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  • International Space Station Trivia

    1. What is the International Space Station (ISS)?
    An orbiting multidisciplinary laboratory
    A space shuttle
    A large outpost that houses more than 20 astronauts

    2. How many space flights will have to be flown to complete the International Space Station?
    7
    20
    43
    67

    ISS
    Credit: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA-MSFC)

    3. How many nations are working together to make the ISS the longest living orbital outpost to date?
    8
    12
    16

    4. Which President proposed that the United States, in cooperation with other countries, build a permanently inhabited space station?
    Theodore Roosevelt
    Ronald Reagan
    Harry Truman
    Bill Clinton

    5. Once complete, how much would the International Space Station weigh on Earth?
    75,000 lbs.
    500,000 lbs.
    More than 1,000,000 lbs.

    6. When did the assembly of the ISS in orbit begin?
    1998
    1985
    1972

    7. Which of the following space vehicles were NOT used to complete the ISS?
    Space Shuttle
    Soyuz
    Russian Proton rocket
    SpaceShipOne

    8. When completed, how many astronauts will the ISS be able to house on a regular basis?
    4
    7
    13

    9. How often does the ISS orbit Earth?
    Once every hour
    Once every hour and a half
    Once every three hours

    10. Upon completion, the ISS will be
    the size of a small city.
    as large as a basketball court.
    as large as a football field.

     
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