Which space traveller are you?

  • 11 September 2015

As the Science Museum is about to open Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age, we help you find your inner space traveller.

  • Find your inner-astronaut

    Go back in time to one of the most pioneering periods of the 20th century.

    If you were in the Space Race, which space traveller would you be?

  • Question 1 of 6

    As a space traveller, you need to keep physically fit. What sport do you go for?

  • Question 2 of 6

    What would be your call name?

  • Question 3 of 6

    We say space travel, you say..

  • Question 4 of 6

    If you weren’t a space traveller, you would be a...

  • Question 5 of 6

    Back on earth, you fall in love with...

  • Question 6 of 6

    You’re such good friends with a colleague at work that they...

  • You are...

    Yuri Gagarin

    Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space! Known for his smile, he was much loved by his peers and the public. During the phenomenal 1961 rocket launch, the control room told Gagarin that everything was ready for take-off to which he informally replied with ‘Let’s go!’. The phrase became iconic and has been used to refer to the beginning of the Space Age in human history.

    You are driven, calm under pressure, not afraid of starting something new and setting new and daring trends.

    You are...

    Valentina Tereshkova

    Valentina was the first woman in space! You are ambitious, very personable and very good at keeping secrets.

    The project of going into space was classified and so Valentina was not allowed to tell anyone (even her mum) that she was training to be a cosmonaut. For a year, her mum thought that Valentina was away preparing for an all-USSR skydiving championship until she saw her daughter on TV.

    You are...

    Neil Armstrong

    Neil was the first person to walk on the moon! You know what you want and how to get it. Neil’s first airplane flight was at the age of five and from then on his love of flying only grew stronger – leading him to acquire his student pilot's licence by the age of 16 (before a driving licence!).

    Although the media attention from the Apollo programme was to be expected, Neil was a ‘reluctant hero’. Whatever you are passionate about, you take very seriously and you do it for yourself (and not the limelight).

    You are...


    Laika was the first dog in space! She was chosen from the streets of Moscow, selected for her endurance, and trained for space travel. Laika was very much loved by her trainers and one of them used to take her home to play with the children.

    You are charming, friendly and loyal – willing to go to great lengths for your close ones and causes that you care deeply about. Your free spirit and ideas win you many admirers and followers.

    Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age​ is at the Science Museum from 18 September to 13 March 2016, 50% off with National Art Pass.


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