World Space Program 1957 TO 2018 Most Important MCQs for Competitive Exams

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World Space Program 1957 TO 2018 Most Important MCQs for CSS PMS

1. Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center is located in which country?

(a) Norway
(b) Netherlands
(c) United Kingdom
(d) United States (Correct)

2. A second disaster struck the shuttle program of USA, when the Columbia broke up during reentry, killing the seven astronauts on board on

(a) 1 February, 2002
(b) 1 February, 2003 (Correct)
(c) 1 February, 2004
(d) 1 February, 2005

3. Name the world’s first shuttle?

(a) Enterprise (Correct)
(b) Atlantis
(c) Discovery
(d) Columbia

4. The first shuttle to be launched in space was the

(a) Enterprise
(b) Atlantis
(c) Discovery
(d) Columbia (Correct)

5. Columbia shuttle was launched first time in space on

(a) April 12, 1981 (Correct)
(b) April 12, 1983
(c) April 12, 1984
(d) April 12, 1982

6. Challenger space shuttle of USA, which exploded during takeoff on which date?

(a) January 28, 1986 (Correct)
(b) January 28, 1984
(c) January 28, 1982
(d) January 28, 1988

7. America launched its first space station in

(a) 1963
(b) 1969
(c) 1973 (Correct)
(d) 1978

8. How many of the eight planets of the solar system were known in the life time of Kepler, the formulator of laws of planetary motions?

(a) 4
(b) 6 (Correct)
(c) 7
(d) 8

9. Who was the first Muslim went into space?

(a) Rai Shaher Yar
(b) Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor
(c) Muhammad Faris
(d) Sultan Salman Al Saud (Correct)

10. Name the first Chinese national who walked in space?

(a) Hermaszewski
(b) Yang Liwei
(c) Zhai Zhigang (Correct)
(d) None of these

11. Name the first Canadian in space?

(a) Dirk Fremont
(b) Roberta Bondar
(c) Toyohiro Akiyama
(d) Marc Garneau (Correct)

12. Which of the following planets is dropped from the list of planets in 2006?

(a) Neptune
(b) Pluto (Correct)
(c) Jupiter
(d) Earth

13. Operation Path Finder is associated with NASA’s mission to

(a) Sun
(b) Moon
(c) Mars (Correct)
(d) Venus

14. Which of the following spacecrafts enabled man to step on the moon first?

(a) Sputnik I
(b) Luna II
(c) Rostock I
(d) Apollo XI (Correct)

15. Name the first German in space?

(a) Sigmund Jahn (Correct)
(b) Dirk Fremont
(c) Toyohiro Akiyama
(d) None of these

16. Who was the first Israeli in space, died on the Columbia shuttle?

(a) Toyohiro Akiyama
(b) Ilan Ramon (Correct)
(c) Dirk Fremont
(d) None of these

17. Name the first Japanese man in space?

(a) Marc Garneau
(b) Dennis Tito
(c) Toyohiro Akiyama (Correct)
(d) None of these

18. Name the first Malaysian in space?

(a) Rai Shaher Yar
(b) Sultan Salman Al Saud
(c) Muhammed Faris
(d) Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor (Correct)

19. Name the first Chinese national in space?

(a) Yang Liwei (Correct)
(b) Miroslaw
(c) Zhai Zhigang
(d) None of these

20. Name the first person in space?

(a) Marc Garneau
(b) Yang Liwei
(c) Yuri Gagarin (Correct)
(d) None of these

21. Name the first Saudi in space?

(a) Rai Shaher Yar
(b) Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor
(c) Muhammad Faris
(d) Sultan Salman Al Saud (Correct)

22. The first ever artificial satellite was launched by

(a) Russia (Correct)
(b) France
(c) Japan
(d) America

23. The first artificial satellite was launched in

(a) October 4, 1951
(b) October 4, 1961
(c) October 4, 1957 (Correct)
(d) October 4, 1967

24. Which of the following spacecraft visited Jupiter?

(a) Viking 1 and 2
(b) Surveyor 3
(c) Voyager 1 and 2 (Correct)
(d) Mariner 10

25. What is the name of the first spacecraft to visit Mercury?

(a) Mariner 10 (Correct)
(b) Venera 3
(c) Mariner 9
(d) Mercury 1

26. What was the first spacecraft to visit Saturn?

(a) Pioneer 10
(b) Voyager 2
(c) Voyager 1
(d) Pioneer 11 (Correct)

27. What was the first interplanetary spacecraft?

(a) Mariner 2 (Correct)
(b) Gemini 3
(c) Voyager 1
(d) Pioneer 1

28. Which spacecraft was the first to safely land on another planet?

(a) Gemini 5
(b) Apollo 11
(c) Viking 1 (Correct)
(d) Mariner 2

29. When did the spacecraft Ulysses reach Jupiter?

(a) 1990
(b) 1989
(c) 1984
(d) 1992 (Correct)

30. America launched its first space station in

(a) 1963
(b) 1969
(c) 1973 (Correct)
(d) 1978

31. Name the first Brazilian in space?

(a) Marcos Pontes (Correct)
(b) Franz Viehbock
(c) Dirk Fremont
(d) Marc Garneau

32. The Soviet Union began construction of the world’s first space station in 1970. What was the name of space station?

(a) Mir space station
(b) Apollo space station
(c) Skylab space station
(d) Salyut space station (Correct)

33. Skylab program was developed by NASA building on the success of its heavy-lift rocket, the Saturn, which had boosted the Apollo rockets and helped place the first human being on the Moon. Skylab was launched on

(a) May 14, 1971
(b) May 14, 1972
(c) May 14, 1973 (Correct)
(d) May 14, 1974

34. Mir was the name of the vehicle for the world’s first multipurpose, permanently operating crewed space station. Mir was space station of:

(a) USA
(b) Russia (Correct)
(c) China
(d) France

35. The first permanent crew of the International Space Station launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, on

(a) October 31, 1999
(b) (Correct) October 31, 2000
(c) October 31, 2001
(d) October 31, 2002

36. Euro Space Centre is located in which country?

(a) Belgium (Correct)
(b) France
(c) Germany
(d) Canada

37. What is the “Hubble”?

(a) Space Agency
(b) Space Station
(c) Space Telescope (Correct)
(d) Microscope

38. Hubble space telescope was launched into the space on which date?

(a) April 24, 1980
(b) April 24, 1985
(c) April 24, 1990 (Correct)
(d) April 24, 1995

39. Hubble space telescope was launched into space with the help of which space shuttle?

(a) Colombia
(b) Discovery (Correct)
(c) Apollo – II
(d) Skylab–I

40. John H. Chapman Space Centre is located in which country?

(a) Belgium
(b) France
(c) Germany
(d) Canada (Correct)

41. The Toulouse Space Center is located in which country?

(a) France (Correct)
(b) Belgium
(c) Germany
(d) Canada

42. Guiana Space Centre is located in which country?

(a) Belgium
(b) Germany
(c) Canada
(d) France (Correct)

43. Hubble European Space Agency Information Centre is located in which country?

(a) Belgium
(b) France
(c) Canada
(d) Germany (Correct)

44. Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre is located in which country?

(a) Norway
(b) India (Correct)
(c) Netherlands
(d) Japan

45. Kagoshima Space Centre is located in which country?

(a) Japan (Correct)
(b) Norway
(c) India
(d) Netherlands

46. European Space Research is located in which country?

(a) Norway
(b) India
(c) Japan
(d) Netherlands (Correct)

47. Leicester Space Centre is located in which country?

(a) Norway
(b) Netherlands
(c) United Kingdom (Correct)
(d) Russia

48. Surrey Space Centre is located in which country?

(a) Norway
(b) Netherlands
(c) United Kingdom (Correct)
(d) Russia

49 Babakin Space Centre is located in which country?

(a) Norway
(b) Netherlands
(c) United Kingdom
(d) Russia (Correct)

50. Titov Main Test and Space Systems Control Centre is located in which country?

(a) Norway
(b) Netherlands
(c) United Kingdom
(d) Russia (Correct)

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