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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
How have models of the solar system become better over the years?
  1. People have guessed what the solar system looks like.
  2. Technology has allowed people to study the solar system better than before.
  3. The models have not improved.
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 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
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 competition between the United States and the Soviet Union to get to space first was called the                .
  1. Space Race
  2. Blast Off
  3. Cold War
Grade 5 Space Exploration
Models of the solar system have improved over time.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Space Exploration
A scientist who studies stars, planets, and other objects in the sky is called a(n)                .
  1. telescoper
  2. starsologer
  3. astronomer
  4. astrologist
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
Which one landed on the Moon?
  1. Apollo 11
  2. Columbia
  3. Eagle
  4. Explorer 1
Grade 5 Space Exploration
Who was the first man to step on the Moon?
  1. Neil Armstrong
  2. John Glenn
  3. Yuri Gagarin
  4. None of the above
Grade 5 Space Exploration
When did the first humans land on the Moon?
  1. 1949
  2. 1959
  3. 1962
  4. 1969
Grade 5 Space Exploration
Nicolas Copernicus was the first astronomer to use telescopes to study the planets and stars.
  1. True
  2. False
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                .
Grade 5 Space Exploration
This scientist had ALS, but was still able to contribute to astronomy in a BIG way. His theories on black holes were eye-opening.
  1. George Washington Carver
  2. Stephen Hawking
  3. Albert Einstein
  4. Frederick Banting
Grade 5 Space Exploration
When did the first human-made object land on the moon?
  1. 1949
  2. 1959
  3. 1962
  4. 1969
Grade 5 Space Exploration
What does 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
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
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
Roger Easton developed a way to track satellites above Earth (now called GPS).
  1. True
  2. False
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