Inspirational Women-Kalpana Chawla

First Indian Women to go Space twice- Kalpana Chawala

She was born on March 17,1962 in Karnal in Punjab.

She was more interested towards Astronomy.

She studied at Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh. She moved to the United States in 1982 to complete a Master of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas.

After completing her studies, Kalpana started working with NASA Ames Research Center.

In 1988, she took another step nearer to her goal, joined NASA.

She joined the Astronaut Corps in 1995 after she became a naturalized US citizen. Her first flight followed within 2 years in 1997 as Mission Specialist.

She again went to space in 2003,it was a 16-day flight and the crew members conducted about 80 experiments.

Over the course of her two missions, Chawla stayed 30 days, 14 hours, and 54 minutes in space.

While returning to home,¬†expecting to land at Kennedy Space Centre, it exploded when entered the Earth’s atmosphere on February 1,2003.

She was Great Inspiration for young Ladies and child. She is a “Wonder Woman with Wings”.

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