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56. 

What is name of NASA's first electric airplane?

A. P-51 Mustang
B. X-57 Maxwell
C. B-52 Stratofortress
D. U-2 spy plane

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The first all-electric configuration of NASA's X-57 Maxwell now is at the agency's Armstrong Flight Research Centre in Edwards, California.

57. 

NASA has recently detected water vapours on which Jupiter's moon?

A. Europa
B. Ganymede
C. Callisto
D. Io

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

NASA scientists have detected water vapor above the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa for the first time. Overall, the moon may hold twice as much water as Earth. An upcoming NASA spacecraft will travel to Europa to hunt for more clues about possible alien life.

58. 

Which rocket of ISRO is to launch USA's commercial nano satellites?

A. PSLV-C48
B. PSLV-C46
C. PSLV-C47
D. PSLV-C45

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Indian Space Research Organization will launch 13 commercial nano satellites of the United States along with the imaging and mapping satellite Cartostat-3. The launch is scheduled on November 25, 2019.The satellites will be launched by PSLV-C47, a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle into Sun Synchronous Orbit from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.

59. 

What is the name of India's 2nd mission to land on Moon?

A. Chandrayaan 1
B. Chandrayaan 2
C. Chandrayaan 3
D. Gaganyaan

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced their intention to send a second mission to soft-land on the Moon planned for November 2020 dubbed as Chandrayaan 3 mission.

60. 

Which Japanese spacecraft has started journey home from asteroid Ryugu?

A. Hayabusa2
B. Akatsuki
C. Selene
D. Hisaki

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft has departed from a distant asteroid, starting its yearlong journey home after successfully completing its mission to bring back soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system.