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  • African American Space Trivia

    1. Who was the first African-American in space?
    Guion (Guy) Bluford
    Benjamin Banneker
    Michael Johnson
    Dr. Bernard Harris

    2. Who was the first African-American astronomer?
    Neil Armstrong
    Louis Michaels
    Benjamin Banneker
    John Glenn

    3. Who served on the commission that investigated the space shuttle Challenger explosion?
    Dr. Arthur Walker
    Michael P. Anderson
    Dr. Mae C. Jemison
    Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr.

    4. Who was the first African-American astronaut?
    Stephanie Wilson
    Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr.
    Eli Whitney
    Jonathan Parks

    5. Who was the first African-American to walk in space?
    Guion (Guy) Bluford
    Dr. Beth Brown
    Jason Brown
    Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr.

    6. Who was the first African-American to pilot and command a spacecraft?Who was the first African-American to pilot and command a spacecraft?
    Fredrick D. Gregory
    James K. Smith
    Malcolm Jamal Warner
    George Washington Carver

    7. Who was the first African-American woman in space?
    Rosa Michaels
    Dr. Mae C. Jemison
    Harriet Nelson
    Debi Thomas

    8. Which two astronauts were lost aboard space shuttle missions?
    Dr. Beth Brown & Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Neil Armstrong & Alan Shepard
    Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. & Dr. Mae C. Jemison
    Dr. Ronald E. McNair & Michael P. Anderson

    9. Who was the only African American on STS-121 Discovery?
    Stephanie Wilson
    Dr. Edward Gibson
    Dr. Martha Gilmore
    Janice Voss

    10. Who was appointed to serve on the commission on the Implementation of the United States Space Exploration Policy, dubbed the ''Moon, Mars, and Beyond,'' in 2004?
    Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Colin Powell
    Stephanie Wilson
    Leland Melvin

     
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