Quiz: The Reusable Rockets Quiz
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The Reusable Rockets Quiz
By: Staff
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About This Quiz

Reusable rocket technology promises to revolutionize space flight as we know it. How much do you know about these propulsion systems? Test your knowledge with this quiz.

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What typically happens to rocket boosters during missions?
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Which organization was the first to create a reusable rocket that landed safely in a vertical position?
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Traditional rocket systems are often referred to as what?
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Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, is the product architect for which company?
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Which part of the space shuttle system is reused?
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At what speed was NASA's space shuttle traveling when its reusable boosters separated from the spacecraft?
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What was the model name of Blue Origin's first successful reusable rocket?
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What was the diameter of the parachutes that lowered NASA's space shuttle boosters back to Earth?
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Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos made much of his fortune through which company?
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How much funding did Blue Origin receive from NASA in 2009?
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The engines of SpaceX's Falcon 9 provide the thrust of about how many Boeing 747s?
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At the time of space shuttle Columbia disaster, the shuttle fleet was how old?
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How many pounds of thrust does Blue Origin's rocket engine BE-4 have?
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What is the crew capacity of the New Shepard capsule?
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How many pounds of thrust did NASA's space shuttle twin boosters create during launch?
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How many stages make up the flight of SpaceX's Falcon 9?
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Traditionally, launching a rocket like Falcon 9 costs at least how much?
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With a reusable rocket the cost of launching a payload might drop to how much?
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What is the name of the spacecraft that SpaceX's Falcon 9 launches into orbit?
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NASA's space shuttle reusable rocket boosters used which kind of fuel?
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How does the New Shepard craft land following a mission?
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The Falcon Heavy's engines produce as much thrust as how many Boeing 747s?
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With how many engines is SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket equipped?
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How many employees were needed to keep NASA's space shuttle program up and running?
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Ultimately, what was one of the shuttle program's fatal flaws?
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Unexpected maintenance costs reduced the shuttle program's number of flights by about what percentage?
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What was the turnaround time between New Shepard's two successful launches and landings?
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How tall is SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket?
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What is the burn time of Falcon 9's second-stage engine?
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