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Kalpana Chawla

Name : Kalpana Chawla

Born : July 1, 1961

Born/Home town : Karnal , Punjab

Father: Banrasi Lal chawla


Spouse:Jean Pierre Harrison

Died : February 1,2003.

(Space-Shuttle Columbia diaster)

Education :

Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical science(Punjab)

M.S. Degree in aerospace engineering (University of Texas)

PH.d (University of Colorado)

Profession :  Aeronautic Engineer, Astronaut worked with NASA.

Awards :  Congressional  Space Medal,NASA Space Flight Medal,

NASA distinguished Service Medal.

Time in space : 31 days, 14 hours, 54 minutes

she is the first Indian woman and second  Indian person to fly in space.


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