March 17, 1962|
Karnal, Punjab, India
(now in Haryana, India)
|Died||February 1, 2003
Aboard Space Shuttle Columbia over Texas, U.S.
|Punjab Engineering College
University of Texas at Arlington
University of Colorado at Boulder
Time in space
|31d 14h 54m|
|Selection||1994 NASA Group|
Some of the senior people, the very senior astronauts, shook my hand and said, 'K.C., you did a great job. Don't let anyone tell you different.'
I don't know why I always liked aerospace engineering. I was in the 10th grade when I figured that's what I wanted to do.
I was interested in aerospace and flying, and the U.S. is really the best place in the world for flying.
When you look at the stars and the galaxy, you feel that you are not just from any particular piece of land, but from the solar system.
I stopped thinking about it after trying to figure out what are the lessons learned, and there are so many. After I had basically sorted that out, I figured it's time to really look at the future and not at the past.