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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

(NASA)

Blastoff

Q. Total people to fly on the shuttles?

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

(NASA)

Walking in Space

Q. Most flights by an individual astronaut?

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

(NASA)

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

(NASA)

Shuttle Earth

Q. Number of satellites and other payloads deployed?

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

(NASA)

Horizon

Q. Number of satellites and other payloads deployed?

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

(NASA)

First Launch

Q. Number of satellites and other payloads returned?

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

(NASA)

Shuttle_by_Sunset

Q. Number of satellites and other payloads returned?

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

(NASA)

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

(NASA)

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

(NASA)

Walking_Through_Space

Q. Total dockings at the International Space Station?

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

(NASA)

Enterprise Prototype

Q. Total dockings at the International Space Station?

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

(NASA)

Rocketing

Q. Duration of the longest flight?

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

(NASA)

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

(NASA)

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

(NASA)

Discovery Journeys Home

Q. Size of the largest crew?

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

(NASA)

Endeavour_Touches_Down

Q. Total time in flight?

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

(NASA)

Flight Before Sunset

Q. Total time in flight?

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

(NASA)

Cosmic_View

Q. Total number of in-flight fatalities?

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

(NASA)

Double_Shuttle

Q. Total number of in-flight fatalities?

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

(NASA)

Columbia_Soars_Into_Orbit

Q. Total program costs?

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

(NASA)

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

(NASA)

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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