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Space exploration: Quiz


Question 1: To date, the longest human occupation of space was the space station ________, which was continuously inhabited for almost ten years, including Valeri Polyakov's record single spaceflight of almost 438 days.
Space habitatMirInternational Space StationShuttle–Mir Program

Question 2: Space exploration has often been used as a proxy competition for geopolitical rivalries such as the ________.
Cold WarJoseph StalinCentral Intelligence AgencyVietnam War

Question 3: ________ (1950) presented a summary of motivations for the human exploration of space in his non-fiction semi-technical monograph Interplanetary Flight.
Arthur C. ClarkeThe Last Theorem2001: A Space Odyssey3001: The Final Odyssey

Question 4: Unmanned exploration of the Moon continues with various nations periodically deploying lunar orbiters, and in 2008 the Indian ________.
Moon Impact ProbeChandrayaan-1Indian Space Research OrganisationSatish Dhawan Space Centre

Question 5: Astrobiology is the interdisciplinary study of life in the universe, combining aspects of ________, biology and geology.

Question 6: Voyager 2 studied the planet's unique atmosphere and ________.
Van Allen radiation beltMagnetopauseMagnetosphereAurora (astronomy)

Question 7: The Sun generates most ________, which can affect power generation and transmission systems on Earth and interfere with, and even damage, satellites and space probes.
Space colonizationSpaceflightSpace weatherSpace exploration

Question 8: This success led to an escalation of the American ________, which unsuccessfully attempted to launch Vanguard 1 into orbit two months later.
Space explorationList of space agenciesHuman spaceflightIranian Space Agency

Question 9: Until the advent of space travel, objects in the ________ were merely pinpricks of light in even the largest telescopes, their shapes and terrain remaining a mystery.
Asteroid beltCometCeres (dwarf planet)Solar System

Question 10: Flights to other planets within the Solar System are accomplished at a cost in ________, which is described by the net change in velocity of the spacecraft, or delta-v.


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