Thursday 19 May 2011

Lesson 4 : An Indian- American Woman in an in space: Kaplana Chawla | Class VI English Text Book : Honeysuckle


1.    Question.  Where was Kalpana Chawla born?  Why is she called an Indian- American?
Answer.  Kalpana Chawla was born in  Karna l, Haryana. By her birth in India, she was an Indian citizen. But she obtained American citizenship. So she is called an Indian American.

2.    Question. When and why did she go to U.S.? Who did she marry?
Answer. She went to the us for a master’s degree. Later she earned her doctorate in aerospace engineering. She married an American flight instructor jean Pierre Harrison.

3.    Question. How did she become an astronaut? What gave her the idea that she could be an astronaut?
Answer. In 1994, she was selected by NASA for training as an astronaut. Her first space mission was in the space shuttle Columbia. After qualifying as a pilot, the idea to become an astronaut came to her mind.

4.    Question. What abilities must an astronaut have, according to the journalist?
Answer. An aspiring astronaut needs a wide range of information. He should know a lot about everything, from Biology to aeronautical engineering.

5.    Question. What does Kalpana  Chawala say about pursuing is  dream? Do you agree with her that success is possible?
Answer.  Kalpana  Chalwa sent a message from aboard  Columbia to the students of her college in Chandigarh. She assured them that they could very well realize their dream success. The path was there. She wished them to find that path and walk on it with courage. She wished them a great journey.

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