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5 Matching questions

  1. United States and Soviet Union
  2. January 31, 1958
  3. Gordo
  4. cosmonauts
  5. 12 years
  1. a What two nations dominated space exploration?
  2. b On what day was the first American satellite put into space?
  3. c What is the Russians word for astronaut?
  4. d What was the name of the first squirrel monkey in space?
  5. e How long did Explorer 1 orbit the Earth?

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. What is the name of the first spacecraft to leave Earth's gravity?
  2. What is the name of the first spacecraft to make a successful landing on the Moon?
  3. What was the name of the first American satellite in space?
  4. Who made the first extra-vehicular activity, or space walk, outside their aircraft?
  5. What does "MMU" stand for? The powered backpack that let the astronauts move freely in space.

5 True/False questions

  1. Bruce McCandlessHow long was Yuri Gagarin in space before ejecting himself from the capsule and parachuting back to Earth?


  2. April 12, 1961What month and year did Ham travel into space?


  3. National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWhat does "NASA" stand for?


  4. Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin, and Neil ArmstrongWho were the first three astronauts to land on the Moon?


  5. honeybeesWhat insect traveled aboard the space shuttle Challenger in April, 1984?


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