Apollo 8 by IngramB

Champion(s):

ChernicoffS
Although the Moon is only one-fourth the size of the Earth, it is further away.


Runner(s)-Up:

RobinJRichards
How many days until May?


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Questions:

Within five, how many orbits of the moon did Apollo 8 complete?

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10 (accept 5 to 15)

What original member of the prime crew had to be replaced due to a herniated disc? (He would orbit the moon the next July, but not land.)

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Michael Collins

What pair of aviators and authors visited with the Apollo 8 astronauts the night before launch? (At the time of liftoff, they had been married for more than 39 years.)

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Charles Augustus Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Apollo 8 was the first manned space mission to be launched by a certain version of rocket. Give its name and number.

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Saturn V

The crew of Apollo 8 were the first humans to pass through the Earth-girding radiation belts discovered by what Iowa-native astrophysicist?

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James Alfred Van Allen

As a result of the famous broadcast of the reading of the first ten verses of Genesis in lunar orbit, what founder of American Atheists sued NASA for having violated the First Amendment? (Her suit was dismissed for want of jurisdiction.)

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Madalyn Murray O'Hair

What aircraft carrier, now a floating museum in Charleston Harbor, SC, recovered the spacecraft and crew after splashdown? Aboard this same ship in 2015, Donald Trump called for a ban on allowing Muslims to enter the United States.

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USS Yorktown

Eighteen days after splashing down, the crew had the honor of leading over 75,000 people in the Pledge of Allegiance just prior to the third edition of what event?

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Super Bowl

Commander Frank Borman later became the CEO of what major airline, which was liquidated in 1991?

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Eastern Air Lines

Astronaut Bill Anders later became ambassador to what country, which during his missions (both diplomatic and space) was ruled by King Olav V?

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Norway

The only member of the Apollo 8 crew to go into space again was Jim Lovell. What 1970 space mission did he command?

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Apollo 13

The spacecraft itself is located in what city's Museum of Science and Industry, which opened during the Century of Progress Exposition of 1933?

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Chicago