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Old 30-08-2015, 11:04 PM   #213
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Born in Karnal, India..

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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Mission (MER) is an ongoing robotic space mission involving two rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, exploring the planet Mars.. It began in 2003 with the sending of the two rovers—MER-A Spirit and MER-B Opportunity—to explore the Martian surface and geology..The NASA Mars Exploration Rover mission has named se7en peaks in a chain of hills, named the Columbia Hills, after each of the se7en astronauts lost in the Columbia shuttle disaster.. One of them is Chawla Hill, named after Chawla..The Columbia Hills are a range of low hills inside Gusev crater on Mars..The crater is about 166 kilometers in diameter and formed approximately 3 to 4 billion years ago.. It was named after Russian astronomer Matvei Gusev (1826–1866) in 1976..More recently, satellite images showed the trails of dust devils on Gusev's floor.. The Spirit rover later photographed dust devils from the ground, and likely owes much of its longevity to dust devils cleaning its solar panels..Becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen in April 1991, Chawla applied for the NASA Astronaut Corps...

Surya, father of Karna, the Hindu Sun god...

Karnal was also known as Karnaal, Kurnaul or Karnaul during the British Raj..One of the Counter Magnet Areas is said to have been founded by Karna, a key figure in the epic Mahabharata..Karna is one of the most famous personalities in Hinduism based on the merits they earned by giving charity.. He is often quoted for his sacrifice, courage, charity, valour, and selflessness..Lord Parashurama trained Karna for decades in the Mahendra mountain after pleased by his intense devotion to learn the science of weapons.. At the time of Kurukshetra war Karna was 85 years old..Guantanamo detainee Anwar Khan identified Haji Karnal as an anti-Taliban militia leader, prior to the ouster of the Taliban..The karnal is a large, straight brass trumpet, over a metre long, played in parts of Northern India and Nepal...

Kalpana Chawla (March 17, 1962 – February 1, 2003) was the first Indian-American astronaut and first Indian woman in space..She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator.. In 2003, Chawla was one of the se7en crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster,16 Minutes prior to scheduled landing..Chawla was the first Indian-born woman and the second Indian person to fly in space, following cosmonaut Rakesh Sharma who flew in 1984 on the Soyuz T-11..Her assignments included work on development of Robotic Situational Awareness Displays and testing space shuttle control software in the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory.. In November, 1996, Kalpana Chawla was assigned as mission specialist and prime robotic arm operator... now and then we used to meet in this room - just friends - passing unforgetable hours together..Well if youv,e all done staring..If it,s all the same to you miss i,d like a few minutes more...

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