Kalpana Chawla
Kalpana ChawlaJuly 1, 1961 - February 1, 2003
Kalpana Chawla (March 17, 1962 – February 1, 2003) was the first Indian-American astronaut and first Indian woman in space. She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator. In 2003, Chawla was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. ...

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