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  • Trivia Corner: Firsts in Space

    1. What was the first living creature to orbit Earth in a man-made spacecraft?
    Laika the dog
    Enos the chimp
    Arabella the spider
    Ham the chimp

    2. What was the first American space mission to make an emergency return from space?
    Gemini 7
    Gemini 8
    Gemini 9
    Gemini 10

    3. What organization has first claim to all U.S. space-flown artifacts, excluding personal property of astronauts?
    The Field Museum
    Museum of Natural History
    The U.S. Space History Museum
    The Smithsonian Institution

    4. What was the first sporting event on the Moon?
    A golf drive
    Kicking a soccer ball
    Throwing a football
    Jumping rope

    5. In what year did the U.S. first launch a satellite?
    1956
    1957
    1958
    1959

    6. What piece of space clothing was the first to be lost in space?
    Space suit helmet
    A suit glove outer cover
    A boot cover
    A flight suit patch

    7. Which spacecraft was the first to make two manned flights into space?
    Enterprise
    Challenger
    Discovery
    Columbia

    8. What was the first religious practice performed on the Moon?
    Confession
    Baptism
    Communion
    Prayer

     
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