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Space Science Trivia Questions

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Space Science Trivia Questions

What was the name of the space craft that Valencia Tereshkova made her historic space flight?
A: Vostok 6.

200 years before Jules Verne, what Frenchman wrote about two fantastic space odysseys, one to the moon and one to the sun?
A: Cyrano de Bergerac.

What was the first name of the first man to reach space from the earth?
A: Yuri.

Which 1968 movie was based on the book The Sentinel by Arthur C. Clarke?
A: 2001: A Space Odyssey.

In 1983, what country shot down a Korean jet over its own air space?
A: Russia.

John who travelled in space over 35 years after his first visit to space?
A: John Glenn

What actor who starred in Lost in Space was a regular member of the cast of Friends?
A: Matt LeBlanc.

 

In 1972 which space craft set off for Jupiter?
A: Pioneer 10.

What happened to the space shuttle Challenger on takeoff in 1986?
A: It exploded.

Which two Gemini spacecraft had the first rendezvous in space?
A: Gemini 6 and Gemini 7.

 What was the name of the first American astronaut to walk in space?
A: Edward White.

What keeps the earth's atmosphere from just dissipating into space?
A: Gravity.

Bruce Willis led a team to confront a deadly threat from outer space in a 1998 film. What was the title?
A: Armageddon.

The ancient souped-up spacecraft flown by Han Solo in the Star Wars movie was named what?
A: The Millennium Falcon.

 

Before breaking into the movies as an outer space sex siren, what actress performed topless in Las Vegas?
A: Valerie Perrine. Her movie debut was as Montana Wildback in Slaughterhouse Five.

In the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, what restaurant chain had a branch in the space station?
A: Howard Johnson.

What movie had the line "In space no one can hear you scream" on the cinema posters?
A: Alien.

Who had to wait in the spacecraft while Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong walked on the moon?
A: Michael Collins.

Eileen Collins was the first female to hold what position on a space shuttle mission?
A: Captain.

What did John F Kennedy refer to in noting: "This is a new ocean and I believe the U.S. should sail it"?
A: Space.

What did NASA purchase in a wal-mart in 1995 to protect the space shuttle from woodpeckers?
A: Six plastic owls.

 

What is the name of the first space probe to leave our solar system?
A: Pioneer 10.

What are the names of the US space shuttles?
A: Atlantis, Discovery, Endeavour, Columbia.

What was the name of the space craft that Valencia Tereshkova made her historic space flight?
A: Vostok 6.

200 years before Jules Verne, what Frenchman wrote about two fantastic space odysseys, one to the moon and one to the sun?
A: Cyrano de Bergerac.

What was the first name of the first man to reach space from the earth?
A: Yuri.

Which 1968 movie was based on the book The Sentinel by Arthur C. Clarke?
A: 2001: A Space Odyssey.

In 1983, what country shot down a Korean jet over its own air space?
A: Russia.

 

John who travelled in space over 35 years after his first visit to space?
A: John Glenn

What actor who starred in Lost in Space was a regular member of the cast of Friends?
A: Matt LeBlanc.

In 1972 which space craft set off for Jupiter?
A: Pioneer 10.

What happened to the space shuttle Challenger on takeoff in 1986?
A: It exploded.

Which two Gemini spacecraft had the first rendezvous in space?
A: Gemini 6 and Gemini 7.

 What was the name of the first American astronaut to walk in space?
A: Edward White.

What keeps the earth's atmosphere from just dissipating into space?
A: Gravity.

 

Bruce Willis led a team to confront a deadly threat from outer space in a 1998 film. What was the title?
A: Armageddon.

The ancient souped-up spacecraft flown by Han Solo in the Star Wars movie was named what?
A: The Millennium Falcon.

Before breaking into the movies as an outer space sex siren, what actress performed topless in Las Vegas?
A: Valerie Perrine. Her movie debut was as Montana Wildback in Slaughterhouse Five.

In the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, what restaurant chain had a branch in the space station?
A: Howard Johnson.

What movie had the line "In space no one can hear you scream" on the cinema posters?
A: Alien.

Who had to wait in the spacecraft while Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong walked on the moon?
A: Michael Collins.

Eileen Collins was the first female to hold what position on a space shuttle mission?
A: Captain.

In January 1986, a space shuttle blew up in mid-air, what was the name of that shuttle?
A: Challenger.