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NASA Quiz

A quiz on the history of NASA. This isn't your run-of-the-mill science quiz. ( A bit of a toughie) 10 Questions.

 
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On what date did NASA begin operations?

  • June 17, 1957
  • July 29, 1958
  • May 2, 1956
  • September 4, 1957

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What is NASA's motto?

  • "Through adversity to the stars"
  • "To boldly go"
  • "With discovery comes knowledge"
  • "For the benefit of all"

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Which of the 7 Mercury astronauts reported seeing a UFO, which was picked up by an Australian tracking station?

  • Alan Shepard Jr.
  • Virgil "Gus" Grissom
  • Gordon Cooper
  • John Glenn Jr.

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In total, how many Nasa missions to Mars were failures?

  • Five
  • Seven
  • Three
  • Six

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What was the name of the shuttle to do the first orbital flight of the Earth?

  • Columbia
  • Enterprise
  • Discovery
  • Atlantis

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'Proposed Studies on the Implications of Peaceful Space Activites for Human Affairs', commissioned by Nasa, became know by what shorter title?

  • "The Space Affairs Report"
  • "The NASA Report"
  • "The Brookings Report"
  • "The Templeton Report"

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Which conspiracist wrote the book 'We Never Went to the Moon: America's Thirty Billion Dollar Swindle.'?

  • Aron Ranen
  • David Groves
  • Bill Kaysing
  • David Percy

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Can you match the start dates to the relevant NASA programmes?

Drag items from right column to match with left column

Left

  • Apollo
  • Skylab
  • Shuttle-Mir
  • Gemini

Right

  • 1973
  • 1961
  • 1995
  • 1963

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What name was given for the cancelled future NASA project to return men to the Moon, and eventually to Mars and beyond?

  • "Farview"
  • "Constellation"
  • "Andromeda"
  • "Outreach"

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Who was the last man to walk on the Moon in December 1972?

  • Harrison Schmitt
  • James Irwin
  • Charles Duke
  • Eugene Cernon

 

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