I need help on space exploration ?

Which of the following statements is true of space exploration?

[a] Space exploration is too expensive to be of any good to society.

[b] Space exploration has given society many technological advances.

[c] Space exploration is not based on science.

[d] Space exploration is too limited to benefit society.

Question 2 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

Which of the following is a benefit of space exploration?

[a] Space exploration has lowered taxes.

[b] Space exploration has helped Florida's economy.

[c] Space exploration has made some people famous.

[d] Space exploration makes people want to go to outer space.

Question 3 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

What was the first artificial satellite placed in orbit around the earth?

[a] Apollo I

[b] Gemini

[c] Sputnik

[d] Hubble

Question 4 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

Which of the following is a benefit of space exploration?

[a] More fuel efficient cars

[b] Cheaper gasoline

[c] Invention of new technology

[d] Lower taxes

[e] A shorter work week

Question 5 (Essay Worth 8 points)

Space exploration has been an important factor in the cultural and economic history of our country. Please do two things for this question:

First, describe how space exploration, in general, has contributed to advances in technology. Include one specific example.

Then, although the lesson doesn't specifically mention Florida please think about and explain how space exploration has changed Florida's economy and culture and include at least one specific example.


The answer to the first question is B. See the linked page about spinoff technologies. The first artificial satellite in orbit was Sputnik 1, but you could easily have looked this up for yourself.


Does your teacher require you to cite sources for these answers?

If not, they should.