Quiz: Up, Up and Away: The SpaceX Quiz
Up, Up and Away: The SpaceX Quiz
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About This Quiz

One entrepreneur rode his golden parachute all the way into orbit by founding the SpaceX company. If you find yourself stumped by this SpaceX quiz, don't feel bad — it really is rocket science.

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Who was the tech startup billionaire that founded SpaceX?
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What year was SpaceX founded?
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What was the name of the first SpaceX rocket?
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True or false: There were three failed launch attempts of a SpaceX Falcon 1 rocket.
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What Pacific location hosted the first five SpaceX launches?
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When was the first successful SpaceX Falcon 1 rocket launch?
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Where are the headquarters of the SpaceX company located?
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What SpaceX-developed engine was used for the Falcon 1 rockets?
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Which automobile manufacturer did SpaceX founder Elon Musk help start?
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What cargo was lost in the failed March 2006 launch of a SpaceX rocket?
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Which SpaceX vehicle was the first commercial spacecraft in history to deliver cargo to the International Space Station (ISS)?
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How many Merlin rocket engines are used in the Falcon 9 rocket first stage?
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Which SpaceX rocket is designed to launch the Dragon spacecraft?
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How many crew members can the Dragon capsule carry?
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When deliveries are made to the ISS, how fast is it traveling?
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True or false: SpaceX is a publicly traded company.
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What Internet-based company did Elon Musk co-found?
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What is the name of the largest SpaceX rocket?
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What secret cargo did SpaceX send into space on the Dragon capsule's first test flight?
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What was the suborbital SpaceX test vehicle named?
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Escape velocity is the speed an object must travel to break free of the gravity of a planet. What escape velocity is required for spacecraft leaving Earth?
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How much thrust does the Falcon 9 generate?
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How much cargo can the Falcon 9 carry into low Earth orbit?
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How tall is a Falcon 9 rocket?
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How many SpaceX Merlin rocket engines does the Falcon Heavy use?
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In December 2008 NASA contracted with SpaceX for 12 unmanned cargo deliveries to the ISS. What was the price tag?
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True or false: The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is named after the Peter, Paul and Mary song "Puff the Magic Dragon."
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When did SpaceX successfully launch and land a first stage rocket?
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NASA awarded SpaceX a $2.6 billion contract in September 2014 for what purpose?
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