Astronauts have a reputation for being the brave and skilled few willing to risk their lives by strapping themselves aboard a rocket and blasting into outer space. But before they can don the orange jumpsuits and go into orbit, they must endure an intense selection and training process. How did guys like Neil Armstrong and John Glenn make it into space? And how have NASA requirements for astronauts changed in the last 50 years?
Question 1 of 10
Which of the following terms did NASA originally want to use in reference to astronauts?
Question 2 of 10
Soviet astronauts were called:
Question 3 of 10
On NASA's first list of qualifications for astronaut candidates for the Mercury program, each man had to be under:
Question 4 of 10
Which of the following "Original Seven" astronauts was the only one from the U.S. Marines?
Question 5 of 10
The two types of astronauts in NASA today are:
Question 6 of 10
Which of the following agencies does not have an agreement with NASA to provide international astronauts?
Question 7 of 10
What former U.S. president is NASA's Houston space center named for?
Question 8 of 10
How long are astronaut candidates required to tread water continuously while wearing a flight suit?
Question 9 of 10
Who was the first woman in space?
Question 10 of 10