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Tenses for Beginners: A Study of The Basics

Chapter 8, Class 7 English: Women in Space

1. Let's see how much we have understood:


(a) Who was the first Indian woman astronaut?

Ans: Kalpana Chawla was the first Indian woman astronaut.

(b) Why was the satellite Kalpana- 1 built?

Ans: The satellite Kalpana - 1 was built to study weather conditions.

(c) Where was Kalpana Chawla from?

Ans: Kalpana Chawla was from Karnal in Haryana.

(d) What was Kalpana Chawla's dream?

Ans: Kalpana Chawla's dream was to fly in space.

(e) What does NASA do?

Ans: NASA sends satellites to space.

(f) What was the aim of the Columbia Space Shuttle Flight STS-87?

Ans: It was to study the outer atmosphere of the sun.

(g) How did Kalpana Chawla die?

Ans: Kalpana Chawla died in a space shuttle accident.




2. In the lesson you read about some important dates and numbers. See whether you remember what each stands for:


1961: Kalpana Chawla was born.

1997: Kalpana Chawla joined the Columbia Space Shuttle Flight STS - 87

STS-87: It was a Space Shuttle Flight to study the outer atmosphere of the sun.

61,000 m: All seven astronauts including Kalpana Chawla were killed at a height of 61,000 metres above Texas.




3. Additional Important Questions


1. What is the full form of NASA?

Ans: National Aeronautical and Space Administration.

2. When was Kalpana Chawla born?

Ans: 1961

3. What was the name of the Columbia Space Shuttle Flight?

Ans: STS-87

4. Where did Kalpana Chawla study?

Ans: She studied at Tagore Bal Niketan at Karnal and later at Punjab Engineering College in Chandigarh.

5. What did she love?

Ans: She loved flying in space.

6. Name some famous women astronauts.

Ans:

Valentina Tereshkova: She was the first woman in space and also one of the youngest female astronauts in history.

Sally Ride: She was the first American woman to go into space.

Sunita Williams: An astronaut and a United States Navy Officer of Indo-Slovenian descent.

Kalpana Chawla: She was the first Indian-American astronaut.


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