Astronautics questions This is a list of recently added questions about astronautics. Play astronautics quiz and see all the questions. Who was the first man to leave the spacecraft in space?Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov was a Soviet astronaut, general major pilot and two-time Hero of the Soviet Union. On 18 March 1965, he became the first human to conduct extra-vehicular activity, exiting the capsule during the Voskhod 2 mission for a 12-minute spacewalk.Created by: Paweł KołodziejczykSoviet Union riddles »hard 42% Neil Alden ArmstrongNeil Alden Armstrong820Edwin Eugene Buzz Aldrin, Jr.Edwin Eugene Buzz Aldrin, Jr.319Alexey Arkhipovich LeonovAlexey Arkhipovich Leonov1708Yuri Alekseyevich GagarinYuri Alekseyevich Gagarin1174 On which continent is the main spaceport of the European Space Agency located?In South America. The Guiana Space Centre is a French and European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana since 1968. The location was chosen as it fulfills the two major geographical requirements of such a site: it is quite close to the equator, so that the spinning earth can impart some extra velocity to the rockets for free when launched eastward, and it has open sea to the east, so that lower stages of rockets and debris from launch failures cannot fall on human habitations.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of France riddles »hard 48% in Europein Europe2635in Africain Africa1475in South Americain South America6219in Asiain Asia2363 Why is this camera kept in white protective case?To reduce solar heating. In the outer space there is no air which could absorb the heat of the camera. Created by: globalquiz.orgphotography riddles »average 69% to keep it warmto keep it warm446for shock and pressure resistancefor shock and pressure resistance1293to reduce solar heatingto reduce solar heating4265to hide manufacturer's logoto hide manufacturer's logo156 Where is the Baikonur Cosmodrome?In Kazakhstan. Baikonur Cosmodrome is located in the center of Kazakhstan on the right bank of the Syr Darya river. Both the space launch facility and the neighboring city of Baikonur are rented and administered by the Russian Federation.Created by: globalquiz.orgKazakhstan riddles »average 68% in Russiain Russia1673in Kazakhstanin Kazakhstan4787in Ukrainein Ukraine343in Estoniain Estonia174 What was the name of spacecraft in which the first three astronauts were killed?Apollo I. Apollo 1 was scheduled to be the first manned mission to the Moon. On January 27, 1967, a cabin fire during a launch pad test at Cape Canaveral killed all three crew members (pictured). The ignition source was never identified, but many lethal design and construction flaws were identified after the accident. The manned phase of the project was delayed for 20 months while those problems were corrected.Created by: globalquiz.orgNASA riddles »hard 50% Apollo IApollo I1734Soyuz 7Soyuz 7368ChallengerChallenger868ColumbiaColumbia474 This is Telstar, the world's first communication satellite. What was named after it?Soccer ball. The Adidas Telstar was the first 1970 World Cup ball to use the now-familiar design, consisting of 12 black pentagonal and 20 white hexagonal panels. It was named after the Telstar satellites launched in 1962.Created by: globalquiz.orgsoccer riddles »hard 51% Soccer ballSoccer ball4123Stadium in FranceStadium in France821Sport channel in TVSport channel in TV2495TV transmission of a matchTV transmission of a match607 This plaque, carried by Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 space probes, describes the location of the Sun. What are the points at the ends of the lines?Pulsars. Each of the line includes binary encoding of pulsar frequency, so these can be easily recognized. The hydrogen spin-flip transition frequency is used as the unit of time (Hydrogen particle at the top of the image).Created by: Sophie Lethermanastronomy riddles »very hard 37% planets of the Solar Systemplanets of the Solar System1528galaxiesgalaxies758quasarsquasars733pulsarspulsars1833 How long did Neil Armstrong’s first moon walk last?2½ hours. Each of the subsequent five Apollo program landings were allotted gradually longer periods for EVA activities – the crew of Apollo 17, by comparison, spent over 22 hours exploring the lunar surface.Created by: globalquiz.orgMoon riddles »very hard 33% 2 minutes2 minutes1103½ hour½ hour10202½ hours2½ hours11172 days2 days139 Who was the first to visit the Sea of Tranquility?Neil Armstrong. Apollo 11 landing site was selected because it had been characterized as relatively flat and smooth by the automated Ranger 8 and Surveyor 5 landers.Created by: ex-terminatortechnology riddles »hard 44% Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus775Ferdinand MagellanFerdinand Magellan1679Abel TasmanAbel Tasman792Neil ArmstrongNeil Armstrong2561 How long did it take Apollo 11 flight to reach the Moon? 3 days. It took 1 minute of flight to reach Mach 1 and 12 minutes to enter Earth's orbit. After one and a half orbits, the third-stage engine pushed the spacecraft onto its three-day long travel to the Moon.Created by: Hitter smasherspace riddles »average 61% 30 minutes30 minutes3243 hours3 hours11283 days3 days442730 days30 days1309 Play astronautics quiz and see all the questions.