Quiz: Branson or Bezos: How well do you know the players in the new space race?
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Branson or Bezos: How well do you know the players in the new space race?
By: Staff
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About This Quiz

Consult your racing forms, ladies and gentlemen, because the space race, once dominated by nationalized thoroughbreds, has now opened up to private ponies. Try your luck at our new space race quiz and find out if you’re a punter or a piker.

1.0 of 20
When space shuttle Atlantis flew its final trip to the International Space Station, what special object did its crew leave behind?
2.0 of 20
How much was the cash award for the Ansari X Prize?
3.0 of 20
Who snagged that $10 million from the Ansari X Prize?
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You may have heard of this space incentive, too, the N-Prize. What number features prominently in the N-Prize?
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5.0 of 20
What sets the Bigelow Aerospace space station apart from other space stations?
6.0 of 20
So you'd like to stay for a month aboard Bigelow's space station? How much is that going to run you?
7.0 of 20
About how much does the United States pay the Russian space program per seat to ferry American astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz rocket?
8.0 of 20
As of January 2012, how many private citizens have paid their way into space (and not traveled there as an employee of a public or private space program)?
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9.0 of 20
What's the name of Virgin Galactic’s first passenger spaceship?
10.0 of 20
As of January 2012, how much does it cost to reserve a seat aboard a Virgin Galactic flight?
11.0 of 20
With which two companies did NASA enter into billion-dollar contracts in 2008 to resupply the International Space Station?
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14.0 of 20
Which item best describes the shape of Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft?
15.0 of 20
Which two companies formed the joint venture United Launch Alliance?
16.0 of 20
Which company has built every aeroshell flown by NASA to Mars?
17.0 of 20
Spawned from parent company, Sierra Nevada Corp., Sierra Nevada Space Systems has a proven track record in what?
18.0 of 20
Which company can brag about launching the first privately owned ship ever to return safely from Earth orbit?
19.0 of 20
SpaceX founder Elon Musk has claimed that, by the end of 2013, he would be able to send astronauts into space at what bargain-basement cost?
20.0 of 20
What was the name of the space plane once under development at Orbital Sciences Corp.?
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