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Spaceflight Trivia

Thu Mar 29, 2001 11:19 am

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,
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RE: Spaceflight Trivia

Thu Mar 29, 2001 11:22 am

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

5) French Guiana?

9) Struck by lightning?

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RE: Spaceflight Trivia

Thu Mar 29, 2001 11:27 am

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)?

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RE: Spaceflight Trivia

Thu Mar 29, 2001 11:58 am

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

 
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RE: Spaceflight Trivia

Thu Mar 29, 2001 12:38 pm

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!
 
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RE: Spaceflight Trivia

Thu Mar 29, 2001 1:19 pm

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

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RE: Spaceflight Trivia

Thu Mar 29, 2001 1:46 pm

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.
 
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RE: Spaceflight Trivia

Fri Mar 30, 2001 4:33 am

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

Fri Mar 30, 2001 8:50 am

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

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RE: Spaceflight Trivia

Fri Mar 30, 2001 9:05 am

For # 1 Again.

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

Fri Mar 30, 2001 10:58 am

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

1. Gus Grisham

3.Canada

7.Scott Crossfield

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RE: Spaceflight Trivia

Fri Mar 30, 2001 2:01 pm

Soku39 is right. That is who the guy is. Now I remember.
 
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RE: Spaceflight Trivia

Sat Mar 31, 2001 12:42 am

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)?

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RE: Spaceflight Trivia

Sat Mar 31, 2001 3:06 am

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,
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RE: Spaceflight Trivia

Sat Mar 31, 2001 3:32 am

2. Here is a wild guess: Jackrabbit?
 
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RE: Spaceflight Trivia

Sat Mar 31, 2001 4:40 am

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 ?
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RE: Spaceflight Trivia

Sat Mar 31, 2001 6:32 am

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!

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RE: Spaceflight Trivia

Sun Apr 01, 2001 9:39 am

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

Sun Apr 01, 2001 10:00 am

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

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RE: Spaceflight Trivia

Sun Apr 01, 2001 10:37 pm

Okay Duke has beat Maryland I want these answers.
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RE: Spaceflight Trivia

Mon Apr 02, 2001 7:12 am

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..

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