AN INDIAN AMERICAN WOMAN IN SPACE —KALPANA CHAWLA

U.S. Space shuttle COLUMBIA , carrying India –born American astronaut Kalpana Chawla and six others , broke apart in flames on Sat. 1 Feb 2003 ,killing all seven on board. Kalpana Chawla said that never dreamed, as a child in Karnal, that she would cross the frontiers of space . After a Bachelor of Science degree aeronautical engineering , she went for a master”s degree to the United states of America . She was the first IndianAmerican woman astronaut , who participated in a successeul mission in space .

• Kalpana Chawla was born in Karnal, Haryana, but she was a U.S. citizen married to flight instructor Jean Pierre Harrison, in 1994. She was selected by NASA for training as an astronaut. Kalpana”s first space mission in the space shuttle, Columbia, was 15 days,16 hours and 34 minutes long. •During this time she went 250 times, traveling 10.45 millions km.

there was shock and disbelief .On the Saturday night when the news about the Columbia disaster broke.

For millions of young Indians. . the story of Kalpana Chawla. a girl from a small town who touched the skies. had become an inspiration.

• Finding words for given meanings in the box :• (A) never happened or existed in the past • (B) the height above the sea –level • (C) an air craft that travels between two places • (D) to send something out • (E) natural calamity Contd… .

altitude Disaster. fulfil. encyclopaedic .• (F) containing a lot of information • (G) to satisfy Shuttle. knowledge unprecedented. launch.

2. Matching words of the same meaning :A (a)Unprecendented space tragedy (b) Certified flight instructor (c) Space mission (d) Super specialisation B something that causes feelings of respect and wonder having knowledge of a wide variety of subjects nowadays in these times a set of jobs to be done in space by a group .

A (e) Encyclopaedic knowledge B a person with the corr ect qualification to teach people to fly planes (f) Awe-inspiring a sad accident of a kind that has never happened before in space (g) In this age great expertise in a limited field or particular subject .

True or untrue (i)identified-------------.g.(vi) insteresting-------------- • . Forming opposites by adding “un” for e.(ii)successful -----------------------(iii)important------------(iv)educated-----------------------(v) answerable-------------.3.

4. Matching opposites:A (i)Over (ii) Lost (iii)Married B Unfortunately bachelor Below .

Given below are some words that are spelt differently in British and American English.5.Fill in the blanks accordingly:- British (i)Colour (ii) _________ (iii) __________ (iv) Counsellor (v) Centre (vi) ___________ American _____________ Labor Traveler _________________ ___________________ Theater .

6. (II) India (iii) America (iv) Chandigarh (V) NASA (vi) Karnal (vii) Haryana (viii) Ukrain . Pick out the Nouns from the following:(i) Columbia. Suffixes (i) Sleepless ---- Sleep+less Success+ful House+hold (i) Successful (ii) Household 7.

2 Did her parents allow her to attend engineering college ? Q3 What did Kalpana Chawla never dream of? Q. 1 What was Kalpana Chawla ? Q.5 Find a word in the passage which means “permitted”? .Kalpana Chawla___________________________________________Tagore school Q.4 From where did she complete her graduation? Q.

3 Was she also a flight instructor ? Q.1 Where was Kalpana born ? Q.4 when was Kalpana selected by NASA for training as an astronaut ? Q.2 To whom was she married ? Q.Kalpana_____________________________an astronaut Q.5 Find a word in the passage which means .

3 How many times did she go around the earth? Q.Kalpana”s first space mission_______________________56 millon Dollars Q.5 what did the crew perform in the space? Q.1 Name the shuttle in which Kalpana was in the space? Q. .2 For how many days did she stay in the space? Q.4 who were other astronauts in the crew? Q.6 Find the opposite of “weaker” in passage.

Short Answer Type Questions:. Where was she born? Q.2.1.8.S.5.4. What did the astronauts perform after reaching in space? Q. Is Kalpana dead or alive today? Q.(in about 30-40 words) Q. Columbia in space? Q. citizen? Q.3. Why was she called a naturalised U.6. When was she selected by NASA for astronautal training? Q. How long was the shuttle.7. What did the journalist write about kalpana? . Who was Kalpana Chawla? Q.

3. Q. Describe Kalpana”s first space mission. What is her message to the students of Chandigarh? . How did Kalpana become an astronaut? Q.2.Long Answer Type Questions: (In about 6080 words) Q.1.

Activity:- Q1:. .Who is she? Q.2 Write a paragraph about Sunita Williams.

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