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09/20/2005: A NASA Trivia Quiz

This quiz is partially lifted from an article I read a few weeks ago... but I forgot to post about it.

In light of this piece; NASA's revitalized plans for manned moon missions could revive LI's space industry:

“…NASA formally unveiled plans for America's next era in space.
While NASA had talked of its plans for the crew exploration vehicle in the past, the space agency for the first time yesterday disclosed some details of what the vehicle would look like and what kind of missions it will perform. NASA said it will spend $104 billion in the next 13 years on human and robotic space exploration, including construction of the exploration vehicle.

NASA administrator Michael Griffin said the vehicle would be three times as big as the Apollo capsule that took astronauts to the moon in the 1960s and '70s and the new craft could be used as many as 10 times.

"Think of it as Apollo on steroids," Griffin said in a broadcast on NASA Television….

NASA said the exploration vehicle will be able to take as many as four astronauts to the moon and as many as six people on Mars missions. It also will be able to deliver food and other supplies to the International Space Station.

Space agency officials promised that the exploration vehicle would be safer and more reliable than the space shuttle. Two shuttle orbiters exploded - one in 1986 and the other in 2003. The seven astronauts aboard each orbiter were killed…”

I thought I'd put this out there as a NASA Trivia Quiz.

So, Take a look at this list and answer these as True or False:

Nasa is responsible for the following technological inventions:

1) Air Filtration Systems.

2) Tang.

3) Velcro.

4) Skiing Boots.

5) Black and Decker Cordless tools.

6) Gravity Pens.

7) Autoclaved Aerated Concrete.

8) Helmet pads for football, baseball and bicycling.

9) Invisible braces for teeth.

10) Converting Urine into Water.

11) Zen perfume.

12) Graphite guitars.

13) PC and Computer Joy sticks.

14) SIMs games.

15) Teflon.

16) Smoke Detectors.

17) Fogless Ski Goggles.

18) Silver laced bedding, blankets and clothing.

19) Foam Insulation for Housing.

20) Radiant Heated Flooring.

Post your answers in the comment section and see how you do on this quiz.


Karen on 09.20.05 @ 10:44 AM CST

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