Kalpana Chawla, India’s first woman astronaut to in space actually lived the dream of many people. She actually flew beyond the Earth’s surface into the endless space and left behind a sense of pride in the hearts of many Indians.
we remember Kalpana Chawla through her last video message to India.
While talking to then Indian PM Mr. IK Gujral, Kalpana Chawla said, “It’s a very special feeling. All the words said for the beauty of stars and, seem literal now…”
On the ill-fated morning of February 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia carrying Kalpana Chawla and six other astronauts perished upon entry to the earth’s atmosphere leading to their death.
“Our mission is successful and we are all fine here,” was the last communication Kalpana Chawla’s family heard from the Indian-American astronaut.
Her brother-in-law, Ved Vyas, who is married to Kalpana’s sister had said, “Like her mother, she was deeply religious. Very down-to-earth, she led a very simple life. She was very involved with day to day chores in the house also,” he said.
He added, “When it came to working, her dedication was unmatchable.