Reach for the stars.
A Space Quiz – Answers
People have been reaching for the stars for as long as anyone can remember. Here are the events in chronological order.
- The first observatory. Take your pick: Karanhunj, Armenia, Stonehenge, or maybe Chanikillo, Peru. They're all prehistoric, meaning 'who knows?'
- Naming of constellation Orion. 12th Century BCE. Babylonian Star Catalogues.
- The first telescope. 1608, Hans Lippershey.
- First view of Moon's craters. 30 November 1609. Galileo.
- First crash landing on an extraterrestrial body. 14 September 1959, Luna 2, USSR.
- First orbit of Earth. 12 April 1961, Yuri Gagarin.
- First song sung in space. 16 December 1965. It was 'Jingle Bells'.
- First object brought back from another world. July 1969. Apollo 11.
- First manned orbital station. 19 April 1971 (launched). Salyut 1, USSR.
- First mission to leave the solar system. Voyager 1, on 25 August 2012. In other words, Chuck Berry is on his way to a new audience.
How well did you do? Did this list inspire you to wonder anew about space? Maybe you got an idea or two for another Guide Entry.