Born into a conservative family in a provincial town, in Haryana, Kalpana Chawla dreamt of the stars. Through sheer hard work, indomitable intelligence and immense faith in herself, she became the first indian woman to travel into space, and most remarkably to travel twice. A shinning career was tragically cut short in the recent Columbia mishap. In this well researched biography, journalist Padmanabhan talks to people who knew her, family and friends at Karnal, and colleagues at Nasa, to produce a moving portrait of a woman whose life was unique.
In the last few years, a significant increase in applications of MMCs has taken place, particularly in the areas of automotive, aerospace, electronics, and recreation. These include continuous fiber reinforced MMCs for cables in power transmission, high temperature superconducting wires, particulate MMCs in civilian aircraft and automotive applications, and high volume fraction, high thermal conductivity substrates for electronic packaging. Nevertheless, as with any novel material systems, there is a lack of fundamental understanding on the part of practicing engineers and designers. This book would seek to address these issues, in a thorough and cohesive manner, as well as to provide students and scientists with a basic understanding of MMCs. This book will emphasize the synergistic relationships among processing, structure, and properties of metal matrix composites.
A compelling chronicle of what it means to be Indian in a foreign land. In an age when India is one of the strongest emerging markets and a developing superpower, tens of thousands of Indians leave the country each year to seek new lives on distant shores. What are they looking for and what do they really find? In a first-of-its-kind narrative, journalist and American expat Simran Chawla documents the contemporary Indian immigrant experience in various corners of the world – from Alaska to the UK, Europe to Africa, the Americas to the Middle East. In this book, she tells the story of families like the Singhs who farm in the heartland of Italy just south of Verona; discovers the lucrative I...
This book is the solution of Mathematics (R.D. Sharma) class 10th (Publisher Dhanpat Rai). It includes solved & additional questions of all the chapters mentioned in the textbook and this edition is for 2021 Examinations. Recommended for only CBSE students.
Biography of India-born NASA astronaut Kalpana Chawla. Covers her life from birth in India to graduate studies in the US, followed by an aerospace career culminating in her 1994 selction into the NASA astronaut corps. Details her astronaut training and two spoace shuttle flights, STS-87 in 1997, and the ill-fated STS-107 in 2003.Wrireen by her husband, Jean-Pierre Harrison.
This book is written strictly in accordance with the latest syllabus prescribed by the Council for the I.C.S.E. Examinations in and after 2024. This book includes the Answers to the Questions given in the Textbook Understanding Mathematics Class 9 published by Avichal Publications Pvt. Ltd. This book is written by I.S. Chawla.
Unconventional clothes and bobbed hair were not the only indications of Kalpana's zest for life - this spirited young girl from Karnal wanted to fly! Her intelligence was multi-faceted, her talents varied and her interests inspiring. The path she charted from her traditional home in Haryana to NASA's elite band of astronauts is the stuff of legends.