Quiz: The Private Space Race Quiz
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The Private Space Race Quiz
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About This Quiz

Government agencies no longer monopolize space flight — private companies are finding new ways to get into space and creating a new era of space travel and exploration. Test your knowledge of the private space race with this quiz.

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What is the name of the billionaire founder of SpaceX?
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The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo craft that broke apart during a test flight in October 2014 was called …
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In 2009, booking a flight into suborbital space aboard Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo cost how much?
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What is the telephone area code for the area of Florida known as the Space Coast?
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Which company was the first to put a privately funded liquid-fuel propelled craft into orbit?
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Which spacecraft won the Ansari X Prize?
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Rocket-maker Orbital Sciences Corp. is publically traded on the New York Stock Exchange under what ticker symbol?
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Blue Origin's BE-4 rocket engines will be used to power the successor to what workhorse rocket?
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What is the name of the SpaceX craft that resupplies the International Space Station?
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Orbital Sciences Corp. puts payloads into orbit for government customers at a relatively low cost using what family of rockets?
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The company that offers space tourists trips to the International Space Station is called…
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The $20 million prize to land a privately funded vehicle on the moon and drive 500 meters (1,640 feet) while transmitting data and images back to Earth is called the …
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"Red Dragon" is the code name for a proposed mission to where?
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The Ansari X Prize was inspired by the Orteig Prize, a 1919 challenge for the first person to do what?
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The Outer Space Treaty prevents states and private organizations from claiming ownership of anything in space (although they can own and control things they put into space). When did the treaty come into effect?
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NASA's COTS program coordinates delivery of supplies and crew to the International Space Station by private companies. What does COTS stand for?
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What is the name of the Sierra Nevada Corp.'s spaceplane?
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The first space tourist to visit the International Space Station was …
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SpaceX's Dragon capsule is launched using what type of two-stage rocket?
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Space Adventures claims that you can book a $100 million seat on a Soyuz capsule that will go where in 2018?
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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo doesn’t launch from a rocket, it launches from an airplane. What is the launch craft called?
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How did Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos earn his fortune?
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