Kalpana was the youngest among siblings, the family used to call her by this name

Today is the 61st birth anniversary of Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian woman astronaut. Which is being celebrated all over the country. Had Kalpana Chawla been among us today, we would be celebrating her birthday with even more joy. Let us inform that Kalpana Chawla was born on 17 March 1962 in Karnal, Haryana. Kalpana's early studies were completed at Tagore Bal Niketan in Karnal itself. She belonged to a normal family. He holds a B.Tech degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh. After which she went to America to study M.Tech. In the meantime, they also fell in love and they got married later.

He was affectionately called Montu: Kalpana was the youngest of 4 siblings. Used to call him affectionately as Montu. Kalpana joined NASA as an astronaut in 1995 and was selected for her first flight in 1998. This journey was successful for her and the daughter of this India also waved her flag around the world. She was re-elected for the second time. Everyone was eagerly waiting for his return. But the news came in such a way that instead of happiness on everyone's face there was mourning. According to scientists, as soon as Columbia entered the Earth's atmosphere, its thermal insulation layers burst and the accident occurred due to the increase in the temperature of the vehicle.

Kalpana Chawla was the first woman to go into space. On 1 February 2013, 7 people including Kalpana Chawla were traveling in the spacecraft from which she was returning. All 7 people lost their lives in these. The spacecraft Columbia Shuttle STS-107 was at an altitude of about 2 lakh feet. Whose speed was about 20 thousand kilometers per hour. This vehicle was about to land on Earth after 16 minutes, but then this accident happened in which everyone lost their lives.

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