From India to space through US, Kalpana Chawla


Kalpana Chawla a name so inspiring to so many girls across the globe. A girl who didn’t give up on her dreams just because the field she chose was a monopoly of only men. In 1988, kalpana joined NASA. And on 19 november 1997 she first travelled successfully to space with a crew of six.
She did her schooling from Tagore School, Karanal and did her bachelor’s in aeronautical engineering from Punjab Engineering college in 1982.She did her master’s in science in aerospace engineering from Texas, Arlington in 1984. She did her PhD in aerospace engineering in 1988 from the university of Colorado at Boulder.
Her achievements are innumerable and inspiring. At the age of 41 years she along with her crew members just minutes away from earth disappeared for ever in the skies on this very same day, Feb 1 2003.

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