Quiz: TEST WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT SPACE!

  • How far away is space?

  • Correct! But it is hard to decide precisely where outer space begins.

  • What do you need to go into space?

  • Correct! A spacecraft with some powerful rocket engines is the only way to go.

  • What education is usually needed to fly a spacecraft?

  • Correct! Almost all spacecraft pilots are experienced airplane pilots first.

  • Why go into space?

  • Correct! You can test new technologies or explore new fields of science.

  • What do you call a person going into space?

  • Correct! The word astronaut means ‘Navigator of the stars’.

  • What is not a proper use of a satellite?

  • Correct! Never use a satellite to mess with your friends!…

  • What is the normal energy source for satellites in space?

  • Correct! Solar power is the main power source for satellites in space.

  • How can you tell what’s up and down in space?

  • Correct! There is almost no gravity in space so there is no up or down.

  • Who can become astronauts?

  • Correct! With good health, the right skills and courage you can become an astronaut. But most start out as pilots, engineers, or scientists.