Kalpana Chawla

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International Space Station gets a new toilet, costs $23 million

06 Oct 2020

International Space Station gets a new toilet, costs $23 million

A new space toilet has been delivered at the International Space Station (ISS).

Celebrating Kalpana Chawla, 16 years after her death

01 Feb 2019

Celebrating Kalpana Chawla, 16 years after her death

Seven astronauts were killed today 16 years ago, after their space shuttle disintegrated on entering the Earth's atmosphere, 16 minutes away from landing. Kalpana Chawla, the first woman of Indian-origin to space-travel, was one of them.

I'm flying in 'sick-aircraft': Mumbai plane crash victim told father

29 Jun 2018

I'm flying in 'sick-aircraft': Mumbai plane crash victim told father

Maintenance engineer Surabhi Gupta, one of the five killed in Mumbai plane crash yesterday, had told her father over the phone that she was going to fly in a "sick aircraft".

American hero Kalpana Chawla continues to inspire millions: President Trump

01 May 2018

American hero Kalpana Chawla continues to inspire millions: President Trump

US President Donald Trump has hailed Indian-origin Kalpana Chawla as an American hero for devoting her life to Space Shuttle program and its various missions transporting cargo and crew to and from International Space Station.

Celebrating Kalpana Chawla on her 56th birth anniversary

17 Mar 2018

Celebrating Kalpana Chawla on her 56th birth anniversary

Kalpana Chawla, the first woman of Indian-origin to space-travel, was born today in Karnal, Haryana.

Celebrating Kalpana Chawla, 15 years after her death

01 Feb 2018

Celebrating Kalpana Chawla, 15 years after her death

Seven astronauts were killed today 15 years ago, after their space shuttle disintegrated on entering the Earth's atmosphere, 16 minutes away from landing. Kalpana Chawla, the first woman of Indian-origin to space-travel, was one of them.

Maharashtra girl wins 1st Kalpana Chawla scholarship

03 Jul 2017

Maharashtra girl wins 1st Kalpana Chawla scholarship

Sonal Baberwal from Amaravati created history by becoming the first winner of Kalpana Chawla scholarship of the International Space University (ISU) in Ireland.

What happened in the Capital today?

10 Jan 2017

What happened in the Capital today?

With the workers of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation still on strike, civic-employees of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation also started their strike today.

India has largest diaspora population in the world

14 Jan 2016

India has largest diaspora population in the world

According to a survey conducted by the UN department of economic and social affairs (DESA), India has the largest diaspora population in the world, with 16 million Indians living abroad.

32 years ago, Sally Ride made history!

20 Jun 2015

32 years ago, Sally Ride made history!

On 18 June 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to travel in space.