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Answer the following question: Describe Kalpana Chawla’s first mission in space. - English

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Answer the following question:

Describe Kalpana Chawla’s first mission in space.

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Solution

Kalpana’s first space mission was in the space shuttle Columbia. It lasted for 15 days, 16 hours, and 34 minutes. During this time she went around the Earth 252 times, travelling 10.45 million kilometres. The crew included a Japanese and a Ukrainian astronaut. The crew performed experiments such as pollinating plants to observe food growth in space and tests for making stronger metals and faster computer chips.

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NCERT Class 6 English - Honeysuckle
Chapter 4.1 An Indian – American Woman in Space: Kalpana Chawla
Working with the Text | Q 5 | Page 50
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