Space Trivia Questions and Answers
How long did the record-breaking space walk from space shuttle Endeavor last in
A: Five hours.
On which island is the Kennedy Space Center?
Where did the European space probe Ulysses set off for in 1991?
A: The Sun.
What did Neil Armstrong say immediately before "the eagle has landed?"
A: Tranquility base here.
What was the name of the first chimpanzee sent into space by
Who was the next American in space after Sheppard?
A: Virgil Grissom.
In which year were all three astronauts on the first Moon landing expedition
Which probe sent back the first major pictures of Jupiter in 1995?
Who made the first un-tethered space walk of the 1990s?
A: Mark Lee.
What was the name of the first probe to send back pictures from Mars?
On which ship did President Nixon welcome the astronauts back from the
Which scientist located Pluto?
A: Clyde Tombaulgh.
In what year was Hale Bopp first seen?
Which three astronauts died during a launch pad rehearsal in 1967
A: Gus Grissom, Ed White & Roger Chaffee.
What is Neil Armstrong's middle name?
What was the name of the Japanese Moon orbiter launched in 1990?
Which cosmonaut returned to Earth in 1996 after spending a record-breaking 438
days in space?
Who was the second Soviet cosmonaut?
What was the nationality of the journalist who accompanied a docking mission to
MIR in 1990?
How long did Sergei Krikalyev spend on Mir in the early 90s?
A: Ten months.
What was the role of Rocco Petrone in the Apollo XI project?
A: Launch director.
Who was the first woman to captain a space shuttle crew?
A: Eileen Collins.
How many orbits of the Moon were there on the first manned orbit?