Space Pub Quiz #2 — THE ANSWERS – The Contenders Strike Back – Vis Viva – February 12, 2014

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Published on February 20, 2014

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Given the great success of our previous space pub quiz, we hosted round two of the event! Previously we posted the questions—here we have added the answers!

You can find a questions-only version here:

Check out the slides of the first edition here:

Questions by:
Ajay Prasad, Saish Sridharan, Frederik Bräuer

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Space Quiz Answers

1.Identify X and Y • The X in many folklores is a creature that lives on the Moon. • In Chinese folklore, X is often portrayed as a companion of the Moon goddess Y , constantly pounding the elixir of life for her.

Y- Chang’e ; X- Jade Rabbit/Yutu


3 • US State Senator Jake GARN was an astronaut onboard the STS-51 mission. • How has his name been immortalized informally within NASA and the general space community?

GARN = Space Sickness


Elon Musk

5. Reference to what?

SPIRIT ROVER The rover had become stuck in a sandy pit in April 2009 and went silent on March 22, 2010.

6. Guess X • Spacecraft #11 was the first Mercury operational spacecraft with a centerline window. • Dubbed X 7 , it featured a white, diagonal irregular paint stripe starting at the base of the capsule and extending about two-thirds toward the nose, emulating the X in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Liberty Bell

7 • One of the significant events of 2006 was the modification of a name to include the number 134340. What are we talking about?

8. Cross section of what?

9. Where would you find this ?

10. What is he up to?

11. Connect

Art installations on the Moon The Fallen Astronaut The Space Museum

12. Sitter • • • • • • X Bane X Plagueis X Sidious X Maul X Tyranus XY • Gimme X ,Y and what is this list?

X- Darth, Y- Vader

13. What unique distinction has this song achieved?

• First song to be transmitted from the surface of MARS.

14. Identify X • During his university years, X did pioneering work for his country’s space program. His projects were a success without rival, killing more astronauts than both the Russian and American space programs combined. • Part of his research managed to confirm that there's not enough oxygen for a political opponent to survive at altitudes higher than 45,000 feet. • In the same experiment, he confirmed that there is enough gravity at 45,000 feet for a political opponent's body to return to Earth when thrown from an aircraft.

15. The future? • According to the Russian manned spaceflight contractor RKK Energia, X must be able to perform the following tasks: • • • • Large spacecraft assembly Flight tests and launches Creating, servicing and completing inter-orbital tugs Providing medical and biological conditions required for the rehabilitation of interplanetary expedition crews after their return to Earth orbit.

OPSEK - Orbital Piloted Assembly and Experiment Complex

16. Where you would have come across these recently ? • Chuck Yeager jetting off in the Bell X-1 to break the sound barrier • Alan Shepard becoming the first American to fly in space on board his Mercury capsule. • Neil Armstrong, together with his Apollo 11 crewmates, preparing to board the Saturn V rocket • The Gemini 2 capsule falling back to Earth as audio from the Gemini 6 mission plays. • The Apollo 12 lunar module "Intrepid" beginning its descent to the moon as Armstrong's famous "one giant leap" is heard. • Footage of the orbiter Atlantis launching and then landing on the final flight of the space shuttle program

Interstellar Trailer ! Video clip.flv

Identify the character and name the missing person


18. • Connect: • 1 - The crowning of King Tigrane of Armenia • 2 - The birth of Jesus Christ (the star of Bethlehem is alleged to be • HC) • 3 - The Norman conquest (1066 A.D) • 4 - The Siege of Belgrade (by the Ottoman Turks) • 5 - The 1222 expeditions of Genghis Khan • 6 - The Birth and Death of Mark Twain (1835-1910)

• Events associated with the sightings of Halley’s Comet


Neil DeGrasse Tyson

20. • The flag of which country includes the representation of the sky at its capital as seen at 8:30 am on 15 November 1889?

MINIMALIST ROUND • Each poster represents a movie. Example:

Independence Day

Star Wars

2001: A Space Odyssey



District 9

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