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The Space Race

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  • Q1
    Who was the first American to orbit Earth in Friendship 7?
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    Alan Shepard
    John Glenn
    Yuri Gagarin
    Neil Armstrong
    30s
  • Q2
    On July 16, 1969, three U.S. astronauts set off on the Apollo 11 space mission to attempt the...
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    first journey into outer space
    first lunar (moon) landing
    first orbit of the Earth
    30s
  • Q3
    Who was the first man to walk on the moon's surface on July 20, 1969?
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    John Glenn
    Yuri Gagarin
    Alan Shepard
    Neil Armstrong
    30s
  • Q4
    The Soviet Union launched ________, the worlds first artificial satellite, into the Earth's orbit in 1957.
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    Explorer I
    Sputnik
    30s
  • Q5
    Who became the first person to journey into outer space traveling aboard Vostok 1 in April of 1961?
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    Alan Shepard
    John Glenn
    Neil Armstrong
    Yuri Gagarin
    30s
  • Q6
    Which country was the first to send a man into space?
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    Soviet Union
    United States of America
    30s
  • Q7
    The United States launched its own artificial satellite, _______ into space in 1958.
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    Explorer I
    Sputnik
    30s
  • Q8
    Who became the first American astronaut to journey into outer space traveling aboard Freedom 7 in May of 1961?
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    Neil Armstrong
    Yuri Gagarin
    Alan Shepard
    John Glenn
    30s
  • Q9
    In 1958, President Eisenhower created ________, a federal agency dedicated to space exploration.
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    IAU
    CIA
    NASA
    FBI
    30s
  • Q10
    Which country was the first to send a man to the moon?
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    United States of America
    Soviet Union
    30s
  • Q11
    The ________ was designed to land humans on the Moon and bring them safely back to Earth.
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    Project Apollo
    Project Mercury
    30s
  • Q12
    The ________ was the first human spaceflight program of the United States to put a man into Earth orbit and return him safely.
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    Project Mercury
    Project Apollo
    30s
  • Q13
    Which country was the first to send an artificial satellite into the Earth's orbit?
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    Soviet Union
    United States of America
    30s
  • Q14
    During the Apollo 11 space mission, which astronaut piloted the spacecraft and stayed in orbit around the moon?
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    Neil Armstrong
    Buzz Aldrin
    Michael Collins
    30s

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