Space Exploration

This week's Trivia: Space Exploration

Being a visitor to J!NX, it's highly likely that you share our inquisitive nature, our need to know more than what's on the surface. It's also pretty likely that you share our profound desire to travel beyond Earth's atmosphere and explore other planets and extraterrestrial bodies. While chances are slim that many of us will have the chance to do that, we all can unite in the shared J!NX Trivia experience.
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Q1

While American space explorers are called "astronauts", what are their Russian counterparts called?

Q2

Speaking of Russian guys, who is the first person recognized to orbit Earth?

Q3

Which of the following space shuttles launched from the Kennedy Space Center on May 14, 2010, two weeks before the launch of this quiz?

Q4

What does NASA stand for?

Q5

John Glenn, the first American and third person to orbit the Earth, served in the United States Senate from 1974 to 1999 representing which state?

Q6

How far away from the Earth is the Hubble Space Telescope?

Q7

On which planet is the largest known mountain in the solar system, Olympus Mons?

Q8

Which of the following is not considered a dwarf planet, as defined by the International Astronomical Union in 2006?

Q9

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California is managed by which prestigious university?

Q10

What was the goal of the Apollo series of programs from NASA?