As children, we awed at the mere thought of becoming an astronaut when we grow up. As adults, we continued to awe. Astronauts have fascinating yet challenging jobs. They have seen the space! Been there, lived in it! But did you know that there were a set of puzzles they were asked to solve before they left the blue planet? The puzzles are a part of the selection test for astronauts.
Recently, astronaut Tim Peak shared three puzzles that he solved for his astronaut selection test. Peake spent 186 days in 2016 on the International Space Station.
He has recently written a book titled, ‘The Astronaut Selection Test Book: Do You Have What It Takes?’ which comes out in October this year.
Do you think you can solve these puzzles?
Do you have it in you to become an astronaut?
Here are the answers:
And the answers are:
1)B -the pattern mirrors adjacent shapes but in different colours
2)A -wheels of same radius at start & end of the sequence will spin at the same speed
3)B -for the mathematicians, it’s essentially asking for the locus of a straight line
So how did you do?🚀 pic.twitter.com/0WojmGfJF9
— Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) June 1, 2018
Challenge your friends. Do you know someone who wants to be an astronaut?