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Moon Miners' Manifesto

#21 December 1988

Section the Artemis Data Book

Q & A Colonist's I.Q. Quiz

MMM 21

December 1988 

Q&A Colonist's I.Q. Quiz


[1] Before Apollo 8's envelope-bursting trip out to the Moon, what is the furthest humans had ventured off the surface of Earth?

[2] We all know the names of Borman, Lovell, and Anders, the first three humans out to the Moon. But who was the first to orbit the Moon 'solo'?

[3] Of the 24 men out to the Moon (3 of them twice), who came the closest without landing?

[4] Which 3 have been the furthest from Earth?

[5] What is the furthest from Earth that anyone has 'gone for a walk' outside their spacecraft?

[6] Was anyone exposed to a massive solar flare?

[7] Who holds the human speed record in space?

[8] Who was the first civilian in space?

[9] Who was the first paying fare in space?

[10] For which of the nine Apollo Crews to orbit or loop the Moon was the greatest portion of the farside visible in sunlight?


[1] 850 miles by Conrad and Gordon in Sept. 1966 in the Genini 11 craft boosted by Agena 11.

[2] John Young in the Apollo 10 Command Module.

[3] Tom Stafford and Gene Cernan in Snoopy, the 1st Lunar Module out to the Moon (Apollo 10), in a dry run dip to within 10 miles of the surface.

[4] When Lowell, Swigert and Haise rounded the Moon on the landing-aborted Apollo 13 mission, they where 248,655 miles from home.

[5] Worden (A15), Mattingly (A16), and Evans (A17) all had to go outside to retrieve film cannisters from service modules. In each case they were about 200,000 miles out from Earth and 40,000 out from the Moon at the time.

[6] Pavel Papovich, Yuri Artyukhin in Soyuz 14 from July 5-8th, 1974. However they were protected by being within the Van Allen belts.

[7] The returning Apollo 10, Stafford, Young. and Cernan, plunged into the atmosphere at 24,790mph.

[8] Konstantin Feoktistov, the first scientist, and Boris Yegerov the first physician both on the Voshkod 1 flight October 12, 1964.

[9] The new President of the National Space Society, Charles Walker, electrophoresis expert with McDonald Douglas who paid NASA $100,000 for his 'ticket' aboard Discovery on the STS41D mission, Aug. 30 1984. He had the same role on STS51D and STS61B. Total time in space 13 days.

[10] For the Apollo 8 mission the Moon (nearside) was just past 'new', almost totally dark, and the farside just past full, almost totally sunlit.

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