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May 22 2016 Astronomy Newsletter

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Planets of the Solar System – Quiz
How well do you know the planets of the Solar System? Here's a beginner's quiz for you to test your knowledge. It's complete with answers and some more facts about the planets.

*Apollo 10*
Apollo 10 was the dress rehearsal for Apollo 11. It was launched on May 18, 1969, and on May 22, 1969 the lunar module got within 50,000 feet of the lunar surface. The crew tested all of the procedures except, of course, actually landing on the Moon.

*Sally Ride*
America's first woman astronaut was born on May 26, 1951.

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