Today is the 14th death anniversary of one of the most the inspirational woman and the story of the life that touched many souls. Kalpana Chawla is the first Indian-American astronaut and the first Indian woman in space. She was one of the seven crew members died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster on February 1, 2003. Let us recall the lady of ingenuity and bravery today.
5. In 1988, she began working at the NASA Ames Research Center, where she did Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) research on Vertical/Short Takeoff and Landing concepts.
7. In 1986, Chawla took a second Masters and a PhD in aerospace engineering in 1988 from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 1997, she became the first Indian-born woman and the second Indian person to fly in Space Shuttle Columbia as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator.