How Well Do You Know The History of Space Exploration?

How Well Do You Know The History of Space Exploration?

humankind has been taking an interest in stars and space travels for thousands of years, but it managed to realize only a part of what is planned in the last century. And many more discoveries are waiting for us in the future! However, the past of astronautics is also important. Pass this quiz to find out how well you know the past of space exploration and besides to glean interesting facts!


What date is considered the beginning of the space age?

October 4, 1957, when the first in the world Soviet earth satellite was launched, is considered the beginning of the space age

April 12, 1961

October 4, 1957

July 21, 1969

What animal was the first in space?

The first animal in space – monkey Albert-2. Unfortunately, it didn’t survive upon landing, but it went down in history as the first one, which had overstepped the line between the Earth and space.




What are the names of dogs, which successfully traveled in space?

On July 22, 1951 the USSR sent to space two dogs – Dezik and Tsygan. They became the first animals, which successfully returned to the Earth. Liza and Ryzhik flew into space some time later, and Belka and Strelka are the first dogs, which entered the earth orbit.

Liza and Ryzhik

Dezik and Tsygan

Belka and Strelka

By the way, what's the name of a boundary between Earth's atmosphere and outer space?

The Karman Line located at the height of 100 km from Earth surface is considered a boundary between the atmosphere and outer space.

The Karman Line

Atmospheric border

Korolev lane

Who is the first human who entered outer space?

On March 18, 1965 cosmonaut Alexey Leonov entered outer space from spaceship Voshod-2.

Neil Armstrong

Valentina Tereshkova

Alexey Leonov

It’s known that American Neil Armstrong was the first one who stepped on the surface of the Moon. How long did it take for his spacecraft to fly from the Earth to its satellite?

Spacecraft Apollo-11 flew off on July 16, 1969 and on the fifth day, July 21, landing people on the surface of the Moon.

18 hours

A week

5 days

What place in the Solar System can most likely have life?

Strange as it may seem, but the conditions in the clouds of Venus are similar to those suitable for emergence of life.

The Moon

The Mars

Venus clouds

What's the name of a rover, which has been exploring the Mars since 2012?

Curiosity is a mars rover, which explores the surface of the red planet within the framework of Mars Science Laboratory.




What company is the largest private spacecraft manufacturer?

SpaceX founded by Elon Musk is a leading private company in the space segment.

Virgin Space



You still have a long way to go to learn space exploration!

Yes, you don't know everything, but a man is never too old to learn! Astronomy can be really interesting. Make sure to show this quiz to your friends - maybe they'll want to learn more and it's always much more fun together!

Your knowledge of space exploration is pretty good!

Although you made a couple of mistakes, now you know much more! But astronautics is much deeper and more interesting. Share the quiz with your friends - because it's much more fun to watch cosmonauts' vlogs and read about fascinating discoveries! 

You know everything about space exploration!

It seems the topic of space exploration is very interesting to you! Maybe, you'd like to space travel one day? ;) Share the quiz with your friends, because you definetely have a couple of interesting facts at hand, which you can use to surprise anybody, who fail several questions :)