Q. 24.3( 49 Votes )

Read the newspaper report to find the following facts about the Columbia’s ill-fated voyage.

1. Date and place of lift off: _________________________

2. Number of astronauts on board: ___________________

3. Number of days it stayed in space: _________________

4. Number of experiments done by scientists: ___________

5. Date of return journey: ___________________________

6. Height at which it lost contact: _____________________

Answer :

1. Date and place of lift-off: Columbia had lifted off on 16 January 2003, from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida


2. Number of astronauts on board: It had a seven-member crew on board


3. Number of days it stayed in space: It stayed in the orbit for 16 days


4. Number of experiments done by scientists: 80 experiments had been done by scientists


5. Date of return journey: Saturday, 1st February 2003


6. Height at which it lost contact: It was flying at an altitude of over 200,000 feet


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