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A SpaceX Falcon 9, with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken in the Dragon crew capsule, lifts off from Pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Saturday, May 30, 2020.

Children's Quiz: Space odyssey

Take this quiz to find out how well you know about our Universe and the human space endeavours to explore it

Children's Quiz: Space odyssey

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1. Who holds the record for most spacewalks by a woman?

Answer :

Peggy Whitson

1. Putting a spacesuit on is called ......................... the suit. Removing the suit is called ..........................

Answer :

Donning, Doffing

1. Japan's asteroid-sample retrieval mission is headed back to Earth. It is expected to land in an Australian desert in December. What spacecraft are we talking about?

Answer :

Hayabusa

1. During a total lunar eclipse, a small bit of the Sun’s light does hit the Moon. The light passing through the atmosphere on Earth, leaves a red colour on the Moon. This is called ..............................

Answer :

Blood Moon

1. Which American space program brought lunar rocks from the Moon?

Answer :

Apollo Program

1. What is common between Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray observation as far as location is concerned?

Answer :

Both are space-based observatories

1. In 2003, Kalpana Chawla was one of the seven crew members who died in the disaster of this Space Shuttle. Name it.

Answer :

Space Shuttle Columbia

1. Who was the first woman in space?

Answer :

Russian astronaut Valentina Tereshkova

1. Which planet has more than double the mass of all the other planets combined?

Answer :

Jupiter

1. Name the four planets that are collectively known as plutoids?

Answer :

Pluto, Eris, Haumea and Makemake

1. Which dwarf planet is believed to have harboured a global subsurface ocean that likely froze long ago?

Answer :

Ceres

1. While Ceres is located inside the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, other known dwarf planets are located in the .......................................

Answer :

Kuiper belt

1. How many moons does Pluto have?

Answer :

Five

1. This year’s Nobel Prize for Physics has been awarded in recognition of the pioneering work carried out by three physicists on black holes. Name the three recipients.

Answer :

Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez

1. Which was the first animal launched into space?

Answer :

Laika the dog was launched aboard Sputnik 2

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