Born: 1 July 1961, Karnal, India
Died: 1 February 2003 (Breakup of Columbia on STS-107)
Group: NASA Group 15 (8 December 1994)
|1||STS-87||19 November 1997||15 days, 16 hours, 34 minutes, 4 seconds|
|2||STS-107||16 January 2003||15 days, 22 hours, 20 minutes, 22 seconds|
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).