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From: Washington, D.C.
Registered: Jan 2010

posted 10-18-2017 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for levasseurj   Click Here to Email levasseurj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Many of you, I hope, have visited the Moving Beyond Earth exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum. I curate that exhibition, and we're working on revising our interactive quiz. The questions derive from the content of the exhibit, which is space shuttle, International Space Station, and future focused. I'd like to solicit questions from all of you to add to our list of 125 already in the system.

The audience for the quiz is largely those under 18, so questions should not be overly technical, and can highlight topics from personalities to science research to propulsion and so on. Below are the criteria for questions and a few sample questions we already have. Not every question submitted may be used may already be among the questions from the first iteration. As an incentive, we are looking for ways to credit individuals for their suggestions if space allows.

Criteria: true/false or multiple choice format; question should be no more than 30 words; answer choices can include "all of the above" but should not exceed five words; factoid to explain the answers should also be no more than 30 words and include suggestions for images (specific references are helpful) or very short (10 second) video clips; we also rate questions easy/moderate/hard, so those suggestions are also welcome (users are not shown difficultly level, and we know this is highly subjective, but it helps give variety)


  • When did crews start living on the International Space Station? 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2000

    The first residents of the ISS - Expedition 1 crew William Sheperd, Yuri Gidzenko, and Sergei Krikalev - arrived in November 2000. (easy rating)

  • Astronauts do not snore in space. True or False

    False: Recordings made during space flights prove that gravity makes no difference - people can and do snore in space. (hard rating)

Thank you so much for your suggestions!

Jennifer Levasseur
Museum Curator, National Air and Space Museum

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