Hello friends! Are you preparing for entrance tests for various jobs like PO, Clerks, engineering, Army, Banking etc. You should be very good in General Knowledge to crack any Exam. Below listed are some of the important questions related to Space. The questions are very common and seem to be very easy but you need to have this knowledge.
Q - Do you know which the Largest Space Telescope is?
A - NASA's Space Telescope is the largest telescope. You would be surprised to know that it weighs 11 tons and it is 13.1 meters long. It has a 240 cm reflector. NASA's Space telescope was launched into space by US Space Shuttle Discovery on April, 1990.
Q - Name the Largest Star
A - The Largest Star is Vy canis Majoris, located 5000 light years away from the earth. Its diameter is between 2.5 - 3 billion Km
Q - Name the Largest Planetary System
A - Our Solar System which is 15 billion Km across
Q - Which was the Longest Shuttle Flight
A - It was 17 days, 15 hours, 53 minutes and 20 seconds was carried on by US Space Shuttle Columbia having 5 Astronauts during the STS-80 mission. It was launched on November 19, 1996
Q - Which one is the most reused Spacecraft
A - Discovery by NASA, which was first launched in 1984 was last launched on April 5, 2010, its 38th flight
Q - Do you know when did most people did space walk
A - It was the first flight of Endeavour to repair the failing Intelsat VI Satellite. The space walk was done by Pierce Thought, Richard Hieb and Thomas Akers, all belonging to USA. This happened in May 7, 1992
Q -The First Manned Maiden Spacecraft
A - It was a test flight undertaken by astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen on April 12, 1981. Bothe were from USA
Q - When was the Heaviest satellite Launched
A - Having a mass of 22,753 kg, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory was launched by US Space Shuttle Colombia on July 23, 1999. This was the heaviest satellite that has ever been launched by any space shuttle.
Q - Which is the Hottest Place in the Solar System
A - The Core or the Centre of the Sun is the hottest place in Solar System. It has temperature of 15,600,000 degree celsius
Q - The closest approach to the Sun by a Spacecraft
A - It happened on April 16, 1976 when Helios 2 an unmanned spacecraft approached within 43.5 million km of the Sun