1.What was the rover launched by NASA in November 2011 to explore Martian climate and Geology called?

2.After which famous scientist was the unmanned spacecraft that supplied the International Space Station with cargo in June 2013 named?

3. What was India’s first unmanned lunar probe launched in 2008 called?

4. After which famous astronomer is the Mars lander Module of the European Space Agency’s 2016 Mars mission named?

5. What is the rover launched as part of China’s first space mission to the surface of the moon called?


1. Curiosity

2. Albert Einstein

3. Chandrayaan-1

4. Giovanni Schiaparelli

5. Yutu or Jade Rabbit

Answer to Last Column’s Question: “Prof. CNR Rao and Sachin Tendulkar”.

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This fortnight’s question:

What is the informal name given to the Mars Orbiter Mission launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation recently?

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