Astronautics questions This is a list of recently added questions about astronautics. Play astronautics quiz and see all the questions. Mars colonisation is a hype topic. What is the biggest threat for those wishing to take a part in a journey to Mars?Cosmic rays. The only efficient protection against high energetic cosmic radiation, one we are granted with, is Earth magnetic field. Both during a long flight to Mars and through the stay on the planet, that did not form electromagnetic field, astronauts would be exposed to ionization. Created by: smyruhard 47% low temperatureslow temperatures1209lack of oxygenlack of oxygen3398poor gravitypoor gravity980cosmic rayscosmic rays5097planets riddles » 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 Kołodziejczykhard 44% Neil Alden ArmstrongNeil Alden Armstrong1017Edwin Eugene Buzz Aldrin, Jr.Edwin Eugene Buzz Aldrin, Jr.394Alexey Arkhipovich LeonovAlexey Arkhipovich Leonov2291Yuri Alekseyevich GagarinYuri Alekseyevich Gagarin1420Soviet Union riddles » 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.orghard 49% in Europein Europe2845in Africain Africa1580in South Americain South America6888in Asiain Asia2612geography of France riddles » 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.orgaverage 69% to keep it warmto keep it warm488for shock and pressure resistancefor shock and pressure resistance1389to reduce solar heatingto reduce solar heating4713to hide manufacturer's logoto hide manufacturer's logo172photography riddles » 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.orgaverage 68% in Russiain Russia1797in Kazakhstanin Kazakhstan5189in Ukrainein Ukraine368in Estoniain Estonia181Kazakhstan riddles » 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.orghard 50% Apollo IApollo I1870Soyuz 7Soyuz 7389ChallengerChallenger933ColumbiaColumbia524NASA riddles » 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.orghard 52% Soccer ballSoccer ball4556Stadium in FranceStadium in France883Sport channel in TVSport channel in TV2646TV transmission of a matchTV transmission of a match657soccer riddles » 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 Lethermanvery hard 38% planets of the Solar Systemplanets of the Solar System1659galaxiesgalaxies836quasarsquasars811pulsarspulsars2085astronomy riddles » 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.orgvery hard 33% 2 minutes2 minutes1173½ hour½ hour10992½ hours2½ hours12402 days2 days149Moon riddles » 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-terminatorhard 44% Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus824Ferdinand MagellanFerdinand Magellan1787Abel TasmanAbel Tasman857Neil ArmstrongNeil Armstrong2767technology riddles » Play astronautics quiz and see all the questions.