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History of Spaceflight (Grade 10)

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History of Spaceflight

What was the "Space Race"?

In 1944, a German V-2 rocket became the first rocket to reach space.
  1. True
  2. False
The first man-made satellite was named                       .
Sputnik was launched in what year?
  1. 1944
  2. 1957
  3. 1969
  4. 1974
The United States put the first man in space.
  1. True
  2. False
Who was Yuri Gargarin?
  1. the first man to orbit the Earth
  2. the first man to orbit the Moon
  3. the inventor of Sputnik
  4. the first man in space
The National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 created what civilian agency to manage the space program?

Alan Shepard was not only the first American in space, but also later became one of only twelve people to have walked on the moon.
  1. True
  2. False
In 1963, Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to go to space.
  1. True
  2. False
The first spacewalk was performed by an American astronaut to repair the Gemini capsule.
  1. True
  2. False
Who was the first person to orbit the Earth?
  1. Buzz Aldrin
  2. John Glenn
  3. Yuri Gargarin
  4. Alan Shepard
What was the name of the first American space program to have a two man crew?

Apollo I was destroyed by a fire during a test launch.
  1. True
  2. False
What was the first space flight to orbit the Moon?
  1. Apollo 8
  2. Apollo 11
  3. Gemini 5
  4. Mercury 2
Buzz Aldrin was the first man to walk on the Moon.
  1. True
  2. False
How many manned moon landings were there?
  1. 2
  2. 4
  3. 6
  4. 8
Skylab was the first space station.
  1. True
  2. False
What made Mir different from previous space stations?

The space shuttle program lasted from 1981 until 2011.
  1. True
  2. False
Who was the first American woman to go to space?

Which space shuttle broke up in flight in 1986?
  1. Enterprise
  2. Atlantis
  3. Challenger
  4. Discovery

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