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Space Shuttle Trivia Test: 12 Intriguing Facts
The launch of space shuttle Atlantis is the 135th and last in the 30-year-old shuttle program, which will end when Atlantis returns from its 12-day mission. How well do you know your shuttle trivia?

First Shuttle Launch, 1981

Q. Total people to fly on the shuttles?

A. 35
B. 135
C. 355
D. 1035

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Blastoff

Q. Total people to fly on the shuttles?

A. 35
B. 135
C. 355
D. 1035

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Walking in Space

Q. Most flights by an individual astronaut?

A. 2
B. 7
C. 10
D. 14

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Piggyback_Ride

Q. Most flights by an individual astronaut?

A. 2
B. 7 -- a record shared by Franklin Chang-Diaz and Jerry Ross
C. 10
D. 14

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Shuttle Earth

Q. Number of satellites and other payloads deployed?

A. 17
B. 79
C. 179
D. 719

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Horizon

Q. Number of satellites and other payloads deployed?

A. 17
B. 79
C. 179
D. 719

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First Launch

Q. Number of satellites and other payloads returned?

A. 0
B. 5
C. 25
D. 52

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Shuttle_by_Sunset

Q. Number of satellites and other payloads returned?

A. 0
B. 5
C. 25
D. 52

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Shuttle Face

Q. Total mass delivered into space?

A. 35,000,000 pounds
B. 3,500,000 pounds
C. 350,000 pounds
D. 35,000 pounds

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Landing_at_Edwards_AFB

Q. Total mass delivered into space?

A. 35,000,000 pounds
B. 3,500,000 pounds (1,750 tons)
C. 350,000 pounds
D. 35,000 pounds

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Walking_Through_Space

Q. Total dockings at the International Space Station?

A. 36
B. 42
C. 51
D. 74

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Enterprise Prototype

Q. Total dockings at the International Space Station?

A. 36
B. 42
C. 51
D. 74

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Rocketing

Q. Duration of the longest flight?

A. 3 days
B. 7 days
C. 12 days
D. 18 days

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NASA 03

Q. Duration of the longest flight?

A. 3 days
B. 7 days
C. 12 days
D. 18 days

NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis

Shuttle_Duty

Q. Size of the smallest crew?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 4
D. 6

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Final_Days_of_Atlantis

Q. Size of the smallest crew?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 4
D. 6

NASA/Jack Pfaller

Race_to_the_Heavens

Q. Size of the largest crew?

A. 8
B. 9
C. 10
D. 11

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Discovery Journeys Home

Q. Size of the largest crew?

A. 8
B. 9
C. 10
D. 11

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Endeavour_Touches_Down

Q. Total time in flight?

A. 280 days
B. 621 days
C. 1,002 days
D. 1,310 days

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Flight Before Sunset

Q. Total time in flight?

A. 280 days
B. 621 days
C. 1,002 days
D. 1,310 days

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Cosmic_View

Q. Total number of in-flight fatalities?

A. 5
B. 9
C. 14
D. 21

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Double_Shuttle

Q. Total number of in-flight fatalities?

A. 5
B. 9
C. 14
D. 21

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Columbia_Soars_Into_Orbit

Q. Total program costs?

A. $65.3 billion
B. $196.5 billion
C. $52.1 billion
D. $1.1 trillion

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Discovery

Q. Total program costs?

A. $65.3 billion
B. $196.5 billion*
C. $52.1 billion
D. $1.1 trillion

*According to an analysis published in the journal Nature by Roger Pielke, with Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado in Boulder

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Space Shuttle Trivia Test: 12 Intriguing Facts

The launch of space shuttle Atlantis is the 135th and last in the 30-year-old shuttle program, which will end when Atlantis returns from its 12-day mission. How well do you know your shuttle trivia?

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