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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Space Exploration Questions

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Grade 5 Space Exploration
Who was Sally Ride?
  1. the first woman in space
  2. the first woman to orbit the sun
  3. the first woman to leave the Milky Way
  4. the first woman to study astrophysics
Grade 5 Space Exploration
The Italian astronomer, Galileo, was the first scientist to do what?
  1. Discover the correct shape of the planets orbits.
  2. Discover gravity and inertia.
  3. Use a telescope to to look at objects in the sky.
  4. All of the above
Grade 5 Space Exploration
What does the descent mean?
  1. movement from a higher position to a lower position
  2. increase in altitude
  3. journey
  4. disagreement with others
Grade 5 Space Exploration
What was the name of the space rover that landed on Mars in 2012?
  1. Imagination
  2. Curiosity
  3. Hubble
  4. None of the above
Grade 5 Space Exploration
Why did mission scientists put Rosetta to sleep for several years?
  1. to prevent rusting
  2. to save money
  3. to analyze data
  4. to save energy
Grade 5 Space Exploration
What did Rosetta need to power its journey?
  1. wind
  2. gasoline
  3. sunlight
  4. all of the above
Grade 5 Space Exploration
What does the word "astronaut" mean?
  1. musician
  2. teacher
  3. star traveler
  4. space catcher
Grade 5 Space Exploration
Which of the following statements about Rosetta's lander is FALSE?
  1. Harpoons anchored the lander into the comet.
  2. The lander drilled into the comet.
  3. Soon after the probe landed, its battery ran out.
  4. The lander bounced off the surface of the comet.
Grade 5 Space Exploration
Grade 5 Space Exploration
What is the definition of a mission?
  1. exploration of a ship
  2. a walk around the city
  3. a specific job or task
  4. a system of signals
Grade 5 Space Exploration
Grade 5 Space Exploration
How long did it take to put together the Curiosity Mission?
  1. 1-2 Years
  2. 3-5 Years
  3. 9-10 Years
  4. 20-25 Years
Grade 5 Space Exploration
Which one landed on the moon?
  1. Apollo 11
  2. Columbia
  3. Eagle
  4. Explorer 1
Grade 5 Space Exploration
What is the definition of cargo?
  1. the goods carried in a ship, airplane, or vehicle.
  2. a car going really fast
  3. a spaceship
  4. an asteroid
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