Welcome to game 13 of Fascinating Facts. This game is dedicated to some of the obscure facts about NASA. Below you will find 4 questions related to NASA.
Please answer the questions to the best of your ability and please answer all 4 questions. This game will remain open through June 20th, with the results posted on the 21st. On the 21st we will also post some additional facts about NASA that you may not know. As with all the Fascinating Games we ask that you do not post the answers to the questions in your comments in consideration of other game players. We encourage you to post any other facts that you may know about NASA or your experiences have visited a NASA facility or been a participant at a NASA launch. We will post another poll for you to decide on which topic you would like to see for the next game on the 21st.
For all that participated in our previous games we wish to thank you and hope that you are enjoying this series. If you have not done so, you may view the results of game 12 (Smithsonian Institute) at the following link:
NASA: "An Act to provide for research into the problems of flight within and outside the Earth's atmosphere, and for other purposes." With this simple preamble, the Congress and the President of the United States created the national Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on October 1, 1958. NASA's birth was directly related to the pressures of national defense. After World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union were engaged in the Cold War, a broad contest over the ideologies and allegiances of the nonaligned nations. During this period, space exploration emerged as a major area of contest and became known as the space race.
1) Who was the first American woman astronaut to perform a spacewalk?
2) Which astronaut was the only one of the Mercury 7 astronauts to fly in all three of NASA's 'Moon Shot' programs (Mercury, Gemini and Apollo)?
3) Only one Gemini capsule was given a name; what was the name of this capsule?
4) Senator Jake Garn (R-Utah) was a Payload Specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery during STS-51-D. Who was the second elected official to fly aboard a Space Shuttle?