Things to Know about Late Kalpana Chawla
Kalpana Chawla was the first woman of Indian origin to venture into space. She has ever since been regarded as one of the most inspirational women the world has ever seen and has looked up to. From a girl in a small town in India to a NASA astronaut, and then to a tragic end.
Here’s a look at the life of India’s braveheart, Kalpana Chawla.
1. Kalpana was born on 17th March 1962, in a small town of Karnal in Haryana. She was born to an average Indian middle-class family. Kalpana completed her schooling from Karnal.
2. Kalpana pursued a course in aeronautical engineering at Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh. She moved to the United States in 1982 and obtained a Master of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas. She then earned a doctorate in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado.