  7. In which town are the Headquarters of the UK Space Agency? Swindon.
  8. Which four planets are located outside the Asteroid Belt? Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus & Neptune.
  9. Which is the third planet from the Sun? Earth.
  10. What was the name of the space shuttle that exploded at launch in 1986? Challenger.
  11. Who became the second American in space in 1961? Virgil Grissom.
  12. Which planet has the strongest winds? Neptune.
  13. Discovered in 2005, which is the second largest of the dwarf planets? Eris.
  14. Who was the first person to successfully walk in space? Alexei Leonov (1965).
  15. Who drew up the Laws of Planetary Motion? Johannes Kepler.
  16. In which year was the Hubble Space Telescope launched? 1990
  17. Who was the first woman in space? Valentina Tereshkova.
  18. What mineral gives Mars its red appearance? Iron Oxide.
  19. Which is the brightest star? Sirius.
  20. Into which country did Sky Lab crash in 1979? Australia.

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