11 Things about Astronaut Kalpana Chawla the World Needs to Know 

Her life is an inspiration!


“When you look at the stars and the galaxy, you feel that you are not just from any particular piece of land, but from the solar system.” – Kalpana Chawla

The whole world witnessed a grave tragedy when 15 years ago, NASA’s Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated. As the crew was returning home to be welcomed, the accident claimed their lives mercilessly. Among them was Kalpana Chawla, the proud woman who was and is an inspiration to women worldwide.

Kalpana, the first Indian woman in space would have been 56 today. On her death birthday, we reminisce snippets from the life of this inspirational lady.