Kalpana Chawla India’s First Woman Astronaut

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Author: Dilip M. Salwi

9788129130914 | PB | pp. 80 | 2016 | Rupa Publications

This book chronicles her entire life, from her childhood to joining NASA and her last sojourn in space. The author not only captures the defining moments in Kalpana Chawla’s life, but also inspires people to follow their passion and never give up on their dreams.

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Born to a traditional family in Karnal, Haryana, Kalpana Chawla was the youngest of four children. She fought odds and overcame obstacles to pursue aeronautical engineering from Punjab Engineering College and then went abroad to earn a doctorate in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado, USA.

She joined NASA, where she was described as a ‘terrific engineer’. Soon, she was selected as an astronaut candidate. She made the journey into space not once but twice. Her promising life ended tragically during her second tour to space shuttle Columbia disintegrated on February 1, 2003.

This book chronicles her entire life, from her childhood to joining NASA and her last sojourn in space. The author not only captures the defining moments in Kalpana Chawla’s life, but also inspires people to follow their passion and never give up on their dreams.

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Author:

Dilip M. Salwi

ISBN:

9788129130914

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

80

Year of Publication:

2016

Publisher:

Rupa Publications

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

Dilip M. Salwi was an Indian author, popularly known as the ‘Indian Asimov’ for popularizing science through short stories, fiction and non-fiction novels among children. He won several national awards and fellowships for his work. His most famous works include Scientists of India, The Robots Are Coming and Folk Tales of Science.

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