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Kalpana Chawla
"KC "

Born: 1 July 1961, Karnal, India

Nationality: American

Died: 1 February 2003 (Breakup of Columbia on STS-107)

Group: NASA Group 15 (8 December 1994)

Status: Deceased


FAI Flights:
1STS-8719 November 199715 days, 16 hours, 34 minutes, 4 seconds
2STS-10716 January 200315 days, 22 hours, 20 minutes, 22 seconds

  BS (Aeronautical Engineering), Punjab Engineering College, India, 1982
  MS (Aerospace Engineering), University of Texas, 1984
  Ph.D (Aerospace Engineering), University of Colorado, 1988

Chawla was a mission specialist on STS-107. She was the first woman from India to fly in space. She had degrees in aeronautical engineering from Punjab Engineering College (undergraduate), University of Texas (master's), and the University of Colorado (doctorate).


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