Are You a Space Race Expert? Take This Quiz and Blast Off to the Moon!

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Are You a Space Race Expert? Take This Quiz and Blast Off to the Moon!

The Space Race was a competition between the United States and the Soviet Union to explore space and achieve technological superiority during the Cold War. It began in 1957 with the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik and ended in 1975 with the joint Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. This quiz will test your knowledge of the key events, people, and achievements of this historic era in space exploration.

Who was the first human to travel into space in 1961?

Yuri Gagarin

Neil Armstrong

Buzz Aldrin

Alan Shepard

What was the name of the first American satellite launched into space in 1958?

Vanguard 1

Telstar 1

Echo 1

Explorer 1

What was the name of the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth in 1962?

John Glenn

Alan Shepard

Gus Grissom

Scott Carpenter

What was the name of the Soviet spacecraft that carried the first woman into space in 1963?

Vostok 1

Vostok 2

Vostok 3

Vostok 6

What was the name of the first American spacecraft to land on the Moon in 1969?

Apollo 8

Apollo 10

Apollo 11

Apollo 13

Who was the first person to step on the Moon in 1969?

Neil Armstrong

Buzz Aldrin

Michael Collins

Alan Shepard

What was the name of the Soviet space station that was launched in 1971 and remained in orbit until 2001?

Salyut 1

Skylab

Mir

Tiangong-1

What was the name of the first American space station that was launched in 1973 and remained in orbit until 1979?

Mir

Salyut 1

Skylab

Tiangong-1

What was the name of the Soviet spacecraft that was the first to land on Venus in 1970?

Venera 1

Venera 3

Venera 7

Venera 9

What was the name of the American spacecraft that was the first to fly by Jupiter in 1973?

Pioneer 10

Voyager 1

Voyager 2

Galileo

What was the name of the Soviet spacecraft that was the first to land on Mars in 1971?

Mars 1

Mars 2

Mars 3

Mars 4

What was the name of the American spacecraft that was the first to fly by Saturn in 1979?

Pioneer 11

Voyager 1

Voyager 2

Cassini

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Who was the first human to travel into space in 1961?
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What was the name of the first American satellite launched into space in 1958?
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What was the name of the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth in 1962?
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What was the name of the Soviet spacecraft that carried the first woman into space in 1963?
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What was the name of the first American spacecraft to land on the Moon in 1969?
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Who was the first person to step on the Moon in 1969?
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What was the name of the Soviet space station that was launched in 1971 and remained in orbit until 2001?
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What was the name of the first American space station that was launched in 1973 and remained in orbit until 1979?
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What was the name of the Soviet spacecraft that was the first to land on Venus in 1970?
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What was the name of the American spacecraft that was the first to fly by Jupiter in 1973?
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What was the name of the Soviet spacecraft that was the first to land on Mars in 1971?
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What was the name of the American spacecraft that was the first to fly by Saturn in 1979?
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