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Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-23-2009 07:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
collectSPACE member Eddie Pugh originally prepared the following quiz for a British magazine on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Apollo 11.

He says the highest score so far is "a commendable 7".

Once you have tried the quiz for yourself, use the mouse highlight the area between the brackets to see the answers.

  • Which Russian probe might have caused problems for Apollo 11 near the Moon? [Luna 15]

  • What was PDI? [Powered Descent Initiation]

  • Eagle had two program alarms during the descent to the lunar surface. What was the number of the one that came barely 3000 feet above the surface? [1201]

  • Who, as Capcom, gave the crew the order to ignore this alarm?
    [Charlie Duke]

  • Who spoke the first words from the surface of the Moon?
    [Aldrin - "Contact light". Armstrong's first words were, "Shutdown".]

  • One of the '11' crew described himself as, "A white male, age thirty eight, height 5 feet, 11 inches, weight 165 pounds, salary $17,000 per annum, resident of a Texas suburb with black spot on my roses." Who?
    [Mike Collins]

  • What was the purpose of the 'yellow card' carried on Columbia?
    [Issued by the FAI it authorized records to be attempted on the flight.]

  • Which Earth tracking station received the first TV pictures from the surface of the Moon? [Honeysuckle Creek, Australia]

  • What significant event happened at 8:00 p.m. local time on Thursday July 10, 1969? [The final countdown for Apollo 11 started.]

  • What did the descending astronauts first see at 'High Gate'?
    [The lunar landing site]

  • What were BIGs? [Biological Isolation Garments]

  • On the return from the Moon the crew passed time by doing some planning for Apollo 12 based on the daily food intake of a shrew consisting of spaghetti and meatballs. Who was this for? [Alan Bean]

  • Eagle landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969. When was it announced officially by NASA where it had landed?
    [July 29 after onboard film had been processed and examined]

  • Before landing Aldrin promised to look out for a 'bunny girl' on the Moon. Who was this? [Chango - a Chinese girl with her pet rabbit who had been banished to the Moon for stealing the pill of immortality]

  • What was the name of the recovery carrier for Apollo 11? [Hornet]

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-23-2009 09:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Please don't post your answers [or guesses]. Instead, post your score (remember: you can find the answers by highlighting the area between the two brackets after each question).

MCroft04
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posted 07-23-2009 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
An embarrasing 5, but I was very close on most.

Obviousman
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posted 07-23-2009 10:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Obviousman   Click Here to Email Obviousman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
12.

I didn't know "Yellow card", the July 10 event (though I was very close), and the official location announcement question.

Delta7
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posted 07-23-2009 11:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Delta7   Click Here to Email Delta7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
8

Mike Dixon
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posted 07-23-2009 11:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
10...

AJ
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posted 07-24-2009 12:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AJ   Click Here to Email AJ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
7! *phew*

randy
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posted 07-24-2009 02:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
9.

GACspaceguy
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posted 07-24-2009 05:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
9

neke
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posted 07-24-2009 06:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for neke   Click Here to Email neke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got 9... almost 10, but I didn't think I knew the *specific* answer to the "bunny girl" question enough to count that one.

garymilgrom
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posted 07-24-2009 07:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
11.5 - I knew the landing site was not announced for some time after the mission, but not the exact date.

G the Cheat!

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 07-24-2009 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A lousy 6.

I should have followed Gary's example and just cheated.

AlanLawrie
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posted 07-24-2009 04:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AlanLawrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone remember Mr Pugh's wonderful hand typed booklets full of manned spaceflight facts from the early 70s. I got mine from the US Embassy in London and treasure my copies to this day.

AstroAutos
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posted 07-24-2009 07:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AstroAutos   Click Here to Email AstroAutos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also got a measly 6 - I'm so ashamed!

Whizzospace
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posted 07-25-2009 08:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Whizzospace   Click Here to Email Whizzospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
12 out of 15. Didn't know the yellow card, the 10 Jul date, nor the landing site confirmation. Always great to see a tough and detailed quiz with bits you've not heard before!

E2M Lem Man
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posted 07-25-2009 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2M Lem Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay - 12 out of 15!

Moonwalker1954
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posted 07-25-2009 08:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonwalker1954   Click Here to Email Moonwalker1954     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
10 and I was one digit off on the alarm.

music_space
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posted 07-26-2009 12:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
10. And even though I got the "First words from the surface" item, I now question the fact that Eagle actually was on the surface when this announcement was made (albeit it might have made it by the time the message reached the Earth).

KSCartist
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posted 07-26-2009 02:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
10

chappy
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posted 07-26-2009 03:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for chappy   Click Here to Email chappy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
8, I never knew aboutt the 'Bunny Girl' and how come it is who said the first words from the moon?

asdert
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posted 07-26-2009 03:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for asdert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
5!

Embarrassing? Ashamed? Lousy? No, it's okay for me. Maybe someone will admit to have even less. There must be people somewhere that know even less than me.

But I respect the experts and their two-digit-scores!

Apollo Redux
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posted 07-26-2009 06:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo Redux   Click Here to Email Apollo Redux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
11.....kind of appropriate.

spaceman1953
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posted 07-29-2009 04:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman1953   Click Here to Email spaceman1953     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So how about we put on our own A11 Trivia questions on this thread?

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