5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- United States and Soviet Union
- January 31, 1958
- 12 years
- a What two nations dominated space exploration?
- b On what day was the first American satellite put into space?
- c What is the Russians word for astronaut?
- d What was the name of the first squirrel monkey in space?
- e How long did Explorer 1 orbit the Earth?
5 Multiple choice questions
- What is the name of the first spacecraft to leave Earth's gravity?
- What is the name of the first spacecraft to make a successful landing on the Moon?
- What was the name of the first American satellite in space?
- Who made the first extra-vehicular activity, or space walk, outside their aircraft?
- What does "MMU" stand for? The powered backpack that let the astronauts move freely in space.
5 True/False questions
Bruce McCandless → How long was Yuri Gagarin in space before ejecting himself from the capsule and parachuting back to Earth?
April 12, 1961 → What month and year did Ham travel into space?
National Aeronautics and Space Administration → What does "NASA" stand for?
Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin, and Neil Armstrong → Who were the first three astronauts to land on the Moon?
honeybees → What insect traveled aboard the space shuttle Challenger in April, 1984?