Kalpana chawla indias first woman astronaut
Kalpana Chawla: Indias First Woman Astronaut by Dilip M. Salwi
Kalpana Chawla: India’s First Woman Astronaut
The tragic loss of the space shuttle Columbia killed seven astronauts. One of those, Kalpana Chawla, was the first Indian-born woman in space. Born in Karnal, India, on July 1, , Chawla was the youngest of four children. The name Kalpana means "idea" or "imagination. Chawla obtained a degree in aeronautical engineering from Punjab Engineering College before immigrating to the United States and becoming a naturalized citizen in the s.
The International Space University. Kalpana Chawla Scholarship project announces four of its funded scholars. According to Dr. This scholarship project is an historic opportunity to achieve an international impact with very select, but very talented Indian post-graduate students. Kalpana Chawla. The scholarship project is focused on developing strong technical and leadership qualities within talented Indian women.
Kalpana Chawla flew to space on 2 missions as a NASA astronaut, both on space shuttle Columbia.
Kalpana Chawla, an inspiration to future astronauts, women and Indians everywhere., From politicians to sports personalities to industrialists, people from various walks of life took to the micro blogging site to pay their tribute to Kaplana Chawla on her 56th birth anniversary. She was the first Indian-born woman to fly in space.
Kalpana Chawla March 17, — February 1, was an American astronaut, engineer , and the first woman of Indian descent to go to space. In , Chawla was one of the seven crew members who died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster when the spacecraft disintegrated during its re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere. Chawla was born on March 17, , in Karnal , Haryana, India, but her official date of birth was altered to July 1, , to allow her to become eligible for the matriculation exam. And, he did take us to the flying club and we had a joyride in the Pushpak  and a glider that the flying club had. In , Chawla graduated from the Tagore School, where she was a high-performing student. Much of Chawla's research is included in technical journals and conference papers. In , she joined Overset Methods, Inc.