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Aerospace Medicine Quiz

Compiled by: Dr. E. Sri Hari, MBBS, MD Specialist in Aerospace Medicine, Air Force Station Gwalior IAF, Gwalior, India. E-mail:
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  1. The concentration of Carbon Dioxide in ISS is:

    1. 2-4mmHg

    2. 4-6mmHg

    3. 0.25-0.56mmHg

    4. 0.45-0.75mmHg

  2. The capability of crew escape system was observed in:

    1. Apollo

    2. Soyuz T-10A

    3. Shenzhou

    4. None of the above

  3. NASA Twin study on Astronaut Scott Kelly has shown all of the following except:

    1. Carotid artery thickening

    2. Telomere lengthening

    3. Hyperopic shift

    4. Myopic shift

  4. Space adaptation backache is seen typically up to:

    1. First 2 days

    2. First 3 days

    3. First week

    4. First month

  5. Entry motion sickness is observed during which phase of space flight:

    1. Re adaptation phase

    2. Entry phase

    3. Docking phase

    4. None of the above

  6. All of the following can cause Headache during spaceflight except:

    1. Space Adaptation Syndrome (SAS)

    2. Cephaloid fluid shift

    3. Hyperventilation

    4. Dehydration

  7. Musculoskeletal recovery post long duration space mission depends on all of the following except:

    1. Deconditioning

    2. Flight duration

    3. Countermeasure performance

    4. Preflight physical status

  8. Space is defined as altitude above:

    1. 50 miles

    2. 62 miles

    3. 72 miles

    4. 82 miles

  9. Hardware to support In-flight exercise countermeasures:

    1. CEVIS

    2. COLBERT

    3. TVIS

    4. All of the above

  10. Which of the following is true about long duration space mission:

    1. DNA changes are irreversible

    2. Hyperopic vision shift

    3. Both

    4. None of the above

  11. What is worn by astronauts as an inner before donning the space suit?

    1. Time managed garment

    2. Thermal Comfort Undergarment

    3. Liquid cooling and ventilation garment

    4. Both b & c

  12. Who was the first woman in space?

    1. Svetlana Savitskaya

    2. Valentina Tereshkova

    3. Sally ride

    4. Mae Jemison

  13. What happens to the Central Venous Pressure immediately on entering microgravity?

    1. Increase

    2. Decrease

    3. Remains same

    4. None of the above

  14. In the Apollo 11 mission, what was the name of Command Module?

    1. Eagle

    2. Columbia

    3. Challenger

    4. Endeavour

  15. How many revolutions does the ISS make around the Earth in a day?

    1. 12

    2. 14

    3. 16

    4. 18

Answers for Space Medicine Quiz

Ans.: (1) a, (2) b, (3) d, (4) a, (5) a, (6) c, (7) d, (8) a, (9) d, (10) b, (11) d, (12) b, (13) b, (14) b, (15) c

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