Traveling to Mars? Test your IQ

Matt Damon plays an astronaut who has to survive after being abandoned on Mars in the new Ridley Scott film "The Martian."
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From pop culture to upcoming missions, how much do you know about the Red Planet?

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Clockwise from top left: Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Oprah Winfrey and Mark Zuckerberg.
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Question 1 of 10 Score: 0

Which billionaire is working on building a ferry to Mars?

South African-born Elon Musk, the founder of both Tesla and SpaceX, says he's working on a ferry that can shuttle 100 people to Mars at a time. He expects it to be ready for liftoff by 2025.

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With each passing day, it seems like a manned mission to Mars is becoming more of a reality.
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Question 2 of 10 Score: 0

Which country just signed up to help NASA get to Mars?

At an international space conference held in Israel, NASA signed a cooperative agreement with the country to help them with future missions to the Red Planet. Israel is also helping France build a new satellite that can better withstand extreme conditions outside Earth's orbit.

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Clockwise from top left: Lady Gaga, David Bowie, Elvis Presley and Bruce Springsteen.
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Question 3 of 10 Score: 0

Fans of which singer want to have Mars renamed?

After David Bowie passed away, fans of the musician launched a petition to rename Mars. The iconic singer was known as Ziggy Stardust and famous for interstellar songs like "Life on Mars" and "Starman."

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More than any other time in recent memory, travel to Mars is looking more like a reality.
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Question 4 of 10 Score: 0

Which TV network is planning a show about colonizing Mars?

Spike TV is adapting the popular "Red Mars" trilogy into a drama that will begin airing in January 2017. The books that the show is based on have been translated into 21 different languages.

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Team Tridom's 'Bubble Base' would be created using a swarm of drones on the surface of Mars.
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Question 5 of 10 Score: 0

True or false: NASA asked the public to help create 3D habitats for Mars.

It's true. NASA launched a competition in 2015 and opened it up to the public. One hundred-sixty eye-popping designs were submitted, including this one (pictured right) by a team from Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Researchers will test and develop Valkyrie for future space missions.
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Question 6 of 10 Score: 0

What's the name of this robot that NASA plans to send to Mars?

The U.S. space agency is working with MIT and Northeastern University on the Valkyrie robot, which will be used on deep space missions.

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That's not a footprint. That's Rover's tracks after it knocked over a rock that had been in this spot.
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Question 7 of 10 Score: 0

NASA sent the Opportunity Rover to Mars in what year?

The rover landed on the surface of Mars on Jan. 25, 2004. Originally expected to last for only 90 days, the Opportunity Rover has been a veritable workhorse, sending more than 200,000 photos back to Earth.

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To save on weight, a detour to the moon is the best route to Mars according to new research.
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Question 8 of 10 Score: 0

To get to Mars, scientists have suggested putting what in outer space?

A team of researchers have suggested using the moon as a pit stop for ships to gas up on the way to Mars.

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Man on mars
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Question 9 of 10 Score: 0

Which legendary astronaut wants to go to Mars?

Buzz Aldrin has spent the past few years speaking about his desire to travel to Mars. "It is in our DNA, our makeup as human beings, to have a curiosity to expand our knowledge and to explore beyond the present limits," he told From The Grapevine.

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NASA astronaut Mark Watney, portrayed by actor Matt Damon, grows potatoes to survive on Mars.
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Question 10 of 10 Score: 0

In "The Martian" Matt Damon grows what food to survive?

In the Oscar-nominated survival film, Matt Damon portrays astronaut Mark Watney, who just happens to be a botanist. He uses Martian soil to grow potatoes that provide him with food for years.

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