The Out Of This World Space Quiz

Are you ready to zoom off into a stellar world of fact and fiction? If you think you know your Red Dwarf from your Red Planet and your Star Wars from your North Star, take the Out Of This World Space Quiz to see if you can reach the stars or plummet to Earth trying.

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Q1. Which is the third planet from the Sun?
Q2. What was the name of the US astronaut played by Tom Hanks in the 1995 film Apollo 13?
Q3. True or false: Venus is hotter than Mercury?
Q4. The character Dave Lister found himself marooned 3 million years into deep space in which sitcom?
Q5. Who was the second man to walk on the Moon?
Q6. On 20th February, 1947, the US sent the first animals from Earth into space aboard a V-2 rocket. What were those animals?
Q7. Who first proposed that the Earth orbits the Sun in 1543?
Q8. In which Spaceport does Luke Skywalker first encounter Han Solo in the original Star Wars film?

Q9. Who sang the 70s hit single I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper?

Q10. Which astral body is depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry?

Q11. The asteroid belt is found between the orbits of which 2 planets?

Q12. Who had A 'Grand Day Out' on the Moon in 1989?
Q13. On 12th April, 1961, who became the first man in space?
Q14. Which part of the Moon was observed in a 1985 The Waterboys song?
Q15. True or false: the US are the only country to have landed an astronaut on the Moon?
Q16. What was the name of the first US space shuttle, which was launched in 1981?
Q17. Which one of these countries has never put a human in space?
Q18. What sort of rocket ship did The Kinks sing about?
Q19. Peter Davison’s Doctor Who of the early 1980s always carried what sort of ball in his jacket pocket?
Q20. Planet is Greek for which word?