Below you can find the results of Fascinating Facts Game 13 (NASA). Thanks to everyone who participated in this game and sharing your comments. We have included a poll with four new categories for the next Fascinating Facts game for you to chose from. Please vote in the poll to the left for the topic you would like to see for Game 14 of Fascinating Facts.
Overall in this game our players scored an average of 53.5% correct for the four questions provided regarding NASA. The answers to each NASA question are listed below. Before reviewing the answers below if you wish to once again review the original questions please click on the link below:
1) Who was the first American woman astronaut to perform a spacewalk?
Answer: Kathy Sullivan
Results: 57% Correct
Fact: Astronaut Kathy Sullivan, is an American geologist and a former NASA astronaut. A crew member on three Space Shuttle missions, she is the first American woman to walk in space on mission STS-41G.
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)?
Answer: Wally Shirra
Results: 44% Correct
Fact: Wally A. Schirra was the only man to fly in all three projects. Alan Shepard flew in Mercury and Apollo, but not in Gemini. Gus Grissom was involved in all three project, flying in Mercury and Gemini, but he was killed during a pre-flight simulation in his Apollo 1 capsule, so he never actually flew in the Apollo program..
3) Only one Gemini capsule was given a name; what was the name of this capsule?
Answer: Molly Brown
Fact: The first capsule was called Molly Brown by Astronaut Gus Grissom. Gemini 3 was the first manned mission in NASA's Gemini program, the second American manned space program. On March 23, 1965, the spacecraft, nicknamed Molly Brown, performed the seventh manned US spaceflight, and the 17th manned spaceflight overall (including X-15 flights over 100 kilometers). It was also the final manned flight controlled from Cape Canaveral, Florida before mission control functions were shifted to the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas.
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?
Answer: Bill Nelson
Fact: Senator Bill Nelson (D-Florida) was a member of Congress when he flew aboard STS-61C which flew in1986.
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