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Kalpana Chawla

US spacecraft named after late Indian-American astronaut Kalpana Chawla

'Today we honour Kalpana Chawla, who made history at @NASA as the first female astronaut of Indian descent,' said Northrop Grumman company

10 Sep 2020 11:11 AM

Kalpana Chawla used to say someday she’d be ‘kidnapped’ in outer space: Father

The proud father said Kalpana’s fascination for flying objects began when she was just three and saw a plane from the terrace of their home.

25 Oct 2019 1:54 PM

Not so casual sexism

Casual sexism is still prevalent in all spheres of society and even considered normal.

03 Jun 2019 12:00 AM

Is Priyanka Chopra not signing Kalpana Chawla biopic?

Priyanka’s visit to India always garners speculations, which happened even with her UNICEF event in Delhi.

13 Apr 2018 3:00 PM

Modi lauds women achievers, says no upper limits for ‘Nari Shakti’

Modi also lauded the daredevil stunts performed by the BSF biker contingent comprising women participants during Republic Day parade.

28 Jan 2018 3:22 PM


The space girl

Ashna Sudhakaran, a village girl whose father is a farmer, is back from her three-month internship in NASA. she tells her story.

31 Oct 2017 12:17 AM

Anima rubishes NASA rumours

Patil-Sabale added that she is currently working with POSSUM, a commercial space research project.

03 Oct 2017 2:10 AM

I want to be like Kalpana Chawla, says Alisha Abdullah

Alisha Abdullah talks about her return to the racing track after eight years, her acting ambition and enjoying the ‘happily married’ phase.

04 Jul 2017 12:12 AM

Priyanka Chopra to play Kalpana Chawla?

Priyanka Chopra has been signed to play the role of astronaut Kalpana Chawla in a biopic directed by a newcomer, Priya Mishra.

25 Apr 2017 12:12 AM

Remembering Kalpana Chawla: Girl who dreamt of stars

In 2003, when Space Shuttle Columbia was re-entering Earth's atmosphere, it burnt and disintegrated into pieces killing everyone on board.

01 Feb 2017 8:48 PM