Friday, 28 October 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 28-10-2016: Prospero’s Books

Right … 

It’s official: today, I’m back to work.

And, in all probability, it’s ALSO pay-day.

Which means paying bills, and buying train tickets.

OK, bills aren’t good.

But being able to pay my own way, is.

Did I mention my two sisters, Anna and Ruth, have managed to book a few days holiday in NewYork?

Complete, of course, with my nephew, Jude.


New York hotdogs are the best.

I might just have to ask my sisters to bring some back with them.

Although, frankly?

I think one of the new MacBook Pro’s would be a NICE present for an ageing uncle!

I’m SURE Jude can persuade someone … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring ten out of ten in the process.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s themed questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) Britain launched the British built Prospero satellite on the 28th of October: of which year of the 1970s?
Q2) The satellite was the only satellite to be launched on a British built rocket.   The rocket was called the Black what: Adder, Knight or Arrow?
Q3) The fuel used to launch the rocket was a mixture of hydrogen peroxide.   With what: paraffin, diesel or gasoline?
Q4) The satellite — and the rocket — were launched from Launch Area 5B: in Woomera.   Woomera is in which country?
Q5) Prospero was built by the Royal Aircraft Establishment.   The Royal Aircraft Establishment is in which aeronautical area?
Q6) It’s named after a character in a play by William Shakespeare.   Which play?
Q7) The satellite is in a low Earth orbit.   This means it’s at least how high up: 160 kilometres, 200 km or 240 km?
Q8) Roughly how long does Prospero take to complete one orbit: 102, 103 or 104 minutes?
Q9) Prospero was officially turned off in which year of the 1990s?
Q10) Finally … Prospero’s signal was last publicly heard on the TV show, Coast: in which year?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 27th October saw the birth of Dylan Thomas.   In which country of the UK?
A1) Wales.
Q2) As a result, Dylan Thomas was what: English, Irish, Scottish or Welsh?
A2) Welsh.
Q3) He spoke, and wrote in, which language?
A3) English.
Q4) What was his middle name?
A4) Marlais.
Q5) Thomas was born in which city of the UK?
A5) Swansea.
Q6) His most famous work was originally going to be called ‘The Town that went Mad’: originally written and performed as a radio drama.   We know it as what?
Q7) According to a Thomas poem first published in 1933, death shall have no … what?
A7) Dominion.   (You can read it, here.)
Q8) Thomas once wrote a script for a 1948 film: directed by Daniel Birt.   The film was called The Three Weird … what?
A8) Sisters.
Q9) Thomas died in which US city?
A9) New York.
Q10) Finally … in which year was Dylan Thomas born?
A10) 1914.
I’ll leave you with this …
“As soon as we are satisfied that we can get the launchers we need from the Americans on acceptable terms, the Black Arrow programme be brought to a close as soon as possible. However, the launching of X3 on the R3 vehicle should proceed, and there may be a need for a further launch if problems arise with X3/R3.”
From the Penney Report of July, 1971, that cancelled Britain’s satellite launching programme.
And this … 

Have a good day … 

*        I’m always finding out stuff, myself, Debbi!   Life’s good like that!


Debbi said...

It is! :)

1. 1971
2. Arrow
3. paraffin
4. Australia
5. Bedford (or Thurleigh near Bedford)
6. The Tempest
7. 160 km.
8. 103 min.
9. 1996
10. 2004

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1971
Q2) Arrow
Q3) Paraffin
Q4) South Australia
Q5) Farnborough
Q6) The Tempest
Q7) 160 km
Q8) minutes
Q9) 1996
Q10) 2004
I think we should have a quiz in New York, live at some point... ;)