GK Questions and Answers on NASA Missions

NASA was established on 1 October, 1958, as a part of the United States government. Its Headquarter is in Washington, D.C. It is in charge of U.S. science and technology that work related to airplanes and space. Let us solve some questions related to NASA's mission.
Created On: Jan 20, 2020 12:18 IST
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NASA mission
NASA mission

No doubt, NASA's satellites help scientists to learn more about Earth. There are around 10 centers of NASA across the United States and about 7 smaller workplaces of NASA where they test and study Earth and space. Several programmes of NASA had helped to learn about flying in space and led to the first human landing on the Moon in 1969. The astronauts of NASA live and work on the International Space Station. 

1. Which mission of NASA brought first human to moon?
A. Apollo program
B. Gemini Program
C. Mercury Program
D. None of the above
Ans. A
2. Name the first mission of NASA in which a spacecraft was reused?
A. Apollo-Soyuz
B. Space Shuttle
C. Skylab
D. None of the above
Ans. B

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3. How many manned space missions are launched by NASA so far?
A. 160
B. 162
C. 164
D. 166
Ans D
4. Name the first Spacecraft to visit the Solar System?
A. Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11
B. Ranger 1 and Ranger 2
C. Surveyor 6 and Surveyor 7
D. Viking 1 and Viking 2
Ans A
5. What was the first manned mission of NASA?
A. PQS-5
B. Apollo-Soyuz
C. STS-1
D. Bell X-1
Ans. C
6. Name the NASA’s first exploration mission beyond earth?
A. Pioneer 2
B. Pioneer 3
C. Pioneer 4
D. Pioneer P-1
Ans. C

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7. When NASA had launched its first mission to Sun?
A. 2016
B. 2017
C. 2018
D. None of the above
Ans. C
8. What is the goal of the Surveyor Program of NASA?
A. To demonstrate the proper landing on the Mars.
B. To demonstrate the soft landings on the Moon.
C. To check other missions of Apollo.
D. To determine the radiations in Space.
Ans. B
9. Name the first satellite which was launched specifically for the purpose of X-ray astronomy?
A. Uhuru
B. Hinode
C. Clementine
D. WMAP
Ans. A
10. Name NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Mission?
A. Opportunity Rover
B. Spirit Rover
C. Sojourner Rover
D. Curiosity Rover
Ans. B

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