Astronauts have a reputation for being the brave and skilled few willing to risk their lives by strapping themselves aboard a rocket and blasting into outer space. How much do you know about this dangerous job?
Which of the following terms did NASA originally want to use in reference to astronauts?
Soviet astronauts were called:
On NASA's first list of qualifications for astronaut candidates for the Mercury program, each man had to be under:
6 feet, 3 inches tall
5 feet, 11 inches tall
5 feet, 7 inches tall
Which of the following "Original Seven" astronauts was the only one from the U.S. Marines?
The two types of astronauts in NASA today are:
engineering astronauts and biology astronauts
pilot astronauts and mission specialist astronauts
human astronauts and animal astronauts
Which of the following agencies does not have an agreement with NASA to provide international astronauts?
European Space Agency
Brazilian Space Agency
Chinese Space Agency
What former U.S. president is NASA's Houston space center named for?
Lyndon B. Johnson
John F. Kennedy
Dwight D. Eisenhower
How long are astronaut candidates required to tread water continuously while wearing a flight suit?
Who was the first woman in space?
An official countdown for a shuttle launch begins at: