Kalpana Chawla: The Space Girl Quiz

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Kalpana Chawla was an American citizen born in India. She was the most intelligent out of her siblings and she was the fourth child of her parents. Her official date of birth was altered to July 1, 1961, to allow her to become eligible for the matriculation exam. This quiz will examine and test your knowledge on how you know the first female astronaut.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Chawla applied for the NASA Astronaut Corps in what year?
    • A. 

      1990

    • B. 

      1991

    • C. 

      1992

    • D. 

      1993

  • 2. 
    Chawla joined the NASA Astronaut Corps in which of these years?
    • A. 

      1992

    • B. 

      1993

    • C. 

      1994

    • D. 

      1995

  • 3. 
    Chawla was selected for her first flight in which year?
    • A. 

      1992

    • B. 

      1994

    • C. 

      1996

    • D. 

      1998

  • 4. 
    Her first space mission began on November 19 of which year?
    • A. 

      1995

    • B. 

      1996

    • C. 

      1997

    • D. 

      1998

  • 5. 
    On her first mission, Chawla traveled over how many miles?
    • A. 

      10.5 million miles

    • B. 

      10.6 million miles

    • C. 

      10.7 million miles

    • D. 

      10.8 million miles

  • 6. 
    On her first mission, Chawla logged more than how many hours in the space?
    • A. 

      370 hours

    • B. 

      371 hours

    • C. 

      372 hours

    • D. 

      373 hours

  • 7. 
    Chawla was selected for her second flight as part of the crew of STS-107 in what year?
    • A. 

      2000

    • B. 

      2001

    • C. 

      2002

    • D. 

      2003

  • 8. 
    Chawla finally returned to space aboard Space Shuttle Columbia on the ill-fated STS-107 mission when?
    • A. 

      Jan 16 2003

    • B. 

      Feb 16, 2003

    • C. 

      March 16, 2003

    • D. 

      April 16, 2003

  • 9. 
    Chawla crew performed nearly up to how many experiments studying Earth and space science?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      60

    • C. 

      70

    • D. 

      80

  • 10. 
    Chawla is survived by her husband of almost how many years before her death?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      25

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