Fly me to the moon. A trivia quiz
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Besides being a civil war buff I have a strong interest in the history of early manned space exploration. Specifically the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions. Over the next few years we will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Apollo lunar landings with the anniversary for Apollo 11 just this last July. Recently I discovered that besides polls we can add quizzes here on BGG so I decided to celebrate the Apollo anniversary with a little quiz here to test my fellow geeks to see how well versed you all are on your space history.

I have left comments turned on for these items but I implore folks to be careful on any comments they post not to give away any of the answers. If in doubt on a comment please use the spoiler function.

The quiz itself covers the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs.

For those interested in reading about the subject I recommend the following books.

For some reason the quiz is not showing the correct answers when you guess wrong so I am adding at the very bottom of the list the answers using the spoiler function.


Failure Is Not an Option by Gene Kranz
A Man on the Moon by Andrew Chaikin
Deke by Deke Slayton
How Apollo Flew to the Moon by David Woods
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The Saturn rocket was a huge machine being 363 feet tall (imagine sending a 36 story building past the speed of sound). It's first stage alone was 138 feet tall and weighed over 5 million pounds fully loaded with fuel. It was separated from the rest of the rocket stack slightly over 2 minutes into the flight to land in the Atlantic. How many of these Saturn first stages now sit on the ocean floor?
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Who commanded the first Gemini flight?
Wally Schirra
Gordon Cooper
Al Shepard
Gus Grissom
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Which astronaut hit a golf ball on the moon?
Al Shepard
Charlie Duke
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John Young
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Who is the only astronaut to fly in Gemini, Apollo and on the Space Shuttle?
Al Bean
John Young
Gene Cernan
Charlie Duke
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Apollo 12 Commander Pete Conrad placed on the moon's surface the pilot wings of the man who originally was to be his Lunar Module Pilot for the flight. He had been killed while the crew was training as back up crew for Apollo 9. Who was he?
Ted Freeman
Elliott See
Charlie Bassett
C C Williams
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Which of these astronauts did not fly combat missions in Korea?
Gus Grissom
Buzz Aldrin
Michael Collins
Neil Armstrong
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Which Apollo mission featured the names Charlie Brown and Snoopy for the Command and Lunar modules?
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Apollo 10
Apollo 12
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Which astronaut had the unfortunate nickname for a pilot of "Shakey"?
Jim Lovell
Frank Borman
Rusty Schweickart
Stu Roosa
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Which of these astronauts did not take a space walk on Gemini?
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Gene Cernan
Mike Collins
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Who's first words on the moon as he stepped off the ladder were "That may have been one small step for Neil but it was a big one for me!".
Buzz Aldrin
Pete Conrad
Al Bean
Harrison Schmitt
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What Mercury Astronaut named his spacecraft Aurora 7?
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Gus Grissom
Gordon Cooper
Wally Schirra
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What company built the Apollo Lunar Module?
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Grumman
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Boeing
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In 2002 national news was made about a newly discovered asteroid called j002E3. It was projected that it might one day impact the earth causing serious consequences. It was later determined that the asteroid was in fact the third stage of a Saturn V rocket from one of the Apollo missions. From which mission was the piece of space debris from?
Apollo 11
Apollo 12
Apollo 13
Apollo 14
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Which astronaut carried out his own personal experiments in ESP on his Apollo mission?
Stu Roosa
Charlie Duke
Ed Mitchell
William Anders
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Which Apollo mission found the "Genesis Rock"?
Apollo 14
Apollo 15
Apollo 16
Apollo 17
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Which Apollo mission was the first to feature red stripes on the spacesuits to help mission control be able to easily tell the Commander from the LM Pilot?
Apollo 13
Apollo 14
Apollo 15
Apollo 16
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What mission was the first to successfully send live color television images from the moon?
Apollo 12
Apollo 14
Apollo 15
Apollo 16
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Which astronaut placed a picture of his family on the lunar surface?
Charlie Duke
Gene Cernan
John Young
Buzz Aldrin
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On Gemini 8 a stuck thruster sent the spacecraft spinning wildly out of control at nearly one revolution per second. The craft was eventually brought under control and made a emergency re-entry. Who was the crew of that mission?
Tom Stafford & Gene Cernan
John Young & Mike Collins
Jim Lovell & Buzz Aldrin
Neil Armstrong & Dave Scott
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What rocket was used to launch the Gemini spacecraft?
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Atlas
Titan
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