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Shuttle-Derived Launch Vehicle: Quiz


Question 1: Replacing the winged ________ with an uncrewed, expendable cargo pod ("side-mount style" SDV)
Space Shuttle ChallengerSpace Shuttle orbiterSpace Shuttle ColumbiaSpace Shuttle program

Question 2: Budget pressures, caused in large part by the ________ project, resulted in the official cancellation of Shuttle-C in 1990.
International Space StationSpace Station FreedomMirSkylab

Question 3: The ________, to be used for crew launch, will use as its first stage a solid rocket derived from the Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster (SRB).
Constellation programAres IAres VOrion (spacecraft)

Question 4: In 2005, NASA decided to develop the ________ and Ares V launch vehicles, based in part on highly modified Shuttle components to replace the Space Shuttle and enable exploration of the Moon and Mars.
Orion (spacecraft)Ares IAltair (spacecraft)Constellation program

Question 5: The group presented its concept to the ________ at a public hearing on 17 June 2009 in Washington, D.C.
Review of United States Human Space Flight Plans CommitteeSpace ShuttleNASAConstellation program

Question 6: In 2005, NASA decided to pursue the design and construction of two new launchers, both based on technology and infrastructure developed for the US ________.
Space Shuttle programShuttle–Mir ProgramSpace Shuttle ColumbiaSpace Shuttle Discovery

Question 7: NASA also has proposals of using the Ares V as the main booster to launch the manned Orion Asteroid Mission to an orbiting ________.
Catalina Sky SurveyImpact eventMeteoroidNear-Earth object

Question 8: Replacing the ________ (SRBs) with liquid rockets, including recoverable winged "flyback" boosters
Kennedy Space CenterSpace Shuttle external tankKennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster

Question 9: NASA has given the name "________"[4] for the manned Crew Launch Vehicle project.
Constellation programOrion (spacecraft)Ares IAres V

Question 10: The Shuttle-Derived Launch Vehicle, or simply Shuttle-Derived Vehicle (SDV), is a term describing one of a wide array of concepts that have been developed for creating space launch vehicles from the components, technology and/or infrastructure of the ________.
Space Shuttle DiscoverySpace Shuttle ColumbiaShuttle–Mir ProgramSpace Shuttle program


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