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Kalpana Chawla

India lost one of the most talented lady on 01 February 2003, female astronaut Kalpana Chawla in the event when the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated in Texas the 16th death anniversary of Kalpana Chawla brief overview of her life career and her tragic death.

Who is Kalpana Chawla

Kalpana Chawla was the American astronaut she is the female of Indian in who go to space. space shuttle Columbia was the first mission of Kalpana Chawla in 1997. in this mission Kalpana Chawla acted as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator.

Kalpana Chawla
Kalpana Chawla

Get to know more about Kalpana Chawla in the detailed table below.

About Kalpana Chawla

NameKalpana Chawla
D.O.BOriginal: March 17, 1962
Altered: 1 July 1961, Haryana
Life SpanMarch 17, 1962 – February 1, 2003
  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Aeronautical Engineering
    from Punjab Engineering College, India
  • Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering,
    University of Texas at Arlington (1984)
  • Masters in 1986
  • PhD in aerospace engineering in 1988
    from the University of Colorado Boulder
First Space MissionSpace Shuttle Columbia in 1997
Space missionsSTS-87, STS-107
AwardsCongressional Space Medal of Honor,
NASA Distinguished Service Medal,
NASA Space Flight Medal
Death AnniversaryFebruary 1, 2003
Cause of DeathSpace Shuttle Columbia Disaster

Kalpana Chawla Space Missions

First space mission of Kalpana Chawla

1. Kalpana Chawla space mission began on 17 November 1997.In this mission , 6 astronaut crew where live in the space shuttle Columbia flight STS-87.

2. "you are just your intelligence" this words where spoken by Kalpana Chawla when she travelling in the space weightlessness.

3. on her first mission she traveled over 10.4 million miles in the 252 orbits. more than 372 hours we are logged by her in the space.

Second space mission of Kalpana Chawla

1. Kalpana Chawla was selected for her second flight in 2000, as a flight part of STS-107 crew.

2.Kalpana Chawla finally return on 16 January 2003 tourist place by the ill fated STS-107 mission.

3. Around 80 experiment were performed by the crew including the study of earth , space science , the advanced technology where developed and astronaut health and safety.

Death of Kalpana Chawla

1. Kalpana Chawla passed away on 1st February 2003 in the space shuttle Columbia disaster.

2.Kalpana Chawla and her 6 other crew member where died in the space shuttle disaster,when the Columbian integrated taxes during the raintree into Earth atmosphere just shortly before the concluding on its 28 mission sts 107.

Indian-origin Female Space Spacefarers



From Where

Kalpana ChawlaAmerican astronautKarnal, East Punjab, India
Sunita Williams American astronaut and United States Navy officerEuclid, Ohio, U.S.
Shawna PandyaSpace ScientistAlberta, Canada

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