Remembering Kalpana Chawla on her birthday anniversary,The Lady Who Touched the Sky
- by -Divya-Gavandi
- Jul 01, 2019 17:47
Kalpana Chawla was born on March 17, 1962, in Karnal, India. Later her official date of birth was altered to July 1, 1961, to allow her to become eligible for the matriculation exam. Kalpana liked to draw pictures of airplanesin her childhood.Remembering Kalpana Chawla on her 58th birth anniversary and showing respect towards her.
The Indian-born Kalpana Chawla ,the lady who touched the sky was one of the seven astronauts who were killed in 2003 when Space Shuttle Columbia broke up during its re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere. NASA Mission Control lost contact with the Space Shuttle Columbia during the reentry phase of mission STS-107 on February 1, 2003, and later learned that the shuttle colombia had broken up over Texas. Debris from the wreckage drifted hundreds of miles from central Texas to Louisiana and all the seven astronauts onboard the Shuttle died in the crash in which India Lady Kalpana Chawla was the one.