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Space Quiz I

  1. Who was the third astronaut on the Apollo 11 moon landing mission with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin?

  2. What astronomical phenomenon is depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry?
  3. The Hubble telescope photographed 'Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9' crash into which planet in 1994?
  4. Who was the commander of the Apollo 13 mission?
  5. Name the first woman to have flown in space? And who was the first American female in space?
  6. What nationality was the first man to visit space who wasn't from the the Soviet Union or United States?
  7. As as of 2017, name the last man to have walked on the moon's surface?
  8. Give the unit of length that is roughly the distance from Earth to the Sun? And what is its value to the nearest million miles?
  9. In 1971, which space probe was the first to orbit another planet? And which planet did it orbit?
  10. What was Cape Canaveral previously known as from 1963 to 1973?
  11. Which visible comet came within 122 million miles of Earth in 1997?
  12. Name the second largest body in the asteroid belt - it's named after the virgin goddess of home and hearth in Roman mythology?


  1. Michael Collins

  2. Halley's Comet
  3. Jupiter
  4. Jim Lovell
  5. Valentina Tereshkova. Sally Ride.
  6. Czech
  7. Eugene Cernan
  8. Astronomical unit. 93 million miles.
  9. Mariner 9. Mars.
  10. Cape Kennedy
  11. Hale-Bopp
  12. Vesta

Space Quiz II

  1. Sputnik 1, the first artificial Earth satellite in space, was launched in 1957 from which modern day country? And what is the literal meaning of the word 'sputnik'?
  2. Earth is located in which galaxy?
  3. Who was the first man to journey into outer space? And can you name the spacecraft and year?
  4. What does the acronym NASA stand for? And what does the Paris based organisation ESA stand for?
  5. What's the name given to the explosive death of a massive star whose expanding gases and energy output causes a bright glow for weeks or months?
  6. Launched by the Soviet Union in 1971, can you name the first ever space station?
  7. Derived by a 17th century German astronomer, what are the three laws that describe planetary motion called?
  8. The asteroid belt is betweeen which two planets? And can you name the largest object in this belt?
  9. Which space probe in 1990 gave us the first photograph of the whole Solar System, known as the Family Potrait?
  10. Can you name the Russian dog that became first animal to orbit the Earth in 1957?
  11. Believed to be powered by a supermassive black hole, what name is given to the brightest type of active galactic nucleus?
  12. What is the colloquial name for the visible path of a meteoroid as it enters the earth's atmosphere?
  13. Which dwarf planet was the first Kuiper belt object to be discovered in 1930? And which astronmer made the discovery?
  14. What is the suitably named largest moon of Saturn? And name the two moons of mars named after the characters for fear and dread in Greek mythology?


  1. Kazakhstan. Fellow traveller.
  2. The Milky Way

  3. Yuri Gagarin. Vostok, 1961.
  4. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. European Space Agency.
  5. Supernova
  6. Salyut 1
  7. Kepler's laws
  8. Mars and Jupiter. Ceres.
  9. Voyager 1 (launched by NASA in 1977)
  10. Laika
  11. Quasar
  12. Shooting star (or falling star)
  13. Pluto. Clyde Tombaugh.
  14. Titan. Phobos and Deimos.

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