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Name the NASA Space Shuttles

Can you name the six space shuttles that were flown by NASA between 1977 and 2011?
To make it easier, we give you the first letter
The first space shuttle never actually flew in space
Quiz by BlackLab
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First submittedAugust 1, 2013
Last updatedFebruary 27, 2017
Times taken4,572
Rating4.13
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First flight
Hint
Space Shuttle
1977
E
Enterprise
1981
C
Columbia
1983
C
Challenger
1984
D
Discovery
1985
A
Atlantis
1992
E
Endeavour
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level 72
Feb 27, 2017
Do we really need the first letter? Can't people memorize six things without any help?
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level 62
Feb 27, 2017
True, making an easy quiz even easier.
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level 72
Feb 27, 2017
Well, I managed 2 with the clues, so for me, the answers are Yes and No.
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level 77
Mar 10, 2017
Sure, but why would I want to memorize the names of the space shuttles?
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level 79
Mar 12, 2019
Not sure we want to start going down the "Why would I want to memorize X?" road on a trivia site.
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level 71
Jul 15, 2019
The names of the shuttles is way more interesting to me than the state capitals.
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level 76
Feb 27, 2017
Probably don't really need the first letter.
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level 67
Feb 28, 2017
You do if you're not a space geek, like me. I got 5 with the first letter and probably would have missed 1 or 2 of them without the clue.
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level 65
Mar 3, 2017
Got them all with 1:43 to spare. First letter was a major help.
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level 82
Mar 6, 2017
I got 2 with the letter. Why on Earth (pun fully intended) would I know the names of shuttles?! leave them in and let the people who have already taken the quiz forget about their gripes within seconds of posting their comment.
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level 76
Jun 30, 2017
If you were alive during the shuttle era, you were have heard all but one of these names all the time. (Enterprise never went to space)
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level 68
Jun 30, 2017
Enterprise first flight? Bit of a stretch - it was not one of the orbiters to make it into space.
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level 79
Jun 30, 2017
Enterprise for me was a guess. Thanks, Star Trek.
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level 71
Jul 15, 2019
The most awesome thing about the space shuttle Enterprise is that it was actually named after the *starship* Enterprise from Star Trek! That’s even more epic of a naming story than Boaty McBoatface, IMHO.
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level 58
Jun 30, 2017
"First flight" doesn't necessarily mean "first flight into space," just "first flight."
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level 78
Aug 21, 2018
and i wasn't a shuttle it was a starship ;)
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level 54
Jun 30, 2017
*can't think of the D name* *wracks brain* *types "destroyer"* *feels no regrets*
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level 70
Jun 30, 2017
Wasn't alive when John F. Kennedy was assassinated. But there are 2 events where I remember everything about where I was when they happened: the 9/11 attacks and the Challenger disaster. I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when news of those things broke, like permanent snap-shots in my mind.

I think what made the Challenger disaster just a bit sadder than it otherwise would have been was that it wasn't just seasoned astronauts who perished, but also Christa McAuliffe, a school teacher. I think how excited and proud her students must've been as launch approached, and then how horrified and heart-broken they had to be as they watched the catastrophe unfold.
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level 67
Jun 30, 2017
Yeah, we watched the Challenger launch in school. I'll never forget that.
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level 76
Jul 1, 2017
I remember those events plus the deaths of Kennedy and yes, Elvis.
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level 76
Jul 1, 2017
Then again, I also remember every time the Cardinals won the World Series in my lifetime, so it isn't only world-changing events that imprint in my brain.
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level 71
Jul 15, 2019
Greetings, fellow Gen Xer.
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level 75
Jun 30, 2017
I went to high school with Willie McCool. Really nice guy, always wanted to be a pilot.
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level 51
Jul 3, 2017
You need way less time if you are going to give the first letter