10 most difficult astronautics riddles A list of ten (out of 27) astronautics related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Astronautics quiz 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. very hard 28% UralUral19%BuranBuran28%GagarinGagarin21%BaikalBaikal31%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 3247 answers in 2 languages »technical 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. very hard 29% In 1982In 198213%In 1986In 198637%In 1990In 199029%In 1994In 199419%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 2136 answers in 2 languages »space riddles » How long did Neil Armstrong’s first moon walk last?2½ hours. Each of the subsequent five Apollo program landings were allotted gradually longer periods for EVA activities – the crew of Apollo 17, by comparison, spent over 22 hours exploring the lunar surface.very hard 33% 2 minutes2 minutes31%½ hour½ hour31%2½ hours2½ hours33%2 days2 days3%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4978 answers in 2 languages »Moon 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. very hard 34% in 1931in 193122%in 1950in 195038%in 1958in 195834%in 1968in 19684%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 2652 answers in 3 languages »space 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. very hard 36% Valeri PolyakovValeri Polyakov36%Gennady StriekalovGennady Striekalov43%Yang LiweiYang Liwei12%Phạm Tuân Phạm Tuân 7%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 2901 answers in 3 languages »astronauts 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.very hard 37% CuriosityCuriosity23%Viking 1Viking 137%Pionner 10Pionner 1023%Luna 1Luna 115%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 5508 answers in 3 languages »Mars riddles » This plaque, carried by Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 space probes, describes the location of the Sun. What are the points at the ends of the lines?Pulsars. Each of the line includes binary encoding of pulsar frequency, so these can be easily recognized. The hydrogen spin-flip transition frequency is used as the unit of time (Hydrogen particle at the top of the image).very hard 38% planets of the Solar Systemplanets of the Solar System31%galaxiesgalaxies15%quasarsquasars14%pulsarspulsars38%Created by: Sophie Letherman. Statistics based on 8876 answers in 4 languages »astronomy 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, very hard 38% The Kepler Space TelescopeThe Kepler Space Telescope38%Space Chandra TelescopeSpace Chandra Telescope7%The Hubble Space TelescopeThe Hubble Space Telescope41%Atacama Large Millimeter / submillimeter Array (ALMA)Atacama Large Millimeter / submillimeter Array (ALMA)12%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 2861 answers in 2 languages »Sun riddles » Who was the first man to leave the spacecraft in space?Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov was a Soviet astronaut, general major pilot and two-time Hero of the Soviet Union. On 18 March 1965, he became the first human to conduct extra-vehicular activity, exiting the capsule during the Voskhod 2 mission for a 12-minute spacewalk.very hard 39% Neil Alden ArmstrongNeil Alden Armstrong20%Edwin Eugene Buzz Aldrin, Jr.Edwin Eugene Buzz Aldrin, Jr.7%Alexey Arkhipovich LeonovAlexey Arkhipovich Leonov39%Yuri Alekseyevich GagarinYuri Alekseyevich Gagarin32%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 14285 answers in 2 languages »Soviet Union riddles » Who was the first to visit the Sea of Tranquility?Neil Armstrong. Apollo 11 landing site was selected because it had been characterized as relatively flat and smooth by the automated Ranger 8 and Surveyor 5 landers.hard 43% Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus13%Ferdinand MagellanFerdinand Magellan29%Abel TasmanAbel Tasman13%Neil ArmstrongNeil Armstrong43%Created by: ex-terminator. Statistics based on 8719 answers in 2 languages »NASA riddles » Play astronautics quiz and see all the questions.