Hamish and Fergus have not only completed the space quiz, but clearly have a great interest in space. Watch their informative and hands-on video to see them demonstrate how a space craft lift offs, and how it manages to dock at the International Space Station (ISS). Their answers to the quiz are below. How do they compare with your answers?
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- How many moons does the planet Mars have? 2
- Which is the closest planet to the sun? Mercury
- What are Saturn’s rings made of? Ice and rocks
- How long does it take Jupiter to orbit the sun? it takes 11.8 years
- Who was the first British person to venture into space? Helen Sharman
- What was the name of the rocket that landed the first men on the moon in 1969? Apollo 11
- Jupiter was discovered 56 years before the Great Fire of London, in 1610. But who was the famous astronomer who discovered Jupiter? Nicolaus Copernicus
- How many major stars make up The Plough? (also known as The Big Dipper) 7
- Tim Peake boarded the International Space Station in December 2016. Sandringham were the first school to communicate with Tim Peake in January 2017. What was the name of the first Sandringham student who actually spoke to Tim Peake? Jessica Leigh (Tim Peake boarded the ISS in December 2015, Jessica spoke to him in Jan 2016)
- Hayley’s Comet last appeared in the inner parts of the solar system in 1986. In which year is it next due to appear? 2061
- What is the name of the car-sized rover that landed on mars (in the crater known as Gale on Mars) on the 6th August 2012? Curiosity
- What special record do scientists and astronomers give to the Boomerang Nebula? The coldest natural place in the universe