Space Trivia 🚀👩🏽‍🚀


EDIT: Thanks Bill for a video with the answers! If you want to check out the answers to the trivia and how to get them, view the video here: 


Let's do a warm-up with some space-themed trivia! Here's a data set of all the astronauts, rockets, launches, and space walks...can you answer these five trivia questions?


  1. How many space travelers have been on a mission that orbited the Moon? (Hint: Be careful... Jim Lovell orbited the moon on two missions, but he only counts as one traveler!) 
  2. Which astronaut had the most minutes of spacewalk (EVA) activity? How many minutes have they spacewalked?  
  3. Which astronaut has launched the greatest number of times? How many times did he or she launch?  
  4. Who is the woman with the most days in space?  
  5. How many people launched on the Space Shuttle and returned on a Soyuz spacecraft? 


Shoutout to Excel MVP @Bill Jelen, "MrExcel",  for coming up with these questions! We'll follow up with the answers on October 17th, World Spreadsheet Day.

To play along, read the trivia questions and download the data set here: case y...
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@Sharon910  See my answers below

  1. 24 space travelers have orbited the moon.
  2. Anatoly Solovyev with 4728 spacewalk minutes.
  3. Jerry L. Ross & Franklin Chang-Diaz. They both launched 7 times each.
  4. Peggy Whitson
  5. 4 people 
    Anatoly Solovyev
    Nikolai Budarin
    Donald Pettit
    Kenneth Bowersox


1. 24

2. Anatoly Solovyev 4728 minutes

3. Jerry L. Ross and Franklin Chang-Diaz

4. Christina Koch 328.5825 days

5. Anatoly Solovyev, Nikolai Budarin, Donald Pettit, Kenneth Bowersox, Nikolai Budarin

5. 4 people ( I had Nikolai Budarin twice)



  1. 24 space travelers have been on a mission that orbited the Moon.
  2. Russian astronaut, Anatoly Solovyev has had the most minutes of spacewalk (EVA) activity. He has spent 4,942 minutes in spacewalk (EVA) activity.
  3. Jerry L. Ross and Franklin Chang Díaz have launched the most times from Earth with 7 launches each. John W. Young has launched from Earth 6 times and from the Moon once, thus tying for the most overall launches with 7.
  4. Peggy Annette Whitson has spent the most days in space (665 days).
  5. Four people launched on the Space Shuttle and returned on a Soyuz spacecraft (Kenneth Bowersox, Nikolai Budarin, Donald Pettit, and Anatoly Solovyev).

@PReagan Beautiful that you noticed this about John Young's launch from the Moon to give him 7. I completely missed this.  Bonus Points!!!

best response confirmed by Sharon910 (Microsoft)

In case anyone has difficulty with any of these questions, I have made a video showing the solutions to each of the five questions.  

You can watch the video from the beginning.

Or, jump directly to the solution for each of these questions:

Thanks everyone - great to see so many of you having fun with the trivia questions! Check out @Bill Jelen's video for the answers!