Kalpana Chawla was born on 17th March, 1962 and died on 1st February, 2003 in Karnal, India. She was the first Indian - American astronaut and also the first woman in space. She first flew on the Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator. In 2003, Kalpana was one of the seven victims of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
Kalpana Chawla was born in  Karnal, India. She was the first Indian-American astronaut and first Indian woman in space.  She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator. In 2003, Chawla was one of the seven crew members killed in theSpace Shuttle Columbia disaster