Congressional Space Medal of Honor


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When did Congress authorize the Space Medal of Honor?

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1. What year was the Space Medal of Honor first awarded?

2. Of the first six people to be awarded the medal, who had perished in a launch pad accident?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions on this quiz ensure you know about key dates and events of the Space Medal of Honor. See if you can answer questions about when the medal program was first authorized, space shuttle accidents, and medal awardees.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on such things as:

  • Year the Space Medal of Honor was authorized by Congress
  • Year the first Space Medal of Honor was awarded
  • Person from the first 6 who were awarded the medal who perished in a launch pad accident
  • The two space shuttles involved in accidents over the history of the space shuttle program
  • Number of the 28 medal awardees who perished in space-related accidents

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz to test skills like:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information on medal awardees and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when the first Space Medal of Honor was awarded
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the two shuttles involved in accidents over the history of the space program

Additional Learning

You can discover more information by reviewing the lesson called Congressional Space Medal of Honor. This lesson discusses:

  • The recommender of the award
  • The individual who awards the medal
  • First medal recipients