# Beyond The Stars: The Kalpana Chawla Story Quiz

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Kalpana Chawla was an America-Indian astronaut and she was recognized as the first woman to go to space. Chawla was one of the seven crew members who died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster and she was named after several streets, universities, and institutions. Take this quiz to test your knowledge on how much you know her.

• 1.

### The STS-87 made 252 orbits of the Earth, traveling in how many miles in 376 hours and 34 minutes?

• A.

6.3 million

• B.

6.4 million

• C.

6.5 million

• D.

6.6 million

C. 6.5 million
Explanation
The STS-87 made 252 orbits of the Earth, which means it completed 252 full circles around the planet. To calculate the total distance traveled, we need to multiply the circumference of the Earth by the number of orbits. The circumference of the Earth is approximately 24,901 miles. Therefore, the total distance traveled by the STS-87 is 24,901 miles multiplied by 252 orbits, which equals 6.5 million miles.

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• 2.

### Which of these options is Chawla's height?

• A.

1.60 m

• B.

1.61 m

• C.

1.62 m

• D.

1.63 m

D. 1.63 m
Explanation
The correct answer is 1.63 m. This option is the only one that matches Chawla's height.

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• 3.

### What is Chawla's zodiac sign?

• A.

Pisces

• B.

Virgo

• C.

Taurus

• D.

Scorpio

A. Pisces
Explanation
Chawla's zodiac sign is Pisces.

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• 4.

### Chawla has how many elder sister?

• A.

1

• B.

2

• C.

3

• D.

4

B. 2
Explanation
Chawla has two elder sisters.

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• 5.

### Kalpana was known as Monto in secondary school, and she chose ‘Kalpana’ as her right name because it meant what?

• A.

Imagination

• B.

Determination

• C.

Intelligence

• D.

None of the above

A. Imagination
Explanation
Kalpana chose the name 'Kalpana' because it meant imagination. This suggests that she wanted a name that reflected her creative and imaginative nature.

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• 6.

### Which of this is not one of Kalpana's best subjects in secondary school?

• A.

Geography

• B.

Basic science

• C.

Agricultural science

• D.

Hindi

C. Agricultural science
Explanation
The given options are Geography, Basic science, Agricultural science, and Hindi. The question asks for the subject that is not one of Kalpana's best subjects in secondary school. The correct answer is Agricultural science because it is the only subject among the options that is not listed as one of Kalpana's best subjects.

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• 7.

### Kalpana moved to Chandigarh to enter PEC with Aeronautical Engineering when?

• A.

1974

• B.

1976

• C.

1977

• D.

1978

D. 1978
Explanation
Kalpana moved to Chandigarh to enter PEC with Aeronautical Engineering in 1978.

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• 8.

### The primary Robotic Arm Operator was launched when from Launch Complex 39B of the Kennedy Space Center?

• A.

1999

• B.

1998

• C.

1997

• D.

1996

C. 1997
Explanation
In 1997, the primary Robotic Arm Operator was launched from Launch Complex 39B of the Kennedy Space Center.

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• 9.

### What was Kalpana's husband's occupation?

• A.

Author

• B.

Freelancer

• C.

Astronaut

• D.

None of the above

A. Author
Explanation
The given correct answer is "Author". This suggests that Kalpana's husband's occupation is an author.

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• 10.

• A.

Green

• B.

Blue

• C.

Brown

• D.

Grey