International Space Station Quiz
1) Canada's International Space Station (ISS) partners are
- a. The United States and Russia
- b. The United States, Russia and Europe
- c. The United States, Russia, Europe and Japan
2) A key Canadian contribution to ISS, Dextre, is
- a. A sophisticated dual-armed robot and the station's "handyman"
- b. A mobile base system used by astronauts during spacewalks
- c. A 17-metre robotic arm used for construction and operations
3) What is the ISS's approximate altitude, and is it visible from Earth?
- a.370–460 km; yes
- b. 1,250-1,790 km; yes
- c. 2,990 km–3,900 km; no
4) Who will be the first Canadian Commander of ISS?
- a. Julie Payette
- b. Robert Thirsk
- c. Chris Hadfield
5) How fast does ISS orbit the Earth?
- a. Approx. 60 km/h, or one complete orbit per day
- b. Approx. 6,000 km/h, or 8 complete orbits per day
- c. Approx. 28,000 km/h, or 16 complete orbits per day
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