GK First in Space-General Knowledge Questions and Answers updated on Jun 2019

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Space Related General Knowledge Questions Answers


1 The first cosmonaut to spend about 17½ days in space endurance flight
* Adrin Nikolayev and Vitaly Sevastyanosov in soyuz-9 (June 1, 1970)


2 The first person in the world to land on the moon
* Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Adrin Jr. of U.S.A. Armstrong was the first to set foot on the moon followed by Aldrin. July 21, 1969.


3 The first man to enter space
* Major Yuri Gagarin (Russian)


4 The first woman cosmonaut of the world
* Velentina Tereshkova


5 The first American astronaut to float in space
* Edward White


6 The first unmanned spaceship to have soft landed and lifted off from the moon to return to the earth
* Luna-16 (U.S.S.R.) September 21, 1970


7 The first manned space vehicle to land on the moon
* Lunar Exploration Module (LEM) nick-named ‘Eagle’


8 The first spaceship which carried three American astronauts to land two of them on the moon
* Apollo-11


9 The first country to send man to the moon
* U.S.A.


10 The first space-vehicle to orbit the moon
* Luna-10 (U.S.S.R.)


11 The first unmanned moon buggy to explore surface of the moon
* Lunakhod-1 (U.S.S.R.)


12 The first space rocket brought back to earth after orbiting the moon
* Zond-5


13 First crew transfer between the orbiting spaceships
* Soyuz T-15 with Mir Space Station


14 The first mission of a linking-up in space by manned spaceships of U.S.A. and Soviet Union
* Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Mission (ASTP) (launched on July 15 and linked up in space on July 17, 1975)


15 India’s first scientific satellite
* Aryabhatta


16 The first man to fly into space belonging to a country other than Russia or the U.S.A.
* Vladimir


17 Russia’s first spaceship with international crew on board.
* Remek (Czechoslovakia)


18 The first country to send nuclear powered space craft to explore Jupiter
* U.S.A.


19 The first Indian to go into space

* Rakesh Sharma


20 The first American astronaut to make two space flights
* Gordon Cooper (U.S.A.)


21 The first country to launch a cosmic space rocket towards moon
* U.S.S.R.


22 The first space rocket to hit the moon
* Lunik II


23 The first spaceship in the world to sample moon’s crust
* Surveyor-3 (U.S.A.)


24 The first space vehicle to soft land on moon
* Luna-9 (U.S.S.R.)


25 The first manned spaceship to perform the longest stay in space (11 days)
* Apollo-7 (U.S.A.)


26 The first manned spaceship to perform space flight round the moon
* Apollo-8 (U.S.A.)


27 The first American manned spaceship to perform crew transfer in space
* Apollo-9 (U.S.A.)


28 The first woman of Indian origin in space

* Kalpana Chawla


29 The first residents on the International Space Station
* Bill shepherd (U.S.A.), Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev (Russia)


30 The first space tourist in the world
* Dennis Tito (U.S.A.)


31 The first European woman to international Space Station
* Claudie Haignere (French cosmonaut)


32 The first space tourist of S. Africa and second of the world
* Mark Shuttleworth (April 2002)


33 The first US space shuttle to explode while returning home killing all the astronauts
* Columbia (February 1, 2003)


34 China’s first man in space
* Yang Liwei


35 European Space Agency’s first moon probe craft
* SMART-I


36 America’s first Mission to Saturn
* Cassini Spacecraft (Reached Saturn’s orbit in July 2004)


37 First private, manned spacecraft
* Spaceship One (Launched on June 21, 2004)


38 First European space probe landing on the surface of the Saturnian Moon Titan
* Huygens (January 15, 2005)


39 India’s first Mapping Satellite
* CARTOSAT-I (Launched on May 5, 2005)


40 The first spacecraft to touch the surface of a comet
* NASA’s Deep Impact hit its comet target temple-I (July 4, 2005)


41 The first Japanese spacecraft to get down to an asteroid and collect samples from there
* Hayabusa (November 2005, Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)


42 The first Probe Mission to planet Pluto
* New Horizons (U.S. launched on January 19, 2006)


43 The first space woman to stay for the longest ever Perivale of time in space
* Sunita Williams


44 The first lunar orbiter of China
* Chang’e-I (Lauched on October 24, 2007 from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre of South-Western Sichuan Province)


45 The first successful moon mission of India
* Chandrayan-I (October 22, 2008)


46 The US software pioneer who became the first person to travel twice to space as a tourist
* Charles Simonyi (March 26, 2009)

 

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