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Trivia Round – Space Race


After recently watching the documentary “Cosmodrome” on Netflix, I felt inspired to look into rocket engines, programs and the race to the Moon in the mid-20th Century. Enjoy this free round of trivia that came from this research.

  1. What is the name of the first space launch facility? – Baikonur Cosmodrome
  2. In what present-day country was the first space launch facility located? – Kazakhstan
  3. Who worked as the lead Soviet rocket engineer during the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union? – Sergei Korolev
  4. Who is credited with inventing the V-2 rocket for Nazi Germany and later the Saturn V rocket for the United States? – Wernher von Braun
  5. What Soviet operation forced over 2,000 scientists and engineers to relocate from East Germany to Russia to work on missile design and production? – Operation Osoaviakhim
  6. What operation brought over 1,500 German scientists, engineers and technicians following the end of World War II to the US to aid in military research? – Operation Paperclip
  7. What year did the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union start? – 1955
  8. Who became the first American in space in 1961? – Alan Shepard
  9. What is the nationality of the first woman in space? – Soviet/Russian
  10. What is the name of the first Lunar Module to land on the Moon? – Eagle

Tie-breaker: What was the name of the first US human spaceflight? – Mercury-Redstone 3, aka Freedom 7

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The Christmas 2016 Quiz

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