This week’s quibble breaks the rules because it’s an invitation for some collaborative elaboration.

As mentioned in this week’s Geek Trivia, the opening credits sequence to Star Trek: Enterprise includes snippets of historical space footage, much of which the Trivia Geek could not explicitly identify. The savvy reader who can put a name to any of the following segments — with citation of some sort — will get a much-deserved call out in a future edition of Geek Trivia:

  • Who is in the Apollo 14 crew picture, and is this from a dress exercise or the actual mission pre-launch procedure?
  • Which shuttle and which mission is depicted in the tower launch footage?
  • Who are the trio of astronauts shown during the shuttle launch sequence?
  • What exactly is Robert Goddard calculating on the blackboard, and where and when was the footage taken?
  • Which Apollo mission is shown in the Lunar Module descent footage?
  • Who is the astronaut shone in EVA, and from what shuttle mission is the footage taken?

Oh, and as always, if you uncover a questionable fact or debatable aspect of this week’s Geek Trivia, just post it in the discussion area of the article. Thanks for the quibbles and counter-quibbles, and keep ’em coming!

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