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Grade 5 Space Exploration
Roger Easton developed a way to track satellites above the earth (now called GPS).
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Space Exploration
This scientist has ALS but was still able to contribute to Astronomy in a BIG way even today. His theories on "Black Holes" were eye-opening.
  1. George Washington Carver
  2. Stephen Hawking
  3. Albert Einstein
  4. Fredrick Banting
Grade 5 Space Exploration
A space probe is a robot vehicle used to explore space.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Space Exploration
Models of the solar system have improved over time.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Space Exploration
A robotic arm does NOT work like an human arm.
  1. True
  2. False
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
                technology is used to study planets in our solar system.
  1. Sonar
  2. Satellite
  3. Cable
  4. Antennae
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 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
The first American in space was                Alan Shepard               
The first American to orbit the Earth was             John Glen            
The first American to walk on the moon was                 Neil Armstrong                 
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 does the word "astronaut" mean?
  1. musician
  2. teacher
  3. star traveler
  4. space catcher
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
Rosetta's lander is the size of a                .
  1. toaster
  2. washing machine
  3. car
  4. laptop
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
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
About how long did it take the Rosetta spacecraft to reach Comet 67P?
  1. 1 year
  2. 4.5 years
  3. 6.5 years
  4. 10 years
Grade 5 Space Exploration
Who sent the first human into space?                       the Soviets in 1961                      
Grade 5 Space Exploration
In the year        1961        President           Kennedy           announced the          Apollo          program which was an American effort to place a man on the moon. American successful accomplished this mission on                 July 20, 1969                .
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