Remembering The First Indian Woman Astronaut: Kalpana Chawla

Today is her birthday!

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The first Indian-American astronaut to cross horizons and fly into the space in Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997, Kalpana Chawla, the ordinary woman with extraordinary courage is still inspiring millions even after 14 years of her death.

A woman of substance, Chawla, with her hard work and determination has become a role model to women all around the globe inspiring them to dream, achieve and contribute. With her big aspirations and bigger mettle, Kalpana was one of the seven astronauts who lost their lives in the Space Shuttle Columbia on February 1, 2003. Kalpana will always be remembered for her inspirational journey.

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