Science Trivia from the 90s

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Free 1990s science trivia questions and answers.

Fun 90s trivia questions and answers - science.

What craft did Sergeti Avdeyev, Viktor Afanasyev, and Jean-Pierre Halgnere shut the hatch on for the last time, in 1999?
A: Mir.

What chip did Intel create as a lower-cost alternative to the Pentium microprocessor family?
A: Celeron.

What combined term did Insite Technology coin for a floppy disk with high-density optical tracking?
A: "Floptical".

What's the only South American nation contributing to the International Space Station?
A: Brazil.

What planet's 17th moon, discovered in 1999, was saddled with the designation S/1999J1?
A: Jupiter's.

What name, Japanese for "partner," did Sony select for its' first robotic "pet"?
A: AIBO.

What planet did the Galileo spacecraft begin orbiting in 1995?
A: Jupiter.

What was the first toll-free area code put in service, after the supply of 800-numbers began to dwindle?
A: 888.

What planet's Earth-sized Great Dark Spot, first seen in 1989, had completely disappeared by 1994?
A: Uranus.

What planet was discovered to be bristling with 1,600 large volcanoes?
A: Venus.

What did the Electronic Frontier Foundation name its $250,000 computer designed to crack the U.S. government's outdated DES cryptographic code?
A: Deep Crack.

What rural state provided WiFi for all residents, earning it a Yahoo! "Most Wired City in America" award?
A: Nevada.

What was the first company to sell a camcorder with a color LCD screen instead of a viewfinder?
A: Sharp.

Where did astronomer Gene Shoemaker become the first person to have his ashes scattered?
A: The Moon.

What high-tech Texas city was linked to Silicon Valley by an airline route dubbed the "Nerd Bird"?
A: Austin.

What nation became the third to launch a Mars probe, when Planet-B took off in 1998?
A: Japan.

What unofficial new name did the "Alpha" design for the International Space Station get, after Russia joined the project?
A: "Ralpha".

What legendary hacker was taken down after he broke into physicist Tsutomu Shimomura's computer on Christmas 1994?
A: Kevin Mitnick.

What does ISP mean to a dial-up web-surfer?
A: Internet Service Provider.

What search engine was born when six Stanford students sat around Rosita's Taqueria looking for an exciting way to stay together after graduation?
A :Excite.com.

What salad staple, dubbed the FlavrSavr, was the first genetically engineered food sold in the U.S.?
A: The tomato.

Which space shuttle was named after James Cook's world circling ship?
A: Endeavour.

What satellite TV system sold its first mini-dish in 1994, at Cowboy Maloney's retail stores in Jackson, Mississippi?
A: DirecTV, or DSS.

What Internet search engine uses a rating system called PageRank, named for founder Larry Page?
A: Google.com.

What nasty 1999 computer worm, named after a lap dancer, first appeared inside a list of passwords to pornographic websites?
A: Melissa.

What manufacturer of the Barracuda and Medalist made 100 million hard drives in 17 years?
A: Seagate.

What politician is credited with popularizing the phrase "information superhighway"?
A: Al Gore.

What U.S. agency established the National Infrastructure Protection Center to battle cyber crime?
A: The FBI.

 
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