Kalpana Chawla Birthday: Kalpana Chawla also has a deep connection with Pakistan, know 10 unheard things about her

Kalpana Chawla Birth Anniversary: It is the 61st birth anniversary of Indian-origin astronaut Kalpana Chawla. He was born on 17 March 1962 in Karnal, Haryana. According to media reports, the names of his parents were Banarasi Lal Chawla and Sanjayoti Chawla. Kalpana did her early education from Tagore Bal Niketan Senior Secondary School in Karnal. 

10 unheard things about him

  1. Kalpana Chawla also has a deep connection with Pakistan. According to media reports, her family was earlier living in Sheikhpura, Pakistan and settled in Karnal, Haryana during partition.
  2. According to a media report, Kalpana Chawla’s parents wanted to make her a teacher or a doctor. wanted to But only in the 8th grade, he had decided to become an astronaut. Pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College. 
  3. According to the information, in 1984 he did his Master’s in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas and again in 1986 in the same subject. In 1988, Kalpana obtained her PhD degree from Colorado University Boulder. 
  4. Kalpana Chawla started working for NASA in the year 1988. She was selected as an astronaut for the space mission in December 1994.
  5. Kalpana Chawla was an Indian American astronaut and space shuttle mission specialist. She was the first Indian woman to go into space. 
  6. Kalpana Chawla traveled to space not once but twice. He flew for the first time on 19 November 1997 for space travel. On January 16, 2003, she flew to space for the second time. 
  7. On January 16, 2003, Kalpana flew to space, but she could not return to earth again. < /li>
  8. While returning on 1 February 2003, his space vehicle had crashed. All the astronauts accompanying her were killed in this accident. 
  9. Kalpana Chawla married Jean Pierre, a flying instructor from France.
  10. In 1991, Kalpana Chawla married Chawla acquired US citizenship.

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