Space Travel: History, Dangers & Benefits


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When did space travel first begin?

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1. What does NASA stand for?

2. Which is a benefit of space travel?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the history of space travel. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the benefits and downsides of space travel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet is intended to help you test your knowledge of:

  • The acronym NASA
  • Benefits of space travel
  • Exploration of the moon
  • Humans' earliest space travel

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on space travel
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding NASA and the beginning of space travel
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the benefits and drawbacks of space travel

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson, titled Space Travel: History, Dangers & Benefits, will teach you more about this subject. The following objectives will be covered:

  • Identify early efforts towards space travel
  • Recognize the Russian and American achievements in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Understand the benefits of space travel
  • Know the potential risks of space travel