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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 751 times:

Hi folks...

Im feeling in a trivia mood so here it comes...

1. Name the astronauts (American) that have flown on 3 different space programs (Mercury, Apollo, Gemini...etc.)

2. The famous modified V-2 flight in 1949 from White-Sands was code-named what?

3. What country makes the space shuttles robotic arm...and proudly has a logo on it too??

4. What is the height of a geostationary orbit?

5. In what country does the ESA launch their "Ariane" rockets?

6. Name the nicknames for the CM and LM on Apollo 9.

7. Who was the pilot of the X-15 that went to 354,200 ft.???

8. How many total days for all three missions was Skylab manned??

9. What happened to Apollo 12 while it was climbing off the pad?

10. What type of aircraft does the ESA use to simulate weightlessness and what is its background??

Have fun,
Greg


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User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 710 times:

3) CANADA!!!!!!! We also built the arm for the space station

5) French Guiana?

9) Struck by lightning?



User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 709 times:

All correct so far...

Correction: 10 should read "historical background"

Bonus Question...I dont know if this is still true or not, but back in the 60's, what was teh USAF requirement to earn their astronaut wings (hint: Non-NASA affliated USAF pilots have done this)?

Greg



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User currently offlineWestjet_737 From Japan, joined Nov 1999, 869 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 707 times:

1.
Gus Grissom (If this counts)
- Mercury MR-4 Liberty bell 7
- Gemini 3
- Apollo 1 (Rest in Peace)

&

Willy Schirra
- Mercury MA-8 Sigma 7
- Gemini V1-A
- Apollo 7

6.
CSM-Gumdrop
LM-Spider



User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 704 times:

while #5 French Guiana is where they launch the ariane 4 and 5 but French Guiana is french territory and is officily France
so the answer is france!


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 701 times:

Yes boeing...thats a technicality that I overlooked...

Westjet...
There are two others that I know of...and since Grissom didnt fly on Apollo 1 unfortunately...I dont count him...

6. correct

Greg



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User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3871 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 696 times:

3. Canada Arm
4. It is actually a Geosynchronus orbit, but either way, the height is somewhere between 24,500 and 25,000 miles.
5. French Guiana
9. Apollo 12 was struck by lightning, not once but twice
7. Name is escaping me, but I believe it was one of the original astronauts picked in the beginning; I think the guy died later on in a mission. Arggghhhh! Its on the tipe of my tongue, but I have drawn a blank.


User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3871 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 20 hours ago) and read 687 times:

For number 7, I want to say that his first name was either Jack, Clint, or something along those lines.

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 16 hours ago) and read 677 times:

Ok...a series of hints that should make it easier...

1. At least one of them has flown on a mission between the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs to earn his 3...

7. The pilot later died in a famous crash...

10. The aircraft still bears its original scheme

Greg





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User currently offlineWestjet_737 From Japan, joined Nov 1999, 869 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 16 hours ago) and read 678 times:

For # 1 Again.

Would it be
Pete (Charles) Conrad Jr.
-Gemini XI
-Apollo 12
-Skylab 1


User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 14 hours ago) and read 677 times:

I sould know some we just finished up with the space race in science

1. Gus Grisham

3.Canada

7.Scott Crossfield




The Ohio Player
User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3871 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 11 hours ago) and read 673 times:

Soku39 is right. That is who the guy is. Now I remember.

User currently offlineAerokid From Belgium, joined Jun 2000, 348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months ago) and read 668 times:

3. Canada

4. Almost 36,000 km (35,942 km to be exactly)

5. French Guyana (sitename is Kourou)

6. Gumdrop & Spider

8. 171 days 12 hours and 50 minutes

9. Struck by lightning.

10. Airbus A300 (actually has "ZERO-G" painted on its tail fin)

I'll add a few more:

11. What is the name of the main engine of an Ariane 5 rocket?

12. Who was the commander of the the first space shuttle mission that docked with the Russian space station Mir?

13. From which lauch site are Russian rockets launched?

14. What is the name of the European space shuttle that was to be developped to fly on top of the Ariane 5 rocket but was cancelled years ago due to budget cuts?

15. What speed is needed to escape from Earth's gravity (= escape speed)?

Best regards,
GR.


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 13, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 666 times:

For yours Aerokid...

13. Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
15. appx. 25,000 mph.

New results...

Westjet...
1. yes Pete Conrad is one...there is at least one more out there...

Soku

1. Grissom never flew on Apollo because of the fire.
3. Yes
7. NO...It was not Scott Crossfield...I thought someone would say that...The hint is "He died in a famous plane crash"

Aerokid...
3. Yes
4. Close enough...
5. Yes
6. Yes
8. My figures are close...but several days different than yours.
10. It is indeed an A300 but it has historical significance...what history is behind that A300??

Questions yet to be answered...
1. part of it
2. No one has even guessed...
7. hmm...
8. ...
10. need more info

Thanks,
Greg



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User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3871 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 666 times:

2. Here is a wild guess: Jackrabbit?

User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 664 times:

for

#1 Alan SHepard

#7. It has to be Yuri Gragerin


heres one for you

which mercury astronauts never went up due to an irregular heart beat ?



The Ohio Player
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 663 times:

Soku...

Thats easy...Deke Slayton...he did eventually go up in 1975 on the Apollo-Soyuz mission...

Results...

Us330...
2. Nope...

Soku...
1. He never flew on Gemini...
7. No...the X-15 is American!

Greg



Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 658 times:

your shooting down each thing I say um... to bad the packet is in my locker.....


The Ohio Player
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 18, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 657 times:

Unless there is a request not to give the answers...they are coming out after the Duke-Maryland game tonight...

Greg



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User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 650 times:

Okay Duke has beat Maryland I want these answers.


The Ohio Player
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 20, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 649 times:

Soku...

Here they are...

1. Wally Schirra
Pete Conrad
John Young
2. Operation Bumper
3. Canada, eh?
4. appx. 22,300 miles
5. French Guiana (technically France)
6. Gumdrop and Spider
7. Joe Walker...the famous crash he died in was when he was piloting an F-104 and it had a midair collision with an XB-70.
8. 168 days (28 days, 56 days and 84 days)
9. Struck by lightning
10. It was the A300 prototype...it still wears basic Airbus house colors plus "ZERO-G" on the tail.

Bonus Question: To earn Astronaut wings a pilot had to fly above 50 miles...several did this in the X-15.

Thanks for the responses!

If I think of some more questions I'll post another one..

Greg



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