Here is how it works. Each image I choose has a NASA and Space Flight connection and is part of our history. Some are on the fun side, some are on the more serious side. Each picture and question has a certain difficulty degree. Here is the ranking of degree of difficulty:
Cadet - This is a very easy category. Anybody off the street could answer this question.
Provisional Officer - This one is a little bit more difficult and requires some additional knowledge. But still, a Space Geek and future Starfleet Officer needs to know this.
Ensign - This is your baseline question. If you want to call yourself Space Geek, you must know the answers.
Lieutenant - A question with some added insight knowledge.
Commander - Now we are getting to the more difficult questions. This ranking means you need to have a fairly strong understanding of NASA, Human Space Flight and History.
Captain - As the Captain you need to know your stuff! From NASA, to Space Exploration, to Aerospace and History.
Admiral - Only the top notch can know just about everything. And you will have to know just about everything to answer the questions in this ranking.
To my surprise almost all of the images got answered within an hour. There was only one that was more difficult. I might continue this little game. But before I continue, here are the few I have posted so far. Look for more updates on my Twitter or Facebook site! I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoy them!
|Discovery STS-33 crew walks out of the Operations and Checkout building during a practice countdown. The day was Halloween so they all wore costume hats for a joke.|
|Noguchi was able to capture the plasma trail produced by space shuttle Endeavour as it streaked through Earth’s atmosphere. “Space Shuttle Endeavour making S-turn during atmospheric re-entry,|
|Today's question was about the unsung heroes from 1948 - 1950. The "Albert Series", which launched Albert I, II, III and IV. Unfortunately, none of the monkeys survived.|
Pictured here is Miss Monkey Baker. On May 28, 1958 Miss Baker launched in a nose cone on top of the Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile and returned unharmed. Miss Baker was given a home at the US Space and Rocket Center until her death on November 29, 1984.
For more information on the History of Animals in Space go here!