Astronautics questions This is a list of recently added questions about astronautics. Play astronautics quiz and see all the questions. During the last Apollo 17 mission the fender of the Lunar Roving Vehicle broke. What was used to fix it?Map and duck tape. The fender extension on the Apollo 17 LRV broke when accidentally bumped by Eugene Cernan with a hammer handle. A replacement "fender" was made with some EVA maps, duct tape, and a pair of clamps from inside the Lunar Module that were nominally intended for the moveable overhead light.Created by: Ninjaiaverage 60% liquid oxygen welderliquid oxygen welder24map and duck tapemap and duck tape262it was replaced with a spare oneit was replaced with a spare one29it was simply taken offit was simply taken off117Moon riddles » The first American astronauts insitsted on the installation of an extra element to their spacecraft. What was it?Window. Early prototype Mercury spacecraft had just two portholes, but the Mercury astronauts demanded that a larger window be installed, not only for the view but also for orientation. The latter proved invaluable on the last mission, when instrument failure required visual orientation.Created by: Ninjaiaverage 69% ejection seatejection seat45safety hatchsafety hatch26extra parachuteextra parachute29windowwindow226astronauts riddles » When was the Hubble Space Telescope launched into orbit?In 1990. The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a space telescope that was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990 and remains in operation. Although not the first space telescope, Hubble is one of the largest and most versatile, and is well known as both a vital research tool and a public relations boon for astronomy. Created by: Tschuka very hard 28% In 1982In 1982273In 1986In 1986781In 1990In 1990593In 1994In 1994408space riddles » When was NASA created?In 1958. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA ) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. President Dwight D. Eisenhower established NASA in 1958 with a distinctly civilian (rather than military) orientation encouraging peaceful applications in space science. Created by: Tschuka very hard 34% in 1931in 1931583in 1950in 1950998in 1958in 1958878in 1968in 1968114space riddles » Who holds the record for the longest single stay in space?Valeri Polyakov. Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov was a Russian cosmonaut. He stayed aboard the Mir space station for more than 14 months (437 days 18 hours) during a single mission. Created by: Tschuka very hard 36% Valeri PolyakovValeri Polyakov1025Gennady StriekalovGennady Striekalov1237Yang LiweiYang Liwei355Phạm Tuân Phạm Tuân 197space riddles » What was the first probe that successfully landed on Mars?Viking 1 was the first of two spacecraft (along with Viking 2) sent to Mars as part of NASA's Viking program. On July 20, 1976, it became the first spacecraft to land successfully on Mars and perform its mission. Viking 1 held the record for the longest Mars surface mission of 2307 days until that record was broken by Opportunity on May 19, 2010.Created by: Tschuka very hard 37% CuriosityCuriosity1262Viking 1Viking 12000Pionner 10Pionner 101283Luna 1Luna 1812Mars riddles » Which telescope was designed to detect exoplanets?The Kepler Space Telescope. Kepler is a space observatory launched by NASA to discover Earth-size planets orbiting other stars. Named after astronomer Johannes Kepler, the spacecraft was launched on March , 2009, in. Designed to survey a portion of our region of the Milky Way to discover Earth-size exoplanets in or near habitable zones and estimate how many of the billions of stars in the Milky Way have such planets, Created by: Tschuka very hard 38% The Kepler Space TelescopeThe Kepler Space Telescope1015Space Chandra TelescopeSpace Chandra Telescope203The Hubble Space TelescopeThe Hubble Space Telescope1131Atacama Large Millimeter / submillimeter Array (ALMA)Atacama Large Millimeter / submillimeter Array (ALMA)321Sun riddles » What was the name of the first and only Soviet space shuttle?Buran (Snowstorm or Blizzard) was the first spaceplane to be produced as part of the Soviet Buran programme. OK-1K1 completed one unmanned spaceflight in 1988, and was destroyed in 2002 It remains the only Soviet reusable spacecraft to be launched into space. Created by: Tschuka very hard 27% UralUral630BuranBuran891GagarinGagarin680BaikalBaikal997technical riddles » The highest speed with which a man travelled was ...24,791 mph (39,896 km/h). According to the 2002 Guinness World Records, Apollo 10 set the record for the highest speed attained by a manned vehicle: 39,897 km/h (11.08 km/s or 24,791 mph) on May 26, 1969, during the return from the Moon. Created by: Tschuka hard 53% 2,479 mph (3,896 km/h)2,479 mph (3,896 km/h)498,791 mph (14,147 km/h)8,791 mph (14,147 km/h)11924,791 mph (39,896 km/h)24,791 mph (39,896 km/h)27587,910 mph (141,470 km/h)87,910 mph (141,470 km/h)71rockets riddles » Who was the first woman in space?Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova is a Russian cosmonaut, who was involved in a mission "Wostok 6" on 16 June 1963. Created by: Dorota very easy 81% Valentina Vladimirovna TereshkovaValentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova1437Shannon LucidShannon Lucid92Helen SharmanHelen Sharman189Anousheh AnsariAnousheh Ansari39women riddles » Play astronautics quiz and see all the questions.