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Quiz: What do you know about women in space?

Many of us didn’t learn about the feminist movement in school. That’s why we decided to take a look at facts and figures about feminist issues and prepare quizzes for you. We are starting with the very big picture. 

Have you ever noticed? Like earth, space is struggling with gender equality. We believe: space is for everyone! It looks like we need more feminism even in space.

What do you know about women in space? Take part at our quiz! 

Women in Space

We believe: space is for everyone! But like earth, space is struggling with gender equality. It looks like we need more feminism even in space.

What do you know about women in space? Take part at our quiz.

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1. Who was the first woman in space?

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2. How many women have been in space so far?

The criteria for determining who has achieved human spaceflight vary. We use the criteria of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, which defines spaceflight as any flight over 100 kilometers (62 miles). According to this, 596 people have been in space so far since the first human spaceflight in 1961. They come from over 40 different nations. How many of the previous 596 space travelers are female?

Status: February 2022

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3. What did NASA want to give the astronaut Dr. Sally Ride for her week-long mission?

Dr. Sally Ride was selected to be an astronaut as part of NASA Astronaut Group 8, in 1978, the first class to select women. In 1983 Dr. Ride became the first US-American woman in space as a crew member on Space Shuttle Challenger. 

Each astronaut aboard a spacecraft has a personal hygiene kit with items for cleanliness and grooming during the mission. 

NASA also wanted to give Dr. Sally Ride female products for her mission over 7 days. What was it?

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4. Which nations had a woman as their first space traveler? 

Humans from 42 nations have traveled into space so far. For three nations, the first space traveler was a woman. Which are the three nations?

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5. When did the first woman travel to the moon?

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6. What is astronaut and engineer Dr. Mae Jemison known for?

(multiple answers possible)

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