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Quiz: How much do you know about outer space?

Let’s test your knowledge of space.

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THIS MONTH 59 years ago, the Soviet Union became the first nation on Earth to send a man into outer space

At the time, the US was also scrambling to be the first country to accomplish such a mission but it didn’t send the first American into space until one month later. 

Since then hundreds of men and women have journeyed into outer space and astronauts, still to this day, continue to explore what the mystery of the universe. 

So let’s test your knowledge of outer space. 

Here's an easy one - in 1969, who was the first man to walk on the moon?
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Buzz Aldrin
Neil Armstrong

Neil Diamond
Buzz Lightyear
The hottest planet in the solar system is 462 degree celsius but which one is it?
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Earth
Venus

Mercury
Saturn
How many planets are there in the solar system?
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7
8

9
10
Who said "no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in the race for space"?
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Winston Churchill
Eamon de Valera

Joseph Stalin
John F. Kennedy
Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic endeavour aims to bring passengers on a 90-minute round trip into space. How much is one ticket reported to cost?
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€50,000
€225,000

€575,000
€1,000,000
In 1979, the Moon Treaty was agreed and signed by 18 countries. What is it designed to guarantee?
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All resources on the moon would be shared among Earth's nations
No country could block light from the moon reaching Earth

All countries would advance the colonisation of the moon
Full moon parties would become mandatory in every country
Halley's Comet, named after Edmond Halley who discovered it in 1758, is due to pass by Earth again in what year?
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2089
2021

2101
2061
True or false: There is a volcano on Mars which is three times higher than Mount Everest?
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True
False
What distance is the Earth from the Sun?
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One billion kilometres
400 million kilometres

150 million kilometres
A stone's throw away
Who played the lead role in the 2014 box-office hit, Interstellar?
George Clooney
Matt Damon

Matthew McConaughey
Danny DeVito
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You nailed it
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Clever cat
Almost purrfect
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Fintastic
A good effort
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What are ewe doing?
Baaaaaad!
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