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Space Exploration

Space Exploration
By Jon Zajac

As someone who is passionate about space exploration, I love incorporating this theme into events to inspire curiosity and excitement among guests. One fun way to do this is by using Space Exploration-themed “This or That” icebreaker questions. By asking questions related to the wonders of space, famous astronauts, and the latest discoveries, you can create a sense of wonder and engagement among your attendees.

How to incorporate Space Exploration themed This or That questions

To incorporate Space Exploration-themed “This or That” questions into your event, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare a list of questions beforehand that are related to space exploration and its related topics. You can find inspiration from news articles, documentaries, books, or social media.

  2. Print out the questions on cards or display them on a screen or a poster board. Encourage your guests to form small groups of 3-5 people and take turns asking each other the questions. You can also create a rotation system where each group moves on to the next question after a set amount of time (e.g., 2-3 minutes).

  3. Make sure everyone has a chance to answer each question and listen actively to their responses. Encourage follow-up questions, comments, and discussions that build on the initial answers. You can also share your own insights and opinions about space exploration to keep the conversation flowing.

  4. After everyone has had a chance to answer all the questions, gather your guests in a larger group and ask them to share their favorite or most surprising answers. You can also use this opportunity to highlight any commonalities or connections that emerged during the activity.

  5. Consider using some of the insights or stories that came up during the “This or That” icebreaker as a springboard for further conversations and activities throughout the day. For example, you could organize a trivia game based on space exploration trivia or create a photo booth with props inspired by astronauts and spacecraft.

Ideas on different themes of questions

To keep your Space Exploration-themed icebreaker questions fresh and engaging, you can explore different themes and categories that are relevant to the topic. Here are some ideas:

  • Space missions: Ask questions related to the most famous space missions in history (e.g., “Would you rather be an astronaut on the Apollo mission or the Mars Rover mission?” or “What is your favorite space mission and why?”).

  • Astronauts: Ask questions about the lives, achievements, and challenges of famous astronauts (e.g., “Which astronaut do you admire the most and why?” or “What qualities make a good astronaut?”).

  • Space technology: Ask questions related to the latest advancements in space technology (e.g., “Do you prefer private companies like SpaceX or government agencies like NASA to lead space exploration?” or “What do you think is the most exciting space technology and why?”).

  • Space tourism: Ask questions about the future of space travel and tourism (e.g., “Would you rather go on a space vacation or a deep-sea diving adventure?” or “What are your thoughts on commercializing space travel?”).

  • Aliens and extraterrestrial life: Ask questions that explore the possibility of life beyond Earth (e.g., “Do you believe in aliens, and why or why not?” or “What would be your reaction if we discovered evidence of extraterrestrial life?”).

By incorporating these different themes of questions into your Space Exploration-themed icebreaker activity, you can keep your guests engaged and entertained while also inspiring a sense of curiosity and wonder. So why not give it a try and see how it can enhance your next event!

My favorite Space Exploration themed This or That questions

  1. Manned or unmanned missions?
  2. Moon or Mars?
  3. NASA or SpaceX?
  4. Lunar rover or Mars rover?
  5. The Big Dipper or Orion’s Belt?
  6. Telescopes or probes?
  7. Solar sails or ion thrusters?
  8. Asteroids or comets?
  9. The Milky Way or Andromeda?
  10. Space tourism or space mining?
  11. Hubble Space Telescope or James Webb Space Telescope?
  12. Colonize Mars or terraform Venus?
  13. Black holes or supernovas?
  14. SpaceX Falcon Heavy or NASA Space Launch System?
  15. Neil Armstrong or Buzz Aldrin?
  16. The International Space Station or a moon base?
  17. NASA’s Perseverance rover or China’s Zhurong rover?
  18. The Kuiper Belt or the Oort Cloud?
  19. Launch from Earth or launch from the moon?
  20. Spacewalks or spacecraft repair missions?
  21. Colonize one planet or explore multiple?
  22. Exoplanet hunting or studying our own solar system?
  23. Orbital mechanics or celestial navigation?
  24. Jupiter’s moons or Saturn’s moons?
  25. SETI or colonization?
  26. Habitable exoplanet discovery or discovering extraterrestrial life elsewhere in our solar system?
  27. Voyager 1 or Voyager 2?
  28. Space debris clean-up or asteroid deflection?
  29. Xenon ion propulsion or nuclear thermal propulsion?
  30. Interstellar travel or intergalactic travel?

About the author

Jon Zajac

Jon Zajac

Founder & Chief Icebreaker

I started Icebreaker Spot because I truly believe that strong connections are the foundation of successful teams. I wanted to create a platform that would make it easy for people to find and share icebreakers and team building activities, empowering them to build trust, foster collaboration, and ultimately, achieve greatness together.